Royal Caribbean is making a change to their non-refundable deposits on cruises starting tomorrow, June 1, 2022. The cruise line is discontinuing the Future Cruise Credit component and it will no longer apply when canceling under this policy outside of the final payment period. Instead, the deposit amount will be withheld in-full. Guests booked prior
Disney Dream passengers got a rare sighting on Sunday, May 29, 2022, during their visit to Castaway Cay, when a waterspout was sighted just offshore. The severe weather caused brief delays for visiting guests, but no damage or injuries were reported, and there was no alteration to the ship’s itinerary. Waterspout Sighted Near Castaway Cay
Where do we start in this week’s cruise news update! We’ve got coverage on what happened on board the Carnival Freedom with that iconic funnel, along with the aftermath and updates from Royal Caribbean. Cruise News Update It’s time to make sure you’re updated on some of the major cruise news from the past week,
The much-anticipated Disney Wish is one step closer to welcoming guests, as details have just been released about her planned arrival to her homeport in Florida as well as her christening ceremony and maiden voyage. The multi-day event will include various ceremonies and special events before the ship sets sail on her first official cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line has canceled cruises on two different cruise ships after a fire broke out in the funnel on Carnival Freedom this week. Carnival Cruise Line has canceled the next three sailings on Carnival Freedom so the ship can head to a dry dock in the Bahamas for repairs to the ship’s funnel. All
The Ministry of Tourism in Jamaica has determined that pilot error was responsible for Harmony of the Seas backing into a dock extension in Falmouth, Jamaica on May 26, 2022. The dock is currently being repaired and should be fully operational for ships next week. Harmony of the Seas Collides With Dock The collision occurred
Azamara became the latest cruise line to have all of their ships back in service when Azamara Journey welcomed guests back on board. “I am beyond thankful to our hard-working team and dedicated crew members for all the incredible work and effort that has brought us to this exciting moment,” says Carol Cabezas, President of
After a fire broke out on board the Carnival Freedom on Thursday morning while docked in Grand Turk, Carnival Cruise Line has decided to use another ship to assist. The cruise line has also stated that Carnival Freedom will undergo a dry dock in Grand Bahama. Carnival Conquest to Assist On Thursday morning, a fire
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, one of the world’s finest luxury cruise lines, has announced their longest world cruise ever that will set sail in early 2025 from Miami, Florida. Regent’s newly announced world cruise for 2025 will start in Miami on January 7, 2025 before ending in San Francisco 150 days later. The cruise will
After 10 years of sailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its homeport agreement with the South Carolina Ports Authority will not be extended beyond 2024. This does not necessarily mean the end of cruising from this charming southern port, however, as future development may once again support embarkations and debarkations.
Are you planning on booking a family cruise? What if your family includes a toddler with endless amounts of energy? Some people may shy away from going on a family cruise because they feel too much of their time would be consumed with caring for their child. However, there are cruise lines – including Disney
Norwegian Cruise Line has change the point structure for their loyalty levels that not only adds in two new levels, but also makes it easier to move up to a higher status. Norwegian Cruise Line’s previous tier level were as follows: 1 point – Bronze 30 points – Silver 55 points – Gold 80 points
The world’s two largest cruise lines, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line, now have all of their cruise ships in service for the first time in over two years. Royal Caribbean, the world’s largest cruise line with 26 cruise ships in their fleet, is the latest cruise line to have all of their ships once
Royal Caribbean International has released a new video with construction details on the yet-to-be-revealed 175-metric-ton sphere that will be featured onboard Icon of the Seas. The new class LNG-powered cruise ship is currently under construction and many details of the new ship are still unknown – including this mystery sphere. Icon of the Seas Construction
Royal Caribbean’s next new cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, will be a new class of ship for the cruise line when the vessel debuts in 2023. Royal Caribbean released a video showing a giant sphere being added to the vessel at the shipyard. The sphere measures 46 feet tall and 50 feet in diameter.
A cruise line has added new cruises to Tahiti that will sail later this year and has canceled scheduled cruises to Asia in 2022. Windstar Cruises has canceled cruises in Asia that were scheduled to sail in the fall of 2022 on Star Breeze. The cruise ship will now stay in Alaska for an extended
Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to cancel all Asia sailings of Norwegian Sun from October 11, 2022 through and including April 25, 2023. Instead, the ship will be repositioned to Europe during the upcoming winter and spring seasons, where it will offer roundtrip sailings to the Canary Islands. Cruises Canceled From Four Asian Ports In
Royal Caribbean has announced that they have extended their health protocols for cruise ships that depart from North America through September 30, 2022 and sailings from Europe through June 30, 2022. All of Royal Caribbean’s health protocols will remain unchanged and there will no longer be testing requirements in the terminal for cruises from Italy.
Costa Cruises is one of Carnival Corporation’s nine cruise lines. Although they are Carnival’s Italian line, they offer cruises to the Caribbean, South America, and obviously Europe and the Mediterranean. I just disembarked from my very first Costa cruise on Costa Venezia. It was a week long cruise out of Istanbul with port stops in
The health and safety protocols that are in place onboard Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships sailing from US homeports have been extended through the summer. The protocols were due to expire on June 30, but the cruise line chose to give guests a clear idea of what to expect during summer cruises this year. The protocols