Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for May 27, 2014

* Agreement after the Fact
Royal Caribbean said today they have hammered out an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to develop the next phase of Cape Liberty Cruise port at Bayonne (NJ) which will involve building a state-of-the-art cruise terminal needed to accommodate the next generation of the line’s ships, the Quantum-class. Never mind that they need the facility to be ready by the time Quantum of the Seas arrives there this November, so they already started construction months ago.

* Another Child Found Unconscious in Ship’s Pool
It has happened again. European media is reporting another child was found drowning in a cruise ship pool this afternoon.

* For Sale: One Slightly Used Propeller
The SS United States Conservancy is running out of money. It costs them almost $55,000 a month to keep the classic liner SS United States in storage while they try to find a viable use for the ship. Over the years, they have raised literally millions of dollars from private sources (they receive no government funding), but that money is drying up, and to continue to keep the ship laid up, they are selling one of their most prized possessions - and they have to do it fast!

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Propeller from the SS United States