Monday, August 31, 2015

Carnival Sets Spring/Fall Bermuda Programs

Carnival Cruise Line has set their 2016 Bermuda programs. The line will have nine sailings from five ports during the late spring and fall.

Details appeared in the August 31 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Never Mind

After making preparations to close South Florida ports and cruise lines rerouting a half dozen cruises and scheduling a few others leave a bit early to get out ahead of the storm, Tropical Storm Erika was torn apart as it went across the mountains in Hispaniola and dissipated before it ever got to Florida. Even the remnants didn’t produce the rain storms predicted.

Since Erika was thoughtful enough to fall apart before it blew into Florida, it gave the cruise lines to change most of their plans a second time, and most ships could revert to their original itineraries.

The complete story appeared in the August 31 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Other Things You'll Want to Know - August 31, 2015

CND subscribers also read about:
  • A Filipino bartender on Costa Diadema being charged with raping an 18-year-old passenger. 
  • Alaska's Mt McKinley's name being changed to Mt. Denali.
Details appeared in the August 31 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ten Years Later

While the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking New Orleans is being marked this weekend, Carnival Cruise Line is looking ahead to how much they’ve grown since they returned to the Crescent City after the storm.

The complete story appeared in the August 28 edition of Cruise News Daily.

TS Erika Tracking West

The track for Tropical Storm Erika is sliding west from the original forecast, and may now miss the ports of South Florida completely, although they should still expect to get some residual wind and rain.

Local Florida forecasters continue to downplay the storm’s effects on the state. The storm’s vital signs are now technically below tropical storm status, but it is expected to strengthen slightly as it crosses the Florida Straits.

The complete story appeared in the August 28 edition of Cruise News Daily.