Cruises

Adams mulls housing asylum seekers in cruise ships amid questions about cost and environmental toll

New details on the cost of an emergency shelter on Randall’s Island raises questions about the feasibility of housing asylum seekers on a docked cruise ship that could cost the city millions and have unintended environmental consequences.

The proposal to house asylum seekers on a cruise ship parked on the Staten Island waterfront emerged weeks ago and remains an option, Mayor Eric Adams’ office said.

Details about how the cruise ship plan would work were not available. Politicians and other local officials said most of the information they’re getting about shelter plans for asylum seekers is through the press. But a review of previous use of cruise ships in an emergency, as well as past controversies surrounding the vessels in New York City, shows they’re very expensive to operate and bad for the environment.

Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella said city officials told him a deal with a cruise

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Carnival Radiance Offers Its First Ever Cruise to Hawaii

The Carnival Radiance is currently sailing its first ever cruise to Hawaii.

Temporarily moving away from its regular schedule of short cruises to Baja California, the Carnival Cruise Line vessel departed Long Beach for the 14-night journey on Oct. 16.

The itinerary sails to Honolulu, Kahului, Nawiliwili and Hilo, and also includes a short call to Ensenada, Mexico, before returning to Carnival’s homeport in the Los Angeles area.

Originally set to be offered by the Carnival Miracle, the cruise was transferred to the Radiance in May.

At the time, Carnival said the change of ship was necessary due to required drydock maintenance on the Spirit-Class vessel.

Before resuming its regular program of three- and four-night cruises to Catalina Island and Ensenada, the Radiance also replaces the Miracle on a five-night voyage to the Mexican Riviera.

Sailing from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, the cruise is set to depart on Oct.

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Carnival Cruise Line Removes Pre-Order Choice Guests Enjoyed

Carnival Cruise Line has made several changes in recent months that resulted in services being reduced or offered at an increased cost. Carnival Cruise Line detailed the addition of another change. 

In the future, guests will no longer be allowed to pre-purchase bottles of liquor before the start of the cruise. In a reaction posted online, Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador John Heald said the cruise line made the decision to cut down on over-consumption onboard. 

Another Policy Change Onboard Carnival Cruise Ships

Being able to pre-purchase a bottle of liquor before the start of the cruise has long been a standard option for most cruise lines, with some even providing one or two bottles for free. However, this will no longer be possible onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s ships. 

Brand Ambassador John Heald confirmed the change, saying Carnival has removed the option for pre-ordering from the booking process. It has

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World’s largest cruise ship now open for bookings

The cruise industry is still in recovery mode, but that’s not stopping Royal Caribbean from looking to make a very big splash. The cruise operator is selling tickets for what will be the largest passenger ship to sail the seven seas. 

Although the maiden voyage of the “Icon of the Seas” is more than a year away, Royal Caribbean on Monday began taking reservations from members of its loyalty program. Everyone else will have to wait until Tuesday to book a trip on the nearly 251,000 ton vessel, which can hold up to 7,600 passengers, or nearly 10,000 people counting crew. 

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Category 6 water park on Icon of the Seas.

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The ship’s first sailing is set for January 27, 2024, and those looking to board will pay a premium. Prices start at $1,537 a person for the least costly windowless inside cabin, while balcony cabins start at $1,958.

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Cruises Travel

RELISH CRUISE AND UNFOLD THE BEAUTY AND PERFECTION OF NORWAY

Seeing the best places in Norway is a fantasy come true. Cruise ships are a way one can travel to unfold the beauty of Norway. From traveling to the coastlines to bigger cities and the smaller coastal communities to the most famous Fjords, cruise ship travel in Norway covers a range of travel adventures. 

DFDS Seaways shipping and logistics company provides the best shipping services in Norway. Here is a guide to cruise traveling across Norway. NorskeAnmeldelser.no is a Norwegian website that contains customer reviews, opinions, and complaints regarding the many different companies in Norway providing services to people. Go through the website to catch an insight into the best sailing companies in Norway.

Why travel by cruise in Norway?

People often prefer trips by road nowadays but, nothing can beat the serene beautiful scenery of Fjords while traveling by water in Norway. You will get to see a spectacular … Read More

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Cruises General

Wave Regatta’s Strong Appeal at Howth Yacht Club

The decision to reschedule Wave Regatta to September is strengthening the event. As a matter of fact, the inclusion of ICRA National Championships in Howth’s regatta is going to emphasize the plans for several racing sailors towards the end of summer.

The phased easing of the restrictions put by the Government that had been announced on 2nd May also seems to be favoring the postponement. Although large gatherings will not be allowed even in September, the sailors are looking forward to it, though a back-up plan has been made for a small fleet race in Lefkas if COVID doesn’t allow the race to happen around Ireland’s stunning coastline.

Brian Turvey, the event chairman has said that even though he hasn’t talked to Irish Sailing till now, it appears like it is going to go well. He also said the 10th August might be the date when they can … Read More

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