Tuesday, July 2, 2019


When Carnival Vista finishes its current cruise, its off to dry dock for repair of its two Azipods, one of which has been keeping the ship from attaining normal cruising speed and has necessitated modifying the itineraries. It will be out of service for a couple of weeks causing the cancellation of three scheduled sailings.

There are few dry docks in the region that can handle a ship the size of Carnival Vista, and fewer that have the expertise to do this kind of work. Normally, the most logical place to have the work done would be Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, but as you may remember, its large dry dock was damaged in an accident when a crane collapsed on Oasis of the Seas several weeks ago.

At the time Carnival announced Carnival Vista's repairs, Carnival said they were working on a repair solution with ABB (the manufacturer of the podded propulsion system). Carnival detailed that solution today and explained how the repair would be accomplished.

The complete story appeared in the July 2 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Claustrophobics Need Not Consider This Excursion

In the race to have the coolest luxury amenities, Seabourn is definitely pulling ahead on their expedition ships. Today they provided details of the seven-person submarines that will be carried aboard each of the two ships.

The complete story appeared in the July 1 edition of Cruise News Daily.

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