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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Royal Caribbean Sends Adventure of the Seas to Help Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean cancels cruise and sends ship on humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico, nearly 2,000 evacuated.

The cruise line is canceling the September 30 sailing of one of its cruise ships to help victims of Hurricane Maria, officials of the cruise line announced a few days ago. Continue reading

Canceled or Re-routed Cruises Due to Irma

Hurricane Irma cancels cruises, ships return early. Port Canaveral closes Saturday.
Florida faces the ‘most catastrophic storm’ it has ever seen in the coming hours as Hurricane Irma prepares to unleash tornadoes, a 15ft sea surge, flooding and 130mph winds.
Irma caused widespread cruise cancellations. The cruise ship companies Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian had to cancel cruises or change itineraries because of the hurricane. All the cruise lines have offered either reimbursement or credit towards future cruises for travelers affected by the last-minute change. Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Opens Bookings for New Cuba Sailings

Norwegian Sun cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral are now on sale.
The Miami-based line will send Norwegian Sun to Cuba from Port Canaveral on four-night trips beginning next summer.

Norwegian Cruise Line has just begun taking reservations for the four-night trips, which will kick off in May 2018. The plans for the sailings were announced earlier this month. The voyages will take place every week during the summer with departures on Mondays, beginning May 7 next year. Continue reading

The First Ferrari-Themed Race Track at Sea Aboard the Brand New Norwegian Joy

A two-level Ferrari-themed course aboard the brand new Norwegian Joy was unveiled just a few days ago.
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced a new partnership with Scuderia Ferrari that includes the development of a Ferrari-themed race on the top deck of the soon-to-debut Norwegian Joy. Scuderia Ferrari is the racing division of Italian carmaker.
The 3,850-passenger vessel that is designed specifically for the Chinese market also will feature a retail store next to the track that sells Scuderia Ferrari watches.
Located at the top of the luxury cruise ship, the Ferrari race track will accommodate up to 10 drivers who will be able to take a spin in electric go-carts at a time.

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