Monday, July 16, 2018

Overboard in Glacier Bay

A 69-year-old man went overboard from Holland America's Westerdam in Glacier Bay early Friday morning, but was not reported missing by his wife until approximately 3:50pm.

The complete story appeared in the July 16 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Around the World in Luxury

Seabourn has scheduled an ultra-luxury world cruise in 2020 aboard Seabourn Sojourn. The 146-day cruise will depart Miami on January 4, 2020, sailing eastward, with the cruise ending in San Francisco on May 28.

 Along the way, the itinerary will include 62 ports in 36 countries on five continents which will include marquee ports as well as hidden gems. Those port calls will include 16 overnights and 18 late evening departures.

Details appeared in the July 16 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

All in a Day's Work

Today we have a short video shot high over the bow of Adventure of the Seas Saturday night. The US Coast Guard performed a medevac of a 53-year-old man from the ship when it was 80 miles east of Charleston (SC).

Even though there's an incredible amount of expertise necessary to coordinate the helicopter with the ship, the pros and the Coast Guard always make it look so easy. This video is no exception, but what struck us in this one was the nonchalance of the rescue swimmer (the person who is lowered to the deck on cruise ships) as he hangs there outside the helicopter waiting for it to get into position over the ship, and the same as he comes back up.

It just seems like for most of us, it's a typical day at the office waiting for the page to come out of the printer.

This story appeared in the July 16 edition of Cruise News Daily.


Friday, July 13, 2018

TUI Goes Bigger with New Order

TUI Cruises and Fincantieri announced a new order today for two ships that will be about 50,000 tons larger than their current ships, and they will be LNG-powered.

The complete story appeared in the July 13 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Seattle Wants You to Stick Around

After getting the results of their survey at how lucrative it is for cruise passengers to stay in Seattle even for a few hours, the port is doing what they can to encourage cruise passengers to spend some time downtown for a few hours or a couple of days.

Details appeared in the July 13 edition of Cruise News Daily.