Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Mein Schiff 2 Handed Over

Meyer Turku delivered Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises today at Kiel (Germany).

The complete story appeared in the January 22 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Photos courtesy of Meyer Turku. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.

Medallion Marches On

Princess announced today that three more ships have been scheduled to become Medallion Class this year, setting things up so that next fall all Princess ships in the Caribbean will have the Ocean Medallion capability activated. Royal Princess will also be the first Medallion Class ship on the West Coast sailing in Alaska and Mexico.

Details appeared in the January 22 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Flying to Your Cruise

The national news media continues to fret over a growing number of TSA screeners not showing for work. The last few days they have practically beside themselves worried that so many won't show up the government will need to shut down the national air transportation system.

If you're worried about getting to your cruise in this “horrible” mess and wondering how many hours in advance you'll have to check in, don't.

Each day the TSA issues a press release with figures from the day before, and honestly, things don't look that bad.

Details appeared in the January 22 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

One Time Only (for Now)

Add Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to the list of lines going to Cuba. The line which normally only sails two-night cruises to Freeport has scheduled a four-night cruise to Havana next month.

The best part is that when you return home, you can honestly say you've been to Havana twice.

The complete story appeared in the January 21 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Overboard from Golden Princess

A 22-year-old male passenger was reported missing from Golden Princess Monday night (Sunday US time) as the ship sailed between Auckland and Melbourne.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Canberra was notified, and a shipwide search was instituted.

Video now confirmed that the man went overboard.

Details can be found in the January 21 edition of Cruise News Daily.