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Cruise News Recap | Week of May 22, 2022

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    Cruise News Today — May 27, 2022: Carnival ship fire, Royal bumps dock, Viking Great Lakes start

    Cruise News Today — May 27, 2022: Carnival ship fire, Royal bumps dock, Viking Great Lakes start

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    Cruise News Today — May 26, 2022

    Cruise News Today — May 26, 2022

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    Cruise News Today — May 25, 2022: Carnival Sunrise dry dock, NCL Escape in Europe, & 135-day cruise

    Cruise News Today — May 25, 2022: Carnival Sunrise dry dock, NCL Escape in Europe, & 135-day cruise

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    Cruise News Today — May 24, 2022

    Cruise News Today — May 24, 2022

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    Cruise News Today — May 23, 2022: NCL caps ship, Carnival opens kids club, Rome see 3 new ships

    Cruise News Today — May 23, 2022: NCL caps ship, Carnival opens kids club, Rome see 3 new ships

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    Cruise News Today — May 20, 2022: Carnival’s 2M cruisers, new line surfaces, detailing MSC ship

    Cruise News Today — May 20, 2022: Carnival’s 2M cruisers, new line surfaces, detailing MSC ship

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    Cruise News Today — May 19, 2022

    Cruise News Today — May 19, 2022

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    Cruise News Today — May 18, 2022: Royal ship hits pier, Jimmy Buffett on a ship, & Carnival weddings

    Cruise News Today — May 18, 2022: Royal ship hits pier, Jimmy Buffett on a ship, & Carnival weddings

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    Cruise News Today — May 17, 2022: Carnival dining, Disney back in Alaska, Valiant Lady sails maiden

    Cruise News Today — May 17, 2022: Carnival dining, Disney back in Alaska, Valiant Lady sails maiden

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    Cruise News Today — May 16, 2022: Carnival Magic in Norfolk, Two Carnival ships, Jimmy Buffett ship

    Cruise News Today — May 16, 2022: Carnival Magic in Norfolk, Two Carnival ships, Jimmy Buffett ship

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Cruise News Recap | Week of May 22, 2022

1. Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Sunshine will no longer homeport in Charleston after 2024. The line will not be renewing its contract with the South Carolina Ports Authority.

2. Two Crystal Cruises ships — Crystal Symphony and Serenity are up for auction after spending three months docked in the Bahamas.

3. The CDC has raised its COVID-19 warning level for travelers to the Bahamas to “high.” This is the top tier in terms of the risk level.

4. The funnel on Carnival Freedom caught fire while the ship was docked in Grand Turk on Thursday. The fire was put out and there were no injuries reported.

5. Carnival Corporation is reportedly preparing to sell one of its cruise brands to the Public Investment Fund.

Carnival Freedom Fire
(Photo used with permission by Joel Perez)

Featured Article: Bermuda Travel Authorization Visa: What To Know If Cruising To Bermuda This Summer

All travelers — whether by air or sea — need to acquire a Bermuda Travel Authorization Visa to visit Bermuda during the pandemic. We go over what you need to know about it, particularly for guests that will stop there during a cruise.

This Week’s Podcast: Koningsdam Review

On this week’s Cruise Radio episode, we get a review of a cruise aboard Holland America’s Koningsdam out of San Diego. Doug also chats with Richard about the latest cruise news and they answer a listener’s question about cruising with a birth certificate.

Featured Video: Cruise News Today

This week’s featured video is the news brief from Wednesday, May 25. Doug goes over Carnival Sunrise heading back to Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line sailing in Europe, and a 135-night world cruise set for 2025.