Cruise News Today — July 25, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Guest Jumps off the Ship 

Another visitor jumped off a cruise ship. 

During its return to Jacksonville, Florida, the Carnival Elation cruise ship skilled a distressing incident when 30-year-old male friends jumped overboard about 95 miles east of Melbourne. 

The ship’s crew was knowledgeable by his touring companion later within the day after he had been lacking for a major interval. 

The line contacted authorities, which despatched three aircrews into the air. 

Onboard safety cameras confirmed that the passenger intentionally jumped off the ship’s aspect. 

Carnival confirmed in a press release, “Carnival Cruise Line can confirm that a male guest jumped overboard from Carnival Elation while the ship was returning to Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday.”

The Carnival Elation continued to its residence port, and the US Coast Guard launched a search operation off the Florida coast to find the lacking passenger.

At the time of the printed, the person has not been discovered. 

Bahamas Tax Hike

The Bahamas tax hike for January 1 of subsequent yr. 

On Monday, letters from the cruise line began going out to friends, with Celebrity Cruises being among the many first. 

The tax hike raises the payment for Freeport, Nassau, and Bimini cruise passengers. 

The preliminary tax hike for cruisers was supposed to enter impact this month.

However, the Bahamian authorities mentioned the cruise trade influenced the choice to defer the tax improve till 24.

Free Onboard Credit

If you’re an AARP member, you may rating your self some onboard credit score. 

Holland America has launched an unique onboard credit score supply tailor-made for AARP members, granting as much as $200 (USD) per stateroom. 

The credit score can be utilized on any crusing; the precise quantity relies on the voyage’s period and stateroom kind. 

The credit score can be utilized for shore excursions, spa remedies, specialty eating, drinks, souvenirs, and images. 

This supply could be mixed with different particular offers and reductions.

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