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Cruise News Digest–April 14, 2024

Welcome to the weekly Cruise News Digest. Here you can catch up on the past week’s cruise news and all things La Lido Loca

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Princess Cruises and Brightline have teamed up to offer cruisers a new Rail & Sail program. Cruisers will have the opportunity to enjoy swift and hassle-free transportation to Princess cruise ships at both Port Everglades and Port Canaveral as well as the option to check their luggage at the Brightline station and have it waiting in their stateroom when they arrive. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. in partnership with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, is planning 8 new ships across all three of its brands between 2026 and 2036. This is the most comprehensive newbuild order in the company’s history. Along with the construction of a multi-ship pier at Great Stirrup Cay, the company is expecting to boost its earning profile, enhance its shareholder value as well as enhance its guests’ experience. 

MSC Cruises newest megaship, MSC World America, will debut a first-of-its-kind thrill ride when she enters service in April 2025. Cliffhanger is found in the center of the ship’s Family Aventura district and will lift four passengers from the deck out over the edge of the ship where riders will swing back and forth 160 feet over the ocean.

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the name of its third portal–Lokono Cove. Grand Bahamians were given the opportunity to name the Artisan Village in a contest announced in March. The winning submission was submitted by Deidre Rahming who won $5000 cash as well as the honor of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony. They will also receive a day pass to Celebration Key with drink vouchers, food and a cabana for the day. 

Holland America Line is expanding its award-winning entertainment options. The cruise line is introducing four new mainstage shows for 2024–Song & Dance, Class Act, All That!, and Hey, Mr. DJ. The cruise line is also tailoring production to the destination the ship is sailing as well as the length of the cruise. 

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Firenze will debut later this month and introduce a new way to shop with first-at-sea technology. Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Effy Jewelry to offer guests a shopping experience that uses a digital kiosk allowing guests to browse and virtually try on more than 100 rings. While Carnival Firenze is the first to have this feature, guests will see the kiosk in Effy spaces on additional ships soon.

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