Cruise News – April 19th, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line has modified its Free at Sea promotion.
Disney Cruise Line extends its cruise suspensions.
Viking has started taking bookings for its new Mississippi river cruises.
Antigua commences construction on a new cruise pier.
Royal Caribbean discloses 2019 executive pay.

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Norwegian Cruise Line modifies the Free at Sea program. Firstly, now all 5 offers are now being included in all stateroom booking categories. Due to the increase in guests that will be getting the offer, the dining perk has been modified to account for the number of guests who will be making dining reservations. If you are on a sailing of 3-5 nights you will receive one complimentary dinner. If your sailing is 6-8 nights you will receive 2 dinners instead of the three prior to this change. 9-10 nights will receive 3 meals, 11-14 will receive 4 vs 5. And 15 nights or more will receive 5 free dinners at specialty restaurants.

Disney Cruise Line extends cruise suspensions until May 18th. They have also suspended the Alaska sailings until July.

Viking has started taking bookings for their new Mississippi river cruises which will commence starting in August 2022. Their longest journey will be 15 days from New Orleans to Saint Paul.

Antigua has started constructions on a new cruise pier. The new pier will be able to accommodate Oasis class ships and should be completed sometime towards the end of 2020 or early 2021.

Royal Caribbean disclosed its 2019 executive compensations on Friday. Chairman and CEO Richard Fain received $14,4 million in cash and stock awards.

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