New Attractions Coming to Mariner of the Seas: A Virtual Reality Trampoline Lets Passengers Walk on the Moon

Revamp of Royal Caribbean ship will add virtual reality trampoline.

New features coming to Mariner of the Seas as part of a $90 million refurbishment this year, revealed Royal Caribbean a few days ago.

The cruise line that boasts the largest cruise ships at sea is sending Mariner of the Seas into drydock for $90 million refurbishments that will add new features to the ship: a new attraction called the Sky Pad- virtual reality, bungee jump, and trampoline. There will be other facilities like a new sports bar, Tiki bar, water slides, restaurants and more. Continue reading

Woman Missing after Falling from Carnival Triumph

A woman sailing on a cruise from New Orleans has fallen overboard.

A woman has fallen overboard from a Carnival cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico while sailing from New Orleans.

The incident happened Sunday night while it was on the second day of a five-day cruise sailing toward Cozumel, Mexico.

Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken said a 44-year-old woman “was seen going overboard” from the Carnival Triumph Sunday night.

The company says that search and rescue operations are underway for the missing woman and the Mexican Navy is in charge of the search.

According to wwltv.com.

Technical Issue Forces Grandeur of the Seas to Stop for Repairs

A mechanical issue forced 2000-passenger Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship to make a stop for repairs January 10 in Port Canaveral, cruise line officials told the media.
Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas have been currently stuck in Port Canaveral.
The cruise operator’s engineering team has been working for two days now to resolve the issue. At this time, the Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to sail back into Baltimore tomorrow, Saturday, January 13. Continue reading

Winter Storm Grayson Delays Cruise Line Sailings

The winter storm Grayson brought some changes to cruise ship schedules.

The monster storm hit the US East Coast during the first week of January. Although no cruise ports are closed at this time, the storm impacted a few cruise ship itineraries.

The biggest issue with cruise ship sailings was in New York City. Cunard’s Queen Mary was forced to remain in New York for an extra day on its transatlantic crossing to Southampton.

Another ship impacted by Grayson is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway. The ship was scheduled to end its seven-night Bahamas and Florida sailing early on Friday, January 5. However, it came into port a few hours later in the day.

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