Happy Friday, here are a couple headlines from the week in the cruise industry.
Carnival Breaks Fundraising Record
This week Carnival announced for 2022, they have raised over $3.5 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Hospital breaking their previous record of $2.5 million dollars in 2018. Since 2010 Carnival has raised $26.2 million dollars for St. Jude through onboard fundraisers like Groove for St. Jude, Build a Bear Workshop and Cookie Packages. So next time you are on Carnival ,be sure to dance away your sea day and get your Groove For St. Jude T-Shirt.
Crystal Cruises Returns with New Name
This year Crystal Cruises returns as Crystal after it was purchased by luxury tour operator, Abercrombie and Kent. The luxury cruise line will begin service again this summer with Crystal Serenity on a 12 Day voyage from Marseille, France to Lisbon, Portugal on July, 31, 2023 and on Sept 1, 2023, Crystal Symphony will say 7 day voyages from Athens, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey.
Bookings will open for select passengers and past guest on February 13 and to the General Public on February 22, 2023. Leading up to the relaunch, Crystal will renovate their ships reducing guest capacity and upgrading the fine touches.
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