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Cruise Radio News Briefs — February 19, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Viking Extends Cruise Pause

In a letter sent to booked guests, Viking announced that it has extended its pause in operations through May 31.

Those who were booked on sailings that are now canceled can opt for a full refund or a 125 percent future cruise credit.

Shore Power May Be Coming to PortMiami

Miami-Dade County has signed a joint statement with six cruise companies to bring shore power to PortMiami in the next several years.

When compatible ships are docked there, they can plug into the shoreside power grid instead of having to completely rely on their engines for electricity. In turn, shore power helps reduce cruise ship fuel emissions.

The cruise companies that signed the statement are Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, and Virgin Voyages.

MSC Reveals Details on New U.S. Based Ship

MSC Cruises has revealed new details on its upcoming U.S. based ship, MSC Seashore.

The vessel will feature a new infinity pool, as well as two infinity whirlpools. And for the first time, the line’s signature Butcher’s Cut steakhouse will include outdoor dining.

Seashore will also host the fleet’s largest MSC Yacht Club yet, with a larger pool area and more deluxe suite accommodations.

The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before heading to her new home at PortMiami later year.

STORY: MSC Reveals New Details on Upcoming US-based Cruise Ship

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