Carnival Cruise Line sponsored a back-to-school event with The Leading Ladies Project and surprised a group of Bahamian high school girls from the Nassau area with tablets, backpacks, folders and art supplies.
Two major cruise destinations are changing COVID-19 policies, with the Bahamas to end its vaccination mandate, while the Cayman Islands are doing away with any extra steps for travelers.
When Ensenada recently popped up in a US Department of State travel advisory, it was cause for particular concern since the port is key for cruise ships based in Southern California.
Port Canaveral officials raised concerns about a federal proposal to expand the current mandatory seasonal 10-knot speed cap to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Port Canaveral's cruise business is performing extremely well, with one week in July hitting an all-time record passenger count, and ship occupancy currently at more than 100%.
Global Ports Holding inked a 30-year concession with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority to operate San Juan Cruise Port and announced a $425m redevelopment there.