The Freedom of Cruise Ship Redeployment

PHOTO: The wake behind Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista. (photo by Mark Leppert) When it was uncertain that Cuba would remain open to roundtrip cruises from the United States, it was never a worry that the ships on the route would be incapable of redeployment. Executives like Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer for NorwegianContinue reading “The Freedom of Cruise Ship Redeployment”

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Doing more onshore

The Palace at Versailles For all the fuss river cruise lines make about their pretty ships (and don’t get me wrong, most are a visual delight), the truth is that many of the most memorable river cruising moments don’t take place on the water – they take place on land. Yes, images of boats sellContinue reading “Doing more onshore”

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Safety board: Loose engine bolts led to Carnival Liberty fire

Carnival Liberty The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report on the September 2015 fire aboard the Carnival Liberty, pinning the blame on engine bolts that had been insufficiently tightened. The fire occurred while the Carnival Cruise Line ship was docked in Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 7. It led to aContinue reading “Safety board: Loose engine bolts led to Carnival Liberty fire”

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