Thursday, September 19, 2019

Keel Laid for MSC Seashore

Fincantieri laid the keel today for MSC Seashore at their Monfalcone yard (near Trieste). Although they still put the coins under the keel in today's ceremony, this was a bit different because the cruise line actually released a lot of news at the event.

The complete story appeared in the September 19 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

The first block of MSC Seashore is lowered into place in the dry dock at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard. 

Two gold coins were placed below the keel before it was laid. 

Photos courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.

Finally Perfect

Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas is 28 years old, and she finally did something she's never done before. Majesty of the Seas attained a perfect score on its surprise public health inspection by the CDC. It usually scores in the mid-to-upper 90's, but never has it reached 100 before the inspectors came aboard on September 9.

Details appeared in the September 19 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Best Laid Plans

Meyer Turku has some bad news today for Costa. They need to push the delivery of Costa Smeralda back a month from next month to November. Of course, that means reworking of all of Costa's inaugural plans.

The complete story appeared in the September 16 issue of Cruise News Daily. 

A Majestic Arrival

Majestic Princess arrived in Sydney Tuesday morning (Australian time) just before dawn to kick off the 2019-2020 summer cruise season.

Majestic Princess, Princess Cruises' newest ship (until next month), has spent the northern summer months in China and Asia and is returning to Australia for their summer season for the second time.

Details appeared in the September 16 edition of Cruise News Daily.