Monday, September 22, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for September 22, 2014

* Quantum of the Seas on the Way to the Seas
Today was another momentous day in Papenburg because Quantum of the Seas left Meyer Werft on its conveyance down the Ems River after a day’s delay due to weather conditions. Photos

* Floating Along
Princess Cruises has been floating along for fifty years, and this year the line is having a number of special celebrations to mark the milestone year. So there’s no more fitting way for them to celebrate their fiftieth year afloat than by having a float in the Rose Parade.
   And because the Love Boat TV show has played such a major role in the company’s story, can you think of anything more fitting than to have the six original cast members from the series riding on the float?

* Other Things You’ll Want to KnowCND subscribers also read about skipping Cabo ... and on second thought.

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Quantum Departs Yard

Quantum of the Seas departed Meyer Werft this afternoon after weather related delays. It is currently traveling backwards (for better maneuverability) down the Ems River toward Eemshaven where it is scheduled to arrive early on Tuesday morning.





Photo courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Quantum River Conveyance Delayed

UPDATE: 8:15am Eastern US time
Quantum of the Seas is backing away from the dock and should pass the barrier into the Ems at just about 2:30pm as called for in the revised plan. That puts arrival at Eemshaven at approximately 4:30am on Tuesday (10:30pm on Monday Eastern US time).

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UPDATE: Monday, September 22 (6am Eastern US time)
Weather conditions along the Ems have improved and Meyer Werft says they plan to begin the river conveyance of Quantum of the Seas at approximately 2:30pm (8:30am Eastern time in the US).

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UPDATE: Sunday, September 21:
Meyer Werft has now delayed the river conveyance of Quantum of the Seas until at least Monday due to possible strong winds on Sunday afternoon and evening.

A decision and announcement will be made at noon on Monday (6am Eastern time in the US).

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Saturday,September 20:
Meyer Werft said this morning that the conveyance of Quantum of the Seas will be delayed due to weather conditions.

It had originally been scheduled to begin at approximately 2pm on Sunday (8am, Eastern time in the US). Later times on Sunday are now being considered, but it could also be delayed until a later date.

Meyer said a decision will be made at approximately noon on Sunday (6am, Eastern time in the US).

The conveyance will take the ship down the Ems river to the sea.


Photo courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for September 19, 2014

* Meyer Werft Lays Keel for First Breakaway Plus Ship
Meyer Werft in Papenburg is a very busy place these days with several ships already under construction, and yesterday cutting steel for another. You wouldn’t think they’d have room to build any more - but they do.
   The yard laid the keel for Norwegian Escape today. It will be the first of a new class of ships to be delivered in October 2015.

* Major Developments in Turku
Meyer Werft received permission from Germany’s antitrust authority and has finalized the purchase of 70% of the STX yard at Turku, Finland. The Finnish government took the other 30% by way of the Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, an investment company fully owned by the Finnish government. The yard will now be called Meyer Turku Oy.
   At the same time the yard also finalized additional orders from TUI.

* Marking Their Territory
The Royal Caribbean Blog is reporting that Royal Caribbean is in the process of trademarking several potential ship names.

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Meyer Werft Lays Keel for First Breakaway Plus Ship

Meyer Werft in Papenburg is a very busy place these days with several ships already under construction, and yesterday cutting steel for another. You wouldn’t think they’d have room to build any more - but they do.
   The yard laid the keel for Norwegian Escape today. It will be the first of a new class of ships to be delivered in October 2015.

The complete article appears in the September 19 edition of Cruise News Daily.

The first block is lowered into place

Bernard Meyer (left) and Kevin Sheehan show the coins placed beneath the keel for luck. There was obviously a miscommunication about Freestyle Friday being canceled.

Bernard Meyer shows off the detail on one of the coins.
Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.