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Cruise Radio News Briefs — February 16, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Cruise Line Offers More OBC

Carnival Cruise Line is giving guests a couple of options that are concerned about their upcoming voyage that is longer than seven nights. 

Now, guests booked on sailings longer than a week through October 31, have the ability to cancel their reservation without penalty, or they can wait, and if the cruise does operate, they will receive a $100 per cabin OBC.  

If that cruise eventually cancels, the guest will be entitled to the FCC/OBC offer or a full refund.

Currently, Carnival Cruise Line has all sailings canceled through the end of April. 

Another 140-Night World Cruise

Luxury cruise line Seabourn has announced a 140-night World Cruise from Miami to Barcelona, which will set sail on January 6, 2023.

During the journey, Seabourn Sojourn will visit 61 destinations in the South Pacific, Indian Ocean, Africa, and Central America, including overnight stays in 10 cities. 

The 2023 World Cruise is now open for booking and starts at $67,000 per person. 

MSC Captain Charged with Ship Accident

The criminal case following a 2019 accident where MSC Opera hit a dock and river cruise ship in Venice has finally come to a close.

The verdict? 

Due to their roles in the accident, the Captain of MSC Opera was initially sentenced to serve five months in prison, with the chief engineer and chief electrician each serving two months. 

However, MSC confirms those charges have been turned into monetary fines. 

While there were some injuries in the collision, fortunately, there were no fatalities.

Stock Market

The stock market was closed on Monday for President’s Day, it’ll reopen later this morning.

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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