Allure of the Seas to Get a Huge $165 Million Makeover

Royal Caribbean is planning a two-month, $165 million overhaul of Allure of the Seas in spring 2020. The makeover will give the ship some of the same iconic features as the other three Oasis-class ships.

The overhaul includes the 10-story dry slide The Ultimate Abyss and The Perfect Storm, which is a trio of water slides with see-through panels so you can enjoy the views as you go down. The record-breaking slides already exist on sister ships Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, which are both based in the US.

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Trump Admin Bans Cruises from Traveling to Cuba

The U.S. government imposed new restrictions on Americans going to Cuba, banning the most common way Americans travel to the island. The ban was announced Tuesday as a part of a new series of travel-related sanctions.

Beginning on Wednesday, тhe Trump administration will not allow group educational and cultural trips to the island unless they were booked before June 5, the Treasury Department said in an official statement. Nor will it permit cruises, private yachts or fishing vessels to stop in Cuba. Group people-to-people trips have become the most popular form of U.S. leisure travel to the island, bringing more than 142,000 people in the first four months of the year that is more than a 300% increase over the same period last year.

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Carnival Cruise’s New Mardi Gras Ship Heads to Port Canaveral in 2020

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that the upcoming Mardi Gras will arrive with innovative new stateroom designs when it joins in the fleet in 2020.

Mardi Gras will be the largest ship in the company’s fleet and it will feature the popular Havana inspired cabins with exclusive access to a Cuban-themed bar, first introduced on the Vista-class.

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