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.
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
Carnival Cruise Line reached a major comeback milestone this past week when they saw their 2 millionth passenger board one of their cruise ships since the cruise line resumed cruises last summer. The milestone was commemorated in Port Canaveral, Florida aboard Carnival Freedom as the Gibbs family – Daniel and Kristi with son Mason and
Celebrity Cruises is offering their lowest prices of the year on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, and to Europe. From now until June 2, 2022, Celebrity Cruises is offering their lowest fares of the year that has seven night cruises in an infinite balcony cabin starting at just $399 per person. This sale from Celebrity
It’s another cruise news update for you as the situation on crew shortages has been an important topic for the past week, especially with Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruise News Update In this week’s update, there have been lots of developments from Carnival Cruise Line as it deals with crew shortage issues
MSC Cruises’ giant new cruise ship that will debut later this year, MSC World Europa, will be 22 decks tall and have 33 restaurants, lounges, and bars. MSC World Europa will be 150 feet wide, feature 2,626 cabins, and have more than 430,000 square feet of public space. The cruise ship will sail her maiden
Families sailing aboard Norwegian Cruise Line this summer will be pleased to find all youth programs open and welcoming young cruisers. This announcement comes as many cruise lines are struggling with staffing issues, particularly as the busy summer season begins, but Norwegian Cruise Line is confident its youth staffing will be up to the challenge.
After two years of closed borders and no cruise travel, the Cayman Islands – which only reopened to cruise travelers in March – is now looking to expand cruise tourism and enhance guests’ experiences at the popular Caribbean destination. In association with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the Cayman Islands is embracing an agreement with
Norwegian Cruise Line has begun to temporarily limit guest capacity aboard Pride of America due to crew shortages. This move is one of several strategies the cruise line is using to keep its service levels up to expectations even while struggling to fill crew rosters. Pride of America Capacity Limited As all major cruise lines
It takes a hefty commitment to make a hefty change, and just such a commitment was made today with input from multiple invested parties to explore the idea of a cruise-led “green corridor” between Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington state. This represents strong leadership to develop more sustainable cruise travel in what is one of
Travel partners and booked guests have been notified of multiple itinerary changes for the July 9, 2022 sailing of Norwegian Getaway, with every port on the ship’s schedule affected by the changes in some way. Not only have some ports been completely changed and one port day eliminated altogether, but other port visits have had
Carnival Cruise Line has brought back a popular program and is once again accepting reservations for guests who want to get married or have vow renewals on Carnival cruise ships. Reservations for Carnival’s weddings and vow renewals have opened for cruises starting September 2022 and beyond. “For decades, Carnival has been the leading wedding operator