Friday, October 17, 2014

Cruise News Daily Headlines for October 17, 2014

* Ebola Hysteria Affects Carnival MagicCarnival Cruise Lines advised passengers aboard Carnival Magic last night that one of their fellow passengers was a lab supervisor at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where two ebola patients had been treated, and the CDC had requested the woman be isolated from other passengers, although it said other passengers and crew members were not at risk.
   As usual, there was more to the story, but the story seems to be growing out of proportion due to news media and governmental hysteria.

* Hurricane Gonzalo Closes Bermuda
Bermuda is experiencing a near-direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo tonight, and the government has asked visitors (and cruise lines) to give them a few days for clean up before arriving on the island. That has prompted two cruise ships to change course for next week.

* Surprise! We’re in Bremerhaven
If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t heard anything about Quantum of the Seas, it’s because it has been out on a second set of sea trials in the North Sea.
   The plan had been to bring it to Blohm + Voss on Sunday for some final adjustments, but that’s not going to happen due to the low water level in the Elbe River.

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