April 29, 2009
Carnival just announced them. Here they are.
5/4 Carnival Imagination – Cozumel is replaced with Nassau
4/30 Carnival Destiny – Cozumel is replaced with Nassau
5/3 Carnival Triumph – Cozumel is replaced with Belize
5/2 Carnival Liberty- Cozumel is replaced with Roatan
5/3 Carnival Valor- Cozumel is replaced Key West
5/2 Carnival Glory – is sailing a eastern Caribbean trip instead
5/4 Carnival Inspiration will double up on Grand Cayman
5/3 Carnival Legend will drop Cozumel
4/30 Holiday- Cozumel is replaced Key West
5/2 Carnival Fantasy Is sailing a 7 night cruise to Key West , Nassau and Freeport
5/7 Carnival Fantasy This cruise is canceled
5/11 Carnival Fantasy Is sailing a 7 night cruise to Key West , Nassau and Freeport
5/2Carnival Ecstasy Is sailing a 7 night cruise to Montego Bay and Grand Cayman
5/7 Carnival Ecstasy This cruise is canceled
5/11 Carnival EcstasyIs sailing a 7 night cruise to Montego Bay and Grand Cayman
5/3 Carnival Conquest will drop Cozumel
4/30 Carnival Elation will sail to Catalina only
5/03 Carnival Elation will sail to Catalina only
5/1 Carnival Paradise will sail to Catalina only
5/4 Carnival Paradise will sail to Catalina only
Carnival Splendor will sail a revised itinerary to San Francisco, Seattle, and Victoria
April 29, 2009
Royal Caribbean’s are set in stone. Carnival will announce the overhauled itinerary for the Splendor later today. Here are some other itinerary changes:
- Holland America. HAL may announce alternate ports later today.
- Ryndam – San Diego, Los Angeles, Catalina Island, CA and Victoria, BC, Canada, will replace the Mexican ports.
- Statendam – Days at sea will replace the Mexican ports.
- Westerdam – Days at sea will replace the Mexican ports.
- Zuiderdam – Days at sea will replace the Mexican ports.
- Veendam – Days at sea will replace the Mexican ports.
- Disney Magic – Cozumel is replaced with Nassau.
- Princess. More info will be available later today.
- Sapphire Princess – Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas are replaced with San Diego and Catalina.
- Norwegian Pearl – will remain at sea instead of calling on Acapulco and Cabo.
UPDATE 6:22: According to several sources, the new route for Sapphire Princess is
May 3 – Santa Barbara
May 4 – San Diego
May 5 – Ensenada (service call only for PVSA)
May 7 – San Francisco
RCI announced today that they will cancel all sailings to Mexico "for the immediate future." This will affect 6 ships.
|Enchantment of the Seas||Freedom of the Seas||Liberty of the Seas|
|Mariner of the Seas||Radiance of the Seas||Serenade of the Seas|
UPDATE 10:00pm: Mariner of the Seas will sail 7-Night voyages to Seattle, San Francisco, and Victoria, Canada.
UPDATE 10:40pm: Enchantment of the Seas: Cozumel is replaced by Key West on 5 Night, Monday Sailings. Cozumel is replaced with Nassau on the 4 night. On the other 5 night Cozumel is replaced with Ocho Rios Jamaica.
Freedom of the Seas:Cozumel is replaced with a day at sea and longer time in Grand Cayman.
Liberty of the Seas: Cozumel is replaced with Coco Cay, Bahamas. RCI’s private Island.
Mariner of the Seas is the same as I posted earlier.
Serenade of the Seas: Cabo San Lucas is replaced with San Diego
Radiance of the Seas: Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, are replaced with San Diego, California, and additional time at sea.
Only on departures until May 4th. For those interested, tomorrow they will post revised itineraries, and I’ll post them here.
They say it’ll affect 16 ships, but I don’t know about the Triumph.
|Carnival Conquest||Carnival Destiny||Carnival Ecstasy||Carnival Elation|
|Carnival Fantasy||Carnival Freedom||Carnival Glory||Carnival Imagination|
|Carnival Inspiration||Carnival Legend||Carnival Liberty||Carnival Paradise|
|Carnival Splendor||Carnival Triumph*||Carnival Valor||Holiday|
|Original Itinerary||Arrival||New Itinerary||Arrival|
|Carnival Ecstasy||Progresso||April 29||Fun Day at Sea||April 29|
|Cozumel||April 30||Fun Day at Sea||April 30|
|Carnival Fantasy||Progresso||April 29||Key West||29-Apr|
|Cozumel||April 30||Fun Day at Sea||30-Apr|
|Carnival Legend||Cozumel||April 29||Fun Day at Sea||29-Apr|
|Carnival Conquest||Cozumel||May 1||Fun Day at Sea||May 1|
|Carnival Valor||Cozumel||May 1||Key West||May 2|
|Carnival Paradise||Ensenada||April 29||Fun Day at Sea||April 29|
|Carnival Imagination||Cozumel||April 29||Nassau||April 30|
|Carnival Splendor||Cabo San Lucas||April 28||San Francisco||1-May|
April 28, 2009
This just in. Word is that Carnival’s Inspiration and Holiday are skipping Cozumel and the Elation is skipping Ensenada today. Holland America’s Ryndam is also skipping Mazatlan as well. If I hear anything more, I’ll post it.
UPDATE 1:20pm: Carnival announced that at 5:00pm ET, they will issue a statement about future itinerary alterations.
UPDATE 1:25pm: Princess state that they will have a statement tomorrow. Royal Caribbean has no comment as of yet.
UPDATE 1:42pm: Carnival Paradise canceling call in Ensenada tomorrow.
UPDATE 1:45pm From Princess Cruises ”we have cancelled the two calls scheduled for Mexican ports today — Puerto Vallarta (Sapphire Princess) and Cabo San Lucas (Coral Princess). Further, we have revised the itinerary for Sapphire Princess, replacing the Mexican ports with San Diego and Catalina. We hope that our passengers will understand that these changes were beyond our control and that we have provided them with an attractive, alternative itinerary.”
April 27, 2009
Well swine flu panic has officially hit the industry. The stock market is currently see-sawing and industry stocks are down.
|Royal Caribbean (RCL)|
As of 1:27pm ET
This is how the stocks ended up today.
|Carnival (CCL)||24.59||Down 3.84||13.51%|
|Royal Caribbean (RCL)||12.10||Down 2.36||16.32%|
As of closing time
One word: Yikes!
April 25, 2009
Just like all my coverage of the Norwegian Epic, I will also follow the construction and deployment of the Oasis of the Seas. Interesting to note from the below picture from 4/15/2009, only one set of pipes are in place in the funnel.
Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but her first sea trials are still set for May 15th. Seeing her take to the open ocean (although it’ll only be the Baltic Sea) for the first time must be astonishing.
source: Folke Österman via (shipspotting.com)
UPDATE 1:38pm: Apparently the reason its missing one of the funnel pieces is because it’s retracted. This, i assume to be, is so that it passes under the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. The maximum clearance of the Bridge is 65 meters, and Freedom of the Seas height was 63.7 meters.
April 24, 2009
RCI announced today that the Independence of the Seas will be based year-round in Europe. She will sail from Southampton starting in April 2010. It has already been announced that she will sail to Europe for the Summer 2010, RCI is just unveiling the winter 2010 season essentially.
April 21, 2009
News from PR Newswire may suggest that. Ambassadors International, Inc., the parent company of Windstar Cruises, may be on the brink actually. Today
Ambassadors sold its Travel and Events division to Lakeview Equity Partners, LLC, a Milwaukee Equity Fund. It appears to me that they are trying to liquidate some slack in the company, and focus on their core operations.