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More cruise ships under CDC investigation due to COVID cases
Virus Outbreak-Florida Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Horizon cruise ship is shown docked at PortMiami, Friday, April 9, 2021, in Miami. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more cruise ships due to new COVID-19 cases aboard. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for the CDC and cruise lines to again halt cruise travel, six months after the industry mounted its comeback. Time for CDC and cruise lines to protect consumers, again pause — docking their ships,” the Connecticut senator posted on Twitter. The Mexican government said Tuesday it would allow cruise ships with reported coronavirus cases to dock.wftv.com
CDC extends Covid restrictions for cruise ship industry to January
People come out to watch the new Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras as it departs on its maiden voyage, a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida on July 31, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended into January restrictions on the cruise ship industry that were set to expire next week, citing concerns over the highly contagious delta variant and breakthrough cases among vaccinated travelers. The CDC has allowed cruise ships to operate with conditions since October 2020, requiring masks onboard and vaccinations or testing of passengers and crew, among other safety precautions. "However, CDC decided to temporarily extend the Order due to the continued spread of the Delta variant." Cruise lines that fail to secure a Covid-19 Conditional Sailing Certificate from the CDC will be barred from operating in U.S. waters.cnbc.com
Carnival Cruise Line pops the champagne while christening new Mardi Gras cruise ship
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Carnival Cruise Line popped the champagne and christened its Mardi Gras cruise ship on Saturday. It was the first cruise to set sail again since ships stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ: Hali, a great white shark, is located off east coast of FloridaSaturday was a day for the Carnival history books. Carnival CEO Arnold Donald opened the ceremony to their newest ship by highlighting diversity. READ: Walmart announces new delivery options for the holiday seasonShaq helped cut the ribbon for his newest restaurant on the Mardi Gras, Big Chicken.wftv.com
Hurricane Ida aftermath: Carnival Corp. docks ship to house frontline workers for recovery effort
Carnival Corp. is helping with the recovery efforts after Hurricane Ida. Carnival Glory FILE PHOTO: The Carnival Glory will be docked in New Orleans to help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. (ANDY NEWMAN/Getty Images)The ship has provisions like food, water and other items for up to 2,600 hospital workers, first responders, city workers and utility workers, among other emergency personnel, Carnival Corp. said in a news release. More than a million people in metro New Orleans are without power after Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 storm last week, NBC News reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 22 Photos: Hurricane Ida pummels Louisiana Montegut fire chief Toby Henry walks back to his fire truck in the rain as firefighters cut through trees on the road in Bourg, Louisiana as Hurricane Ida passes on August 29, 2021.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Carnival confirms restart of 6 additional ships, tweaks COVID-19 protocols
MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line on Thursday revealed restart dates for six additional ships, as well as updated masking and overall health and safety protocols expected to remain in place through the end of 2021. Carnival Legend will sail from Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, beginning Nov. 14. (Carnival Pride will sail from Baltimore beginning Sept. 12, before moving its homeport to Tampa following a Panama Canal repositioning cruise.) will sail from Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, beginning Nov. 14. Carnival Pride’ s new service from Tampa begins Nov. 14.s new service from Tampa begins Nov. 14.wftv.com
Cruise lines require vaccinations, tests, amid virus surge
Virus Outbreak Cruises n this Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 photo, The Carnival Dream cruise ship arrives as construction work is underway for Carnival Cruise Line's new Terminal F, which will be the homeport to the Carnival Celebration cruise ship at PortMiami, in Miami. Cruise companies are adapting to a changing landscape amid a rise in COVID-19 cases that is threatening to dampen the industry’s comeback. Some cruise lines — and cruise destinations — are also revising their own guidelines. Neither cruise lines nor the federal government are reporting how many cases they have had on their ships. Officials in Belize, however, recently reported that 26 crew members and one passenger of a Carnival cruise ship — all of whom had been vaccinated — tested positive for COVID-19.wftv.com
Carnival implements mask requirements for all guests, pre-cruise testing for vaccinated guests
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Carnival Cruise Line on Wednesday announced changes to its onboard mask policy and pre-cruise testing requirements. All guests will be asked to wear masks in certain indoor areas of Carnival’s ships, the cruise line said. Carnival has also added a pre-cruise testing requirement for all vaccinated guests effective with cruises departing between Aug. 14 and Oct. 31. All fully vaccinated guests must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of embarking. Guests who are unvaccinated will continue to follow requirements previously announced, which include pre-cruise testing, testing prior to boarding and testing within 24 hours of debarking on cruises of five days or longer.wftv.com
Carnival Cruise Line will issue new mask and COVID-19 testing mandates for passengers
The resurgence of COVID-19 won’t alter the return of Carnival Cruise Line’s voyages, but the Doral-based cruise line plans to issue mask and testing mandates for its passengers, Carnival announced Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Carnival’s Mardi Gras set to sail from Port Canaveral
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The cruise industry is taking a step closer to normalcy here in Central Florida. People are getting on a Carnival Cruise ship for the first cruise with paying customers out of Port Canaveral in over a year. On Saturday, Carnival’s liquified natural gas-powered “Mardi Gras” will start operating 8-day cruises to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral. So, that’s big news for us,” said Port Canaveral CEO John Murray. Disney Cruise Lines first voyage with paying customers in over a year will sail out of Port Canaveral in a little over a week.wftv.com
Carnival’s Mardi Gras cruise ship set to sail from Port Canaveral
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Port Canaveral’s first cruise to sail with paying passengers in 18 months departs Saturday. Guests got a sneak peak of Carnival’s new flagship, The Mardi Gras, on Friday and some undoubtedly notice some changes. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 9 Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras (Mel Holt)When this ship sails on Saturday, it will be with 4,000 passengers and at 70% of its capacity. The liquefied natural gas-powered Mardi Gras will start operating seven-day cruises to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral. They are also tested before they board, and if a voyage is longer than 4 days, they are tested again.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Carnival to restart vaccinated-only sailings of 7 ships from US ports this fall
Carnival to resume sailings aboard 7 more ships Carnival Cruise Line confirmed Monday, July 19, 2021, that seven ships will resume sailings from U.S. ports this fall aboard vaccinated cruises through at least October. MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line confirmed Monday that seven ships will resume sailings from six U.S. ports this fall aboard vaccinated cruises through at least October. “We are very excited about our restart and greatly appreciate the support of our guests, travel agents and port and destination partners,” Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy stated in a news release. Cancellation of a three-day cruise aboard the Long Beach, California-based Miracle slated for Sept. 24, with the ship reentering service on Sept. 27. Duffy stated that Carnival is working toward returning the cruise line’s entire fleet to service by the close of 2021.wftv.com
Carnival loses $2.1 billion waiting for cruising to resume
Earns Carnival FILE - In this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, file photo, the Carnival Cruise ship "Liberty" is docked at Port Canaveral, Fla. Carnival Corp. continues to lose billions while it waits for cruising to recover from the pandemic. Carnival said Thursday, June 24, that it lost $2.1 billion in its latest quarter. Carnival, whose nine cruising subsidiaries include Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, said bookings in the March-through-May quarter rose 45% over the previous quarter, and cumulative bookings for 2022 are ahead of 2019. Carnival expects to have 42 ships, accounting for more than half the parent company’s capacity, sailing by the end of November. The company said it lost $2.07 billion in the quarter that ended May 31 and has lost more than $14 billion since the pandemic started.wftv.com
Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach
Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. In a letter to customers, the Miami-based company indicated that outsiders might have gained access to Social Security numbers, passport numbers, dates of birth, addresses and health information of people. Carnival spokesman Roger Frizzell said the company detected outside access to some of its information-technology systems on March 19 and shut down the intrusion and hired a cybersecurity company to investigate. He said Carnival is making changes to improve security of its information systems. Frizzell said the company has notified the affected people and set up a call center to answer their questions.wftv.com
Carnival Cruise Line to restart select US cruises in July, will require COVID-19 vaccines
Carnival Vista The Carnival Vista is pictured in this summer 2017 file photo, docked in the Caribbean’s Grand Turk. The ship is slated to be Carnival Cruise Line’s first to resume sailings following the COVID-19 pandemic, with a July 3 departure slated from its homeport in Galveston, Texas. (NYCLA/Getty Images/iStockphoto)GALVESTON, Texas — Carnival Cruise Line confirmed Monday it plans to resume limited sailings from the ports of Galveston and Miami in July, but all guests must be fully vaccinated to cruise. As a result, our alternative is to operate our ships from the U.S. during the month of July with vaccinated guests,” Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy stated. CDC spokesperson Caitlin Shockey provided the outlet with a list of approved cruises that includes only Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon for test cruises with volunteer passengers.wftv.com
CDC approval clears Carnival Cruise Line to restart sailings
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Carnival Cruise Line reached an agreement Friday with Port Canaveral to restart sailing. The company received approval on its restart plan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday. Watch: Disaster preparedness week: See what’s exempt during the sales tax holidayCarnival expects to announce plans for operations from the port soon. Port Canaveral CEO Capt. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Gov. DeSantis calls on CDC to lift orders banning international cruises
The federal government should lift the lockdown and allow cruises to sail immediately. The pandemic put a stop to this, with the CDC issuing no-sail orders and stopping Florida's massive cruise ship industry overnight. "Floridians who rely on our cruise industry to provide for themselves and their families cannot wait until November 1 to get back to work," he wrote. "The federal government should lift the lockdown and allow cruises to sail immediately. The American-flagged and American-crewed ship doesn't stop off in any international ports, and therefore is not subject to the order that halted Florida's Caribbean-bound cruises.orlandoweekly.com
Carnival Cruise Line announces additional cancellations
Carnival Cruise Line on Friday announced more cancelations for the 2021 season. Earlier this month the cruise line had said it would extend its pause in operations until March 31, 2021, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The cruise line made the announcement on Twitter and said that all U.S. departures through April 30 have been canceled. “In addition, we’ve moved the start date for Mardi Gras out of Port Canaveral to May 29, 2021,” the cruise line said. The cruise line added that those who are not able to take their trip are receiving a generous future cruise credit with an onboard credit package.
Carnival cancels March cruises from Port Canaveral, other U.S. ports
Bolt is set to debut on board the Carnival Mardi Gras in 2020. Carnival Cruise Line on Wednesday said it is extending its halt to cruises from Port Canaveral and other U.S. ports through March, as it aims to meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements for resuming cruises. Port Canaveral has not had multiday cruises since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, reports News 6 partner Florida Today. The Carnival Mardi Gras — the cruise line’s newest and largest ship — is scheduled to begin sailing out of Port Canaveral on April 24, offering seven-night cruises to the Caribbean. Pre-pandemic, the Mardi Gras had been scheduled to start sailing from Port Canaveral in October.
Carnival Cruise Line cancels cruises through February, delays Mardi Gras debut
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Carnival Cruise Line announced it has canceled sailings from Port Canaveral, Miami and Galveston through February due to the coronavirus. The company also said it will delay the inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras until April 24. The new ship will sail from Port Canaveral and includes a roller coaster on board. “As we implement our plans for the resumption of cruising in 2021, we have canceled select itineraries for specific operations including cruises in February in Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston,” Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement.
Coronavirus: Carnival cancels early 2021 cruises
ORLANDO, Fla. – Carnival said Wednesday that as it continues to outline plans to sail with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, it has notified guests that is has canceled cruises planned for early next year. Carnival said as it works to meet operational health and safety standards, it has canceled additional cruises for the first part of 2021, including cruises leaving from homeports from Jan. 1 through Jan. 30. Carnival said it’s focusing on resuming operations at a limited number of ports, including Port Canaveral and Miami, with hopes to later focus on Galveston. pic.twitter.com/Dra9jpXgCj — Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) November 18, 2020All guests affected by the changes have been notified, according to Carnival. “We appreciate the support of our guests, travel advisor partners, and local officials in homeports and destinations," Carnival said in a statement.
Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coast
MIAMI – A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles (about 60 kilometers) off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday. It was not immediately clear why the smaller boat came under distress, but its passengers were taken on board the Carnival Sensation when the boat started taking on water. The Miami Herald said the passengers were later transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The cruise ship was in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach when it came upon the struggling boat, whose passengers were of various nationalities, cruise line officials said. Carnival cruise ships aren't yet in service and had no guests on board when it came to the smaller boat's aid.
Carnival Cruise Line cancels November cruises based out of Port Canaveral, Miami
If you had a Carnival Cruise booked for November and were anxiously waiting to get away, you’ll have to wait even longer. Carnival Cruise Line announced Monday that it is canceling its remaining cruises for November 2020 which were scheduled out of Port Canaveral and Port Miami. Earlier this month, the cruise line canceled its cruises for the rest of the year except for the ones out of those two ports, but they have now been canceled for November. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has its no-sail order in place through Oct. 31. Guests choosing to cancel their December cruises will “receive the same offer impacted guests are receiving, which includes a combination of future cruise credit and onboard credit, or a full refund.”
Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban
Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company said Thursday it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida. Carnival’s announcement came a day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a ban on large cruises in U.S. waters through Oct. 31. The CDC said it knows of 3,689 reported coronavirus cases and 41 deaths linked to cruises in U.S. waters between March and September. Carnival rival Norwegian Cruise Line said Thursday that it hasn’t canceled any scheduled cruises and remains optimistic it can resume U.S. operations soon.
Florida-based Carnival, losing more than $17,000 a minute, offloads 18 ships in effort to stay afloat
That means an unprecedented 18 ships are leaving the company’s fleet.The Miami-headquartered cruise company, home to nine cruise lines, is responsible for 45 percent of the global cruise industry. Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Crociere, and Holland America will each see four ships retired. Some of the ships were previously set to be handed off to another cruise line, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, which has filed for bankruptcy. Nearly half a dozen cruise lines, albeit all smaller lines, have shut down or filed for bankruptcy since the pandemic forced pauses began earlier this year. Four of the vessels Carnival plans to offload, all Carnival Cruise Line ships and one other Costa ones, are headed to scrap yards .orlandoweekly.com
Debut delayed for Mardi Gras cruise ship featuring roller coaster
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – If you were hoping to take to the waves on one brand new cruise ship come fall, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. Carnival Cruises is pushing back the debut of its Mardis Gras ship to Feb. 6, 2021. [RELATED: Carnival names new mega ship | Everything you need to know about Mardi Gras cruise ship]Once the 180,000-ton Mardis Gras is sea-ready, the ship, featuring the first roller coaster at sea, will have a maximum capacity of 6,500 passengers and about 2,000 crew members. Last year, Florida Today reported that Port Canaveral was building a two-story, 188,000-square-foot cruise terminal and 1,000-space parking garage that will be used by the Mardi Gras. It is part of the port’s largest single construction project in its 65-year history — the $163 million Cruise Terminal 3 complex.
This cruise stock may be a 'short-term opportunity' despite 80% drop, trader says
The announcement came one day after Carnival Corp. subsidiary Carnival Cruise Line said eight of its ships would resume service starting on Aug. 1. Carnival shares have lost over 74% year to date, while Royal Caribbean shares have fallen over 72%. "I really don't think they're going to come back anytime soon," she said, likening a cruise ship to "a floating petri dish." "[The] decline in Norwegian today might actually provide a very, very short-term opportunity for the stock to bounce a little bit. Disclosure: Shay owns shares of Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.cnbc.com
Carnival announces plan to resume cruises amid coronavirus pandemic
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Carnival Cruise Line officials have announced plans to resume travel amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The cruise line plans to have eight cruises resume service in North America starting Aug. 1, according to a news release. Beginning Aug. 1, Carnival plans to resume cruises on the following ships: Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival ElationOther than the ships referenced above from Galveston, Miami, and Port Canaveral, all other North American and Australian homeport cruises will be canceled through Aug. 31, cruise line officials said. All Carnival Splendor cruises in Australia from June 19 to Aug. 31 will also be canceled. Travelers whose plans are impacted by the cruise line’s announcement will be notified via email about refunds or credit for future Carnival cruises.
Carnival Cruise Line says it will sail again Aug. 1, a week after coronavirus no-sail order due to expire
Carnival Cruise Line announced plans Monday to resume service beginning Aug. 1, despite concerns from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that cruise ship travel "exacerbates the global spread of Covid-19." Representatives of Carnival cruise line and owner Carnival Corp. did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. In early March, as the virus spread rapidly among some cruise passengers, the State Department warned Americans against traveling by cruise ship. "CDC will continue to work with cruise lines to ensure all necessary public health procedures are in place when cruise lines do begin regular sailing." The committee, which says it has jurisdiction over maritime transportation issues, described cruise ships as "a fertile breeding ground for infectious diseases."cnbc.com
Americans may soon have some money to spend, but how likely are they to spend it inside a theme park?
With the curve now slowly being flattened, talk has already begun about just when and how the hard-hit tourism sector will reopen. But just as with the theme parks, that is becoming less likely. Harris Poll from April 3-5 found that less than half of Americans think theyll be ready to fly six months after seeing the curve is flattening. At best, this means only half of Americans will be interested in traveling by October. There is expected to be pent-up demand for travel once the all-clear is given, or even before then.orlandoweekly.com
Despite coronavirus, people are still booking a record number of cruises
click to enlarge Photo via Carnival Cruise Line/FacebookEven though multiple cruise ships from all over the world have coronavirus nightmares , with some even being turned away from docks while passengers beg for medical assistance , people are remarkably still booking cruises for next year.In fact, the Los Angeles Times reports that more people have been booking cruises for 2021 than previous years.Swiss bank USB found that 9% more cruises are being booked for 2021 than the same time last year. The USB report, which was issued March 31, included people using their credits for canceled cruises, but the increase in booking still shows a surprising resilience in desire to book a cruise.Meanwhile, the president of cruisecompete.com, Heidi M. Allison, told the newspaper that the online cruise market has had a 40% increase in bookings between 2019 and 2021. That increase is just from the past 45 days.We are optimistic that once this crisis is behind us, travel will rebound quickly, which bodes well for 2021, said AAA senior vice president, Paula Twidale. She added that AAA is also seeing an increase in bookings.What's more is that 75% of former passengers said they would continue sailing the same amount or more frequently after responding to an online poll of more than 4,600 people on CruiseCritic.comorlandoweekly.com
Carnival: Jacksonville cruise ship departure delay not due to coronavirus
Officials with the Carnival Cruise Line confirmed a delayed departure of one of its cruise ships from Jacksonville on Saturday is not connected to Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus. A spokesman for Carnival Cruise Line said the departure of one of its passenger ships Saturday from Jacksonville was not due to the coronavirus. The first responders had been called to JAXPORT Cruise Terminal to respond to a sick crew member, Curry said. The crew member has been transported to UF Health [Jacksonville] and is being assessed. About 6:30 p.m., a cruise ship spokesman told First Coast News that the departure delay was not connected to the virus, which is also known as Covid-19.news-journalonline.com
6 new cruise ships will begin sailing from Florida in 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – Six new cruise ships will be calling Florida home in 2020. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the largest ship ever built for Carnival Cruise Line will have its debut at Port Canaveral. The Mardi Gras will have the first ever roller coaster at sea, and it will be the first cruise ship in North America to run on liquefied natural gas, a cleaner-burning fuel. Richard Branson's Virgin Voyages line will begin sailing ships from Miami in March with the debut of the adults-only Scarlet Lady. Florida also will see the debut of the new Regent Seven Seas Splendor, Celebrity Apex and Enchanted Princess ships.
Carnival cruise ships collide in Cozumel
COZUMEL – A Carnival Cruise Line ship named Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend Friday, then narrowly missed a Royal Caribbean ship. Passengers aboard a nearby Royal Caribbean ship watched in shock as the stern of the Carnival Glory drifted into the pointed bow of the Carnival Legend. “Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise port,” Bruin said on the video. Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise port. Carnival Cruise Line said both ships should be able to continue sailing.
2 Carnival Cruise ships collide in Cozumel, Mexico; at least 1 person injured
Two Carnival Cruise ships collided near the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday morning, causing damage to at least one of the ships and at least one reported injury, according to the company. "Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside," a spokesperson for the company wrote in an emailed statement. Carnival Cruise Line is an international cruise line and the largest one globally, according to the trade publication Cruise Market Watch. Eight ships from various cruise lines were scheduled to dock at the Port of Cozumel on Friday. The Carnival Glory, which left its home port in New Orleans on Sunday, was scheduled to dock in the port at 10 a.m Friday, while the Carnival Legend was scheduled to dock at 8 a.m.cnbc.com
Consumer data, a key inflation measure, earnings: 3 things to watch for in the markets on Friday
Consumer dataWe'll get consumer spending and personal income economic data on Friday. Consumer spending data will come out at 8:30 a.m. from the Commerce Department. Key inflation measureThe Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the latest core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, a key inflation gauge on Friday. Economists polled by Dow Jones are expecting Core PCE rose 0.1% in November, the same reading as October. The core PCE price index rose 1.7% on a year-on-year basis in October and has fallen short of its target this year.cnbc.com
This is what the first roller coaster at sea will look like
ORLANDO, Fla. – The first ever roller coaster at sea will feature motorcycle-inspired vehicles and the option for riders to choose their own speed. Carnival Cruise Line officials on Tuesday unveiled new details about the Bolt coaster, which will debut on board the Mardi Gras ship in August 2020. The first ever roller coaster at sea will have an 800-foot-long track. (Carnival Cruise Line)Each ride vehicle will include two seats and have a yellow lightning bolt that runs across. (Carnival Cruise Line)Bolt will be the centerpiece at the ship’s Ultimate Playground, which is one of six themed zones being built aboard Mardi Gras.
Passenger dies on Carnival’s Horizon ship during cruise
An investigation is underway after a passenger died while the Carnival Horizon was returning to port in Miami, officials said. Carnival Cruise Line confirmed via email Monday that the passenger died Friday. The cruise line said it is cooperating with the standard law enforcement investigation. The name of the passenger and other details about the death haven’t been released. The cruise line said it is continuing to provide support to the passenger’s family.
Pepsi in, Coke out on Carnival Cruises starting in 2020
New beverage options will be available if you’re taking a Carnival Cruise in 2020. The popular cruise line announced Wednesday it is replacing Coca-Cola products with Pepsi’s line of beverages on its North American fleet starting in Jan. 2020, according to a press release. “At Carnival Cruise Line, we invite our guests to Choose Fun, and now with PepsiCo’s extensive portfolio of brands, we’re able to give them more ways to choose a beverage that suits their taste, mood and preference,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. This switch means passengers will have access to PepsiCo’s line of soft drinks as well as bubly, Pure Leaf, Naked Juice, Gatorade, MTN Dew, Starbucks, Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Sierra Mist and Sierra Mist Zero Sugar among others. “We’re also excited to work with PepsiCo on our shared commitment to sustainability, including a reduced reliance on plastics, and alternative ways to deliver and serve water and other beverages.”
Police: Men used stolen credit cards to buy luxury items on cruise ship
MIAMI - Police in Miami say three California men used stolen credit cards to buy more than $100,000 in luxury items including a Rolex watch aboard Carnival Cruise Line ship Victory. The Miami Herald reports Rucker tried to get rid of the Rolex as he was led to another checkpoint. A police report says agents found that Rucker, along with Sheldon Johnson and Sirvontre Ingram, used stolen credit cards to make numerous purchases. Investigators say the men denied using stolen cards. They're charged with grand theft, fraudulent use of credit cards and organized fraud.
Carnival provides update on Hurricane Dorian's potential impact on departures
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - Carnival Cruise Line provided an update Saturday as its Fleet Operations Center in Miami monitors Hurricane Dorian's potential impact on some departures. Locally, Carnival Cruise Line officials said Port Canaveral is expected to be closed Sunday through the middle of next week. RELATED: Here's how Port Canaveral is preparing for DorianCarnival Cruise Line provided the following Port Canaveral updates:Carnival Breeze (Aug. 31): No change to itinerary. Carnival Cruise Line said it plans to operate as scheduled. In its release, Carnival Cruise Line officials said PortMiami is closed for inbound traffic and the Carnival Horizon (Sept. 1) cruise is delayed.
Hurricane Dorian on Labor Day? What you need to know
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CNN) - Vacationers headed to Florida for the Labor Day holiday and the unofficial close of summer are in for a nerve-racking weekend. Getting out of the storm's path will be tricky, as its path is still unpredictable with four days to meander over very warm water. FlightsAmerican Airlines has issued a comprehensive list of Florida destinations that may be affected by the storm. The carriers have posted those details on their web sites and will update with new destinations as the storm's path evolves. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, one of Central Florida's most popular tourist destinations, is monitoring the storm's path and may move its Mobile Launch Platform inside.