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In this week’s cruise news update, there’s a lot to catch up on, but it’s not all positive, with some Carnival ships having to stay on hold even longer. However, cruise ships are still resuming service throughout the sector, including Virgin Voyages.
Update on the Cruise
Another busy week of cruise news from all of the major cruise lines has begun, with another Carnival cruise ship beginning service today from the world’s cruise capital. Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Virgin Voyages, and Princess Cruises are also covered. In the video below, you can see the whole voyage update:
Cruises on the Carnival Freedom have resumed.
On October 9, Carnival Freedom will resume service out of Miami, Florida, making it the fleet’s 12th ship to do so. The ship’s inaugural return trip will be an eight-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary that includes stops in St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Amber Cove. The Carnival Freedom’s long-awaited voyage will also include three days at sea, with a return to Maimi, the world’s cruise capital, on October 17.
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The ship will join the Carnival Horizon and Carnival Sunrise, which both began voyages from Miami in July and August, respectively. Carnival Conquest, a sister ship, will resume sailings from Miami on December 13, 2021.
Virgin Voyages Has Started Cruising From Miami
We’ve all heard about Virgin Voyages for years, but the cruise line has just recently been allowed to begin passenger operations from PortMiami. Scarlet Lady, the first ship constructed for the cruise line, began sailing from the port on October 6.
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Scarlet Lady is currently sailing four- and five-night Caribbean itineraries after spending the summer in the UK. In the following months, the ship will provide a wide range of trips. Nassau and Bimini will be stops on four-night Bahamas cruises. Five-night Riviera Maya cruises to Cozumel, Mayan Sol journeys to Costa Maya, and Dominican voyages to Puerto Plata are among the other cruises available.
Virgin Voyages is an adults-only cruise line, and passengers must be fully vaccinated in order to sail. The ship has a gross tonnage of 110,000 tons and can accommodate 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew members.
More Carnival cancellations are expected.
Carnival Cruise Line provided an update on ships scheduled to resume service in 2022, as anticipated, as the company moves closer to restarting operations. Because more time is required to put the whole fleet back into operation, five boats will be placed on hold until 2022.
Carnival Sunshine will begin cruises from Charleston on January 13, 2022, with a four-day Bahamas itinerary as the first stop. Carnival Liberty will resume service from Port Canaveral on February 11, 2022, after receiving a new livery.
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The Carnival Ecstasy from Jacksonville, the Carnival Paradise from Tampa, and the Carnival Sensation from Mobile will all return in 2022. All three Fantasy-class ships’ sailings have been canceled until February 2022.
A report on the two Carnival cruise ships stationed in Australia is also included. Carnival Splendor voyages from Sydney are cancelled until February 7, 2022, while Carnival Spirit ships from Brisbane are cancelled through February 20, 2022, with no indication on when the cruise industry in Australia may reopen.
The Key Benefits of Royal Caribbean have been updated.
If you’ve ever been through the process of booking a Royal Caribbean cruise, you’ve probably seen the optional extras that may be purchased before you set sail. Consider a tour, drink packages, and the Key, an optional program.
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The program has been updated, and visitors may buy access to it throughout the booking process. Guests will get free room service for the length of the trip, as well as a 25% discount on onboard dining purchases. Prior to the pandemic, guests having Key access had priority entry in the terminal within their scheduled arrival time on Day 1. Prior to the epidemic, this was a priority check-in. A unique “grab and go” breakfast bag and option departure are offered on debarkation day, which was formerly an a la carte breakfast.
The Key was launched a few years ago and may be thought of as a Fastpass with some added perks. You will be charged a daily fee, which will be paid per person. The price per person, each day may vary from $19.99 to $37.99.
Ceremonial Naming of the MSC Seashore
The naming ceremony for MSC Seashore, the cruise line’s flagship, will take place on the cruise line’s own island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas. Sophia Loren is most recognized for her acting, but she has also made history in other fields. On November 18, 2021, the actress will name her 16th MSC cruise ship, MSC Seashore.
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On November 17, MSC Seashore will set sail from Miami on an unique one-time christening trip. Onboard and onshore celebrations will take place; the ship will stay overnight in the Bahamas as guests enjoy a gala supper honoring MSC’s newest vessel. On November 20, MSC Seashore will resume regular voyages.
The new ship will make its first voyage from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Ocean Cay Marine Reserve before returning to Miami.
The first Seaside EVO class ship is MSC’s flagship, and it is an evolution of the two previous Seaside class ships, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview. The MSC Seashore can accommodate 4,540 passengers and has a gross tonnage of approximately 170,000.
Protocols are being extended during Carnival.
Enjoy yourself. Take precautions, The onboard and pre-boarding health procedures used by Carnival Cruise Line will continue throughout the new year. Guests who want to travel on a Carnival cruise ship from now until February 2022 will need to get vaccinated.
It implies that all passengers above the age of 12 must be completely vaccinated 14 days before to departure. Guests who need oxygen for medical reasons are not authorized to sail and will not be permitted to sail until March 2022, according to the cruise company.
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Exemption requests for sailings in 2022 are unlikely to be granted by Carnival Cruise Line. The reason for this is because the cruise company anticipates the FDA approving vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 in the near future, which means that children may be vaccinated before the holiday season.
Vaccine exemptions will be offered on a limited basis for children under the age of twelve on Caribbean cruises until December 31, 2021.
If you have an impending trip, make sure you review all of the cruise company’s procedures, and keep in mind that they change often, so keep an eye out for official cruise line correspondence.
The Majestic Princess sets off from Los Angeles.
With Majestic Princess being the second ship in the fleet to resume sailings from Los Angeles, California, Princess Cruises has taken another major step toward putting its fleet back into operation.
Following a half season in Alaska, the ship arrived in Los Angeles on October 6 to begin 14 round-trip voyages that would run until the end of the year. The itineraries range from three to ten days and include stops on the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast, and the West Coast.
Since 1965, Princess Cruises has been the premier cruise line on the West Coast, operating from Los Angeles. The cruise line contributed $594 million to the Los Angeles economy in 2019 and is an important component of the cruise industry, having docked over 700 ships in the city over the last decade.
The Royal-class vessel, which has a gross tonnage of 143,700, was initially put into service in March 2017. The ship can accommodate 3,560 passengers and has 1,346 foreign crew members.
So those are just a few of the major cruise news stories from the week; we’ve got plenty more, including MSC Cruises getting approval to resume operations in two more countries, a major rebrand for Costa Cruises, the iconic funnel being removed from a former Carnival cruise ship, the Carnival Liberty getting a new livery, and more.
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