* Like Everything Else, the Problems are Bigger in Texas
Early Saturday afternoon a bulk cargo ship struck an oil barge near the intersection of the Texas City and Houston ship channels spilling as much as 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil, according to the Coast Guard. That brought cruise ship traffic to and from Galveston and Houston to a halt.
It left Carnival Miracle and Navigator of the Seas on their way to port with no way to get in on Sunday morning, and Caribbean Princess in Houston with no way to get out Saturday evening. Adding to the pressure, Carnival Triumph would be arriving Monday morning, but the delays would never last that long, would they?
* More of the Adventure
Last week when Adventure of the Seas had a propulsion problem and had to alter its itinerary, Royal Caribbean said modification to this week’s itinerary (a different one) wouldn’t be necessary, and the ship was going into dry dock next week where the problem could be fully repaired.
Yesterday when passengers were arriving at the ship for Sunday’s sailing, they heard that the plan had changed.
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