Norwegian Cruise Line Removing Ports to Lessen Carbon Footprint

Norwegian Cruise Line has reached out to guests booked aboard another ship with itinerary changes in the name of sustainability. Guests looking forward to sailing on Norwegian Joy from New York City to Virginia Beach and Bermuda in the coming months will now only be visiting Bermuda, as Norfolk has been removed as a port of call from multiple itineraries.

Multiple Cruises Changed for Norwegian Joy

Travel agents and guests booked aboard multiple upcoming cruises on the Breakaway Plus-class Norwegian Joy are being informed of an itinerary change that includes a cancelled port of call. On many of the ship’s scheduled “Bermuda Virginia Beach” sailings, the call in Norfolk, Virginia has been cancelled with no replacement port visit.

Instead, the ship will depart New York City as planned, spend two days at sea en route to Bermuda, enjoy the planned extended stay in that unique tropical destination, then return

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New Zealand Port Sets Record with Three Cruise Ships in One Day

The port of Napier in New Zealand is set to break its own record this Saturday, January 7, with the arrival of three cruise ships: the Viking Mars, Silver Muse, and Star Breeze. In all, the three ships are expected to bring around 1,700 passengers to the city. 

Napier has become an increasingly popular destination for cruise ships sailing to New Zealand, not in the least due to the proximity to the famous Hawke’s Bay wineries. 

Three Cruise Ships in One Day to Napier, New Zealand

The popularity of New Zealand as a cruise destination has increased significantly over the last ten years. This is becoming apparent in particular in destinations such as Napier, which has gone as far as building a new $175 million pier, Te Whiti, to facilitate the influx of cruise ships to the region. 

“Previously, we’ve had double cruise days where two cruise

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Disney Cruise Ship Rescues Man Spotted in Water

The Disney Dream cruise ship came to a halt on Wednesday when a man was spotted in the water and needed an urgent rescue. This news comes during an increased rate of cruise ship rescues of refugees in the Caribbean. However, in this case, it was a man who was not even on a small boat and needed a swift rescue by the ship’s crew.

Disney Dream Rescue

The crew of the Disney Dream needed to launch an urgent rescue operation during the ship’s Caribbean voyage. A man was spotted struggling in the water off the coast of Cuba, and the ship had to divert course to investigate.

At the time, the Disney cruise ship was sailing between the cruise line’s private island of Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and Cozumel in Mexico. Disney Dream had to come to a halt, and the crew launched a rescue operation using one

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