Cruise News Update: October 22, 2023 [VIDEO]

Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Sunday, October 22, 2023, and the stock report for Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).

Cruise ship delayed back to port

Delayed back to port. 

Due to Storm Babet, the Celebrity Silhouette’s return to Southampton is delayed by 12 hours, impacting the boarding for its next cruise. The storm caused the ship to skip Vigo, Spain, and stay overnight in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Celebrity Cruises has provided guests with boarding options for later tonight or early tomorrow. Those who want to board on Monday will receive a 200-pound reimbursement. 

The next transatlantic cruise will skip the Azores and stop at Kings Wharf, Bermuda, and Nassau, Bahamas, before arriving in Florida in early Nov. 

Carnival Cruise brings back fleet-wide anywhere pizza

Carnival Cruise Line has resumed its anywhere pizza delivery service across all ships. 

This was first rolled out in 2018, stopped after the shutdown, and now has made a fleet-wide comeback. 

Using the “Hub” app, passengers can order pizza, specify their location, and even use a selfie for delivery identification. 

The delivery costs $5, but the pizza is free, with an optional tip. 

Drinks can also be added to the order. 

The pizza delivery service will also be available on upcoming ships Jubilee and Firenze.

NCL is back in Asia for six months

After a three-year break, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is back in Asia with the Norwegian Jewel sailing from Tokyo for a six-month season. 

The ship will cover 16 itineraries in 11 countries, with new stops in Seoul. 

Voyages will last at least ten days, visiting places like Phuket, Osaka, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Taiwan. 

By the 2024-25 season, NCL will have four ships in Asia, visiting various destinations.

Cruise Line Stock Report

  • CCL 11.03, down 3.1%
  • RCL 80.04, down 2.5%
  • NCL 13.58, down 2.7%

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