CruiseInd is Moving

November 3, 2009

Starting today, I will be moving my site from the .wordpress domain, to my own. Today I am happy to launch

The old page, the one you are viewing now, will stay active and so will the pictures! I’m sure that’s what a lot of you are coming here for.

So thanks for following me and I hope you follow me over to the new site.



UPDATE 12:42 pm: Goodbye Oasis!



UPDATE 12:34 pm: Nighttime! And she’s turning around now!



UPDATE 11:59 am: There is a webcam that has since crashed, as it was linked to from two message boards. Here is a screen cap of what it showed a short while ago.


UPDATE 11:57 am: Oasis is now anchored at roughly the position in the picture below.


Currently, as of this post, she is steaming into Southampton. Her last position was reported at SW of Portsmouth. I’ll update as more info becomes available.


Oasis Handover Signing Pics

October 30, 2009


Here is the actual signing of the documents that transfer $1.4 Billion to STX Yards and a little ship called Oasis of the Seas to RCI. L to R (at table): Martin Landtman, CEO, STX Finland; Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, RCI.; Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, RCCL.
Martin Landtman (left), and Richard Fain (right), shake hands after the successful transfer of Oasis from STX to RCI.
At the After Party. L to R: Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, RCCL; Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, RCI.; Harri Kulovarra, EVP, Maritime (Basically my dream job).

That is One Big Boat

October 22, 2009


Taken Thursday morning from the Crystal Symphony. She is sailing on an 11-night Fall Jubilee voyage from New York to Montreal. Today is the second day of her stay at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston. Joining her is Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, which is towering over everything in the port today. Check her out below from Sea Tow Boston’s controllable Harbor Cam:


The Norwegian Epics Inaugural Schedule can be found here. CruiseInd’s Norwegian Epic Page

Nothing too surprising except for the overnight stays. She pretty much goes from one port to another. Some even while cruising. Whereas Freedom stayed in ports for 1-2 nights sometimes.

Shipspotting has two photos up of the ship fresh from seatrials in Finland.

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Carnival Dream Laser Show

October 9, 2009

These photos come from carnival, showcasing their Laser show. Nightly shows around the main pool area show off laser and smoke shows. SO may better things that could be done there. I hope these don’t last too long and it would be better if they combined the laser/outdoor/music into a giant outdoor nightclub. (i.e. NCL Epic’s Spice H2O) Now that would be cool!

Picture from Carnival. Hello 1990’s neon!


From Carnival Dream’s Webcam:


Enchantment Damage

October 6, 2009

From the collision last week, here is the damage do the Enchantment. Notice the red paint! These images come from InletCam. Very good site by the way. Good webcam too!


Enlargement of the damage:


Webcam Highlights

October 5, 2009

Check out these rough waves from the Crystal Symphony this morning.



No New Epic

October 5, 2009

Well you can’t fault me for trying at least. I am having the hardest time trying to find any new photos of the Epic. My epic page is getting lonely…