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

Florida and CDC Ordered Into Mediation

After hearing deliberations on May 12, the district judge in charge of the lawsuit between Florida and the CDC has ordered the opposing parties into mediation in an effort to resolve the issue.

Rather than grant Florida the injunction against the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order, the judge wants the CDC and Florida to come to their own resolution. A mediator has been assigned to the case, and will be present to help the parties come to an agreement, though a resolution won’t be required. 

The mediation must be conducted by June 1.

STORY: Judge Tells State Of Florida and CDC To Work Out Cruise Lawsuit via Mediation

Enchantment of the Seas Docks in Nassau

Royal Caribbean’s ship Enchantment of the Seas docked in Nassau, Bahamas on Tuesday, a welcome sight in a usually-busy port.

The ship was there just a few hours for provisioning before heading back out.

Enchantment of the Seas is currently scheduled to operate five-night cruises from Baltimore to Bermuda beginning in July. 

Viking Welcomes Newest Ocean Ship

Viking has officially welcomed its newest ocean ship to the fleet, Viking Venus.

During a naming ceremony on Monday, the ship’s godmother Anne Diamond offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for the ship before assisting in breaking a bottle of Norwegian aquavit on the hull.

The event not only marked the ship becoming an official addition to the fleet, but it also commemorated Viking’s return to service after a 14 month pause. 

On May 22, guests will embark Venus in Portsmouth for the first of five roundtrip cruises around England.

STORY: Viking’s Newest Ocean Cruise Ship Named and Welcomed to the Fleet

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