Cruise Radio News Briefs — June 1, 2021 [VIDEO]

Mardi Gras Set to Arrive in Port Canaveral This Week

Port Canaveral is gearing up to host Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Mardi Gras on Friday morning.

The ship will dock at Carnival’s new Terminal 3, where it will also be homeporting once cruising resumes. It will have two dozen dining options and host the first rollercoaster at sea, BOLT. 

Mardi Gras will sail seven-night Caribbean voyages from the central Florida port.

STORY: From Mardi Gras’ Arrival to Protocols, What’s Next for Carnival Cruise Line

Norwegian Cancels Caribbean Homeport Cruises

On the heels of Norwegian Cruise Line announcing its redeployment schedule last week, the company has canceled Norwegian Joy sailings from Jamaica this summer and Norwegian Gem cruises from the Dominican Republic. 

The cruise line said it is canceling Jamaica so it can transfer crew to Norwegian Bliss to recoup what is left of the Alaska season. 

Instead, Norwegian plans to restart Joy from Miami in October.

STORY: Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Caribbean-Based Sailings, Repositions Ships

MSC Details Its Largest Cruise Ship Ever

MSC Cruises has announced details on its new ship MSC World Europa.

The LNG vessel will have a Y-shaped hull and according to the cruise line, it’s a ship “built for the future.”

World Europa will feature 13 dining venues including six speciality restaurants, as well as 19 different cabin categories with 65 percent of the ship’s cabins including private balconies. The vessel will also feature a first for MSC — The Spiral, the longest dry slide at sea spanning 11 decks. For reference, Royal Caribbean’s similar Ultimate Abyss slide is 10 decks tall. 

MSC World Europa is scheduled to debut at the end of 2022 in the Persian Gulf and sail from Dubai, UAE before heading to the Mediterranean.

STORY: MSC Details Its Largest Cruise Ship Ever, Now Open For Booking

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