Cruise News Update: October 25, 2023 [VIDEO]

Here are the top cruise industry news stories for Wednesday, October 25, 2023, and the stock report for Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).

Cruise News Updates for Today

Ship Sinks in Europe

A sad story as a P&O cruise ship was called to assist in a search and rescue operation on Tuesday. 

A British cargo ship named Verity sank after colliding with another vessel off the coast of Germany Tuesday morning. 

Of the seven crew members aboard the Verity, one body has been recovered, two have been rescued and are in good condition, while four remain missing. 

A chilling graphic on marine traffic shows when the ship lost signal on the AIS and went down in 100 feet of water. 

A spokesperson for P&O Cruises said, “P&O Cruises Iona is currently involved in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Germany.”

It continued, “The incident is ongoing, and Iona’s cooperation complies with international maritime law as well as being consistent with the company’s moral and legal obligations.”

Cozumel Installs More Security Cameras

Smile next time you go to Cozumel. 

The island has enhanced security by installing 33 advanced facial recognition surveillance cameras and three security arches.  

This is a collaborative effort between the state and municipal governments. Cozumel Police stated that these installations aim to bolster security and deter crime. 

This adds to the 40 cameras installed in 2019. The island did not give the exact locations of the installations. 

Princess Deploys Largest Ship Down Under

Princess Cruises has revealed that the Discovery Princess will be based in Sydney for the 2025-26 summer season. 

Making its debut in October 2025, the ship will join the Crown Princess and Grand Princess in the summer lineup. 

Details of the summer program, including the longest World Cruise, will be announced next month. 

Cruise Line Stock Report

  • CCL 11.45, 1%
  • RCL 82.48, 1.5%
  • NCL  13.95, up slightly

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