Update 10:54 pm: Updates are in Bold.

Hurricane Jimena is currently sitting off the Mexican coast in the pacific Ocean threatening a direct hit on Cabo san Lucas. As Jimena sits there, she is prompting several I itinerary changes. Lets take a look:

Carnival

Carnival Splendor will be staying close to California by replacing its calls with Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. Cabo Friday and back to Ensenada Saturday.

Carnival Elation will replace B2B Cabo calls with Catalina and Ensenada.

Carnival Paradise will sail her regular itinerary but in reverse.

Carnival Elation’s itinerary changes will be updated later today. Stay tuned!

Royal Caribbean

Has yet to decide where to send the Mariner of the Seas.

Mariner of the Seas will sail to her ports but in reverse order (i.e. Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and then Cabo San Lucas)

Advertisements

Oasis Blue Hull Confirmed

August 28, 2009

Stay tuned for a shipyard report comming up shortly…

UPDATE 3:25 pm: So today is day two of Oasis’s open house in the shipyard. Richard Fain,  Royal Caribbean’s CEO, went public with the lines plan to keep the hull baby blue. I also put even more photos up of the Oasis page.

CruiseInd’s Oasis page.

Oasis Shipyard Report #9

August 27, 2009

Well this is more like a mega report if you haven’t seen it yet. Just click the link to see what I mean!

Oasis of the Seas Page

Hurricane Bill Update

August 24, 2009

Here is the latest map from the National Hurricane Center. All ships have sailed their current altered routes and there have been an additional few changes:

  • Princess Cruises Crown Princess skipped Newport yester and is in boston today. It will resume its normal schedule from here.
  • Holland America’s Eurodam replaced Prince Edward Island with a call in Gaspe, Quebec. It shouls also resume its normal schedule from here.

This appears to be it from Hurricane Bill as far as im concerned. Thanks for following.

Hello Galveston

August 24, 2009

Hello from sunny and incredible hot Galveston. 

Hurricane Bill Update #1

August 21, 2009

So here at CruiseInd, I decided to start covering Hurricanes as relating to current vessel positions and the alterations that may occur. On each post I’ll include vessel alterations and then have an updated map below.

Carnival

Carnival Glory skipped St. Maarten and then called on Grand Turk.

NCL

So far the Norwegian Majesty and Norwegian Dawn, left Bermuda early to out race the storm. No word yet as to whether the upcomming weekend trips to bermuda will be altered.

Royal Caribbean

Explorer of the Seas will sailed as scheduled from Bayonne, NJ yesterday but will sail her itinerary in reverse. This means that instead of calling in Bermuda tomorrow it will arrive latter in the week.

083614W5_NL_sm[1]

Oasis Shipyard Report #8

August 20, 2009

I updated the Oasis page with new photos that show off the amazing interior.

As always, click the pictures or use the link above to get to CruiseInd’s Oasis Page.

rp3_thumb.jpg

rp2_thumb.jpg

Rp_thumb.jpg

Zenith Catches on Fire

August 18, 2009

Pullmantur’s Zenith suffered a fire while berthed in Stockholm, Sweden. The fire was minor but they haven’t been able to suppress the some from traveling through the corridors yet.  Fortunately no fatalities but several reports of people suffering from smoke inhalation.

I have been able to track down several photos from various news outlets in Sweden.

All photos come from aftonbladet.se

I will be traveling back to school in Texas tomorrow so I will be busy backing and getting ready today. Unless something major happens, this will be it for a couple of days.

Look What I Found

August 15, 2009

I’m in Portland, Maine for the day and look what I found!

IMG_0199The ship is Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. Its stopping over for the day on a r/t Canada & New England voyage from Baltimore.

Gerry Herrod, think Orient Lines, has a new cruise line to be called Voyages to Antiquity. The new line will offer 14-night destination focused voyages.The line is still in its infancy stage as offices in the US and UK have yet to open and press/marketing material has yet to be circulated. What is known is that it will cater to luxury yet casual, travel. Rumors are that shore excursions AND airfare are to be included.

The chosen ship is the Aegean Odessy (EX. Aegean I). She will be completely refurbished with supposed upgrades to all public rooms and an additional restruant. They plan on enlarging some of the cabins and adding 42 balcony cabins, reducing total occupancy from 500 to 382. The atmosphere onboard will be casual yet refined with open seating in the main dining room. Herrod plans on keeping the lounges but the ship will have no casino or disco. Guest lectures will be plentiful onboard.

The first voyage will commence in May 2010 and cruise the Greek Isles. This, and the other voyages, go on sale next month.

For more information on the Aegean I check out a page from her former line Golden Star Cruises.