Monday, July 28, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for July 28, 2014

* Costa Concordia Arrives at Genoa
Costa Concordia arrived at its final destination Sunday morning. Actually it arrived offshore Saturday night (and could be seen with your long lens or binoculars) but waited to come into port until the scheduled time Sunday morning so it would be in daylight.
   But, as we previously reported, this is only the beginning of the end of the story. 

* More Parking Troubles at Port Canaveral
It seems like there is always an issue with the parking business at Port Canaveral. A couple years ago it came out how lucrative it is for the port and that they make more money from the parking than they do handling the actual cruise ships. Then it became clear why they were so protective of the business.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for July 25, 2014

* Everybody Wants a Free Cruise - but Even More People Like to Talk about It
Two of Norwegian Cruise Line's Twitter followers may have found a "Hidden Cruise" this week and be sailing for free, but Norwegian Cruise Line found something even better - a way to access a gold mine through Twitter.

* Ever Closer
The Costa Concordia convoy is inching ever closer to Genoa, but they are now manipulating things so that they will avoid some bad weather and arrive at the scheduled time.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for July 24, 2014

* Senate Commerce Committee Hears More Testimony - Some Advice
Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on a bill sponsored by Sen John Rockefeller. It is another in his ongoing series of attempts to provide more protection (both financial and safety) for US consumers and further regulate the cruise industry.

* Navigating to Genoa
Costa Concordia’s convoy is moving right along toward Genoa, and there have been no problems.
   At 6:30pm CET, Concordia had traveled 63 nautical miles after traveling 30 hours at an average speed of 2 knots.

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A section of Anthem of the Seas outside the covered building dock at Meyer Werft
 Photo courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.
 

Navigating to Genoa

Photos of Costa Concordia and its convoy navigating to Genoa.






The following video was taken from a drone as the convoy was departing from Giglio Island:



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for July 23, 2014

* Carnival Learns Texans Like Longer Ones
Carnival has learned something about the Galveston market. They love variety - and longer cruises. In April the line announced some 10- and 11-day cruises one way between the Texas city and San Juan via ports in the Caribbean that are too far east to ever be called on during a regular 7-day itinerary.
   Even though those sailings aren’t until the fall of 2015 and the winter of 2016, the line received such a strong response, they’ve scheduled three more earlier sailings in February and March 2015. Just to add to the variety in Galveston, Carnival has scheduled the huge Carnival Magic on short cruises for the first time while Carnival Triumph is away on the longer cruises in early 2015.

* And She’s Gone
Operations to prepare for Costa Concordia’s departure from Giglio Island began early this morning at about 6am (local time), and as soon as the ferry arrived from the mainland (at 8:30), they closed the harbor and began disconnecting the cables that moored the ship.
   About 11:00am, earlier that expected, everything went so smoothly, the convoy was sailing away from the island, two and a half years after Costa Concordia had arrived so unexpectedly.

* Other Things You’ll Want to Know
CND subscribers also read about Italian babies and their counterparts elsewhere ... and an arrivederci to Israel.

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