Cruise Lines Could Face Major Drydock Challenge Following Hurricane Damage

The cruise industry could be looking at a monumental impact to their operations following Hurricane Dorian if the Grand Bahama Shipyard’s capacity is taken offline or further limited following an April incident. The go-to-yard for drydocks and refurbishments in the cruise industry is partly owned by both Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises. It is ideallyContinue reading “Cruise Lines Could Face Major Drydock Challenge Following Hurricane Damage”

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Oasis of the Seas was hit by a crane in a dry dock near Freeport in the Bahamas

A crane has collapsed onto one of the biggest cruise ships in the world leaving eight people injured. The Oasis of the Seas was in dock in the Caribbean when the crane crashed into the £1billion vessel causing the huge 228,225-tonne liner to list. A construction crane came down and smashed into the stern ofContinue reading “Oasis of the Seas was hit by a crane in a dry dock near Freeport in the Bahamas”

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MSC Cruises to homeport ‘enlarged’ ship in Southampton

MSC Cruises is to lengthen and refurbish one of its ships and homeport it in Southampton for the summer season in 2021. The ship, which has not been named, will go into drydock and re-emerge as “a super-enhanced version” of itself. It will be the first time MSC has based one of its ships inContinue reading “MSC Cruises to homeport ‘enlarged’ ship in Southampton”

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