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Will the Carnival Victory Ever Become the Carnival Radiance?

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It is unclear if work will ever resume on the transformation  of the Carnival Victory to the Carnival Radiance at Spain's Navantia Shipyard.

The Carnival Victory sailed transatlantic to Cadiz Spain and promptly entered the dry-dock. Demolition began on the Transatlantic voyage and work was planned to begin immediately. A Greek Ferry was chartered by the shipyard to house all of the workers during the 2 month,  $200 million dollar transformation into the Carnival Radiance.

Before the ferry could reach the shipyard in Spain, it was diverted back to Greece because the Coronavirus hit Spain very hard and the shipyard was forced to pause operations.  All work stopped. The skeletal crew remained on board the ship and were trapped onboard in Spain.

Work was to be completed by April 24, 2020 and the transformed Carnival Radiance was to sail a short series of European Cruises followed by a Transatlantic Voyage to New York. Once in New York, the ship was to sail a summer and fall series o…

Carnival Corporation To Provide A Business Update on Friday Morning.

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Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has scheduled a conference call with analysts for Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. (EDT); 3 p.m. (BST) to provide a business update.
A simulcast of the call will be available via the company's Web sites at www.carnivalcorp.com and www.carnivalplc.com.

View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carnival-corporation--plc-provides-business-update-and-additional-financial-information-for-the-second-quarter-301088075.html
Information expected to be shared include a business update as well as a potentially more details concerning the ships to be sold off and the brands impacted.

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The Busy Cruise Week Around July 4th Was a Dud.

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This past weekend had the potential to be a very busy cruise weekend - but due to the Coronavirus-
mother-nature had different plans.

On July 1st Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas was scheduled to depart Cape Liberty, Bayonne  on a 9-day Bermuda / Eastern Caribbean Cruise.On July 2nd the Carnival Sunrise was scheduled to depart Manhattan for a 4 day cruise to Bermuda.On July 4th Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl and Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas were both headed to Florida and the Bahamas.On July 5th Celebrity Cruise' Celebrity Summit was slated to depart on a Bermuda & Newport RI cruise while the Norwegian Encore was scheduled for a 7 Day Bermuda Cruise.On July 6th Carnival Cruises' Carnival Sunrise was to sail a 9 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas would have departed on a 7-day New England Canada Cruise and finally Cunard's Queen Mary 2 would have sailed a leisurely 9-day Transatlantic Cruise to Sout…

Where are the New York / New Jersey Cruise Ships Now?

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Wondering where the cruise ships are that would normally sail from the Port of New York / New Jersey? Check out the Main Page at NYCruiseInfo.com.

See where the following ships are sailing now.

Carnival Cruises' Carnival Radiance/Carnival Victory; Carnival SunriseCelebrity Cruises Celebrity SummitCunard Line's Queen Mary2Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Bliss; Norwegian Encore; Norwegian Gem; Norwegian Pearl. Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas; Anthem of the Seas; Empress of the Seas; Oasis of the Seas. Check back often - we update the site daily with cruise news and update the ship locations frequently.

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Remembering United States Lines S/S United States' Maiden Voyage.

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Today marks the 68th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the SS United States of United States lines. The ship left New York on July 3, 1952 with a full complement of passengers. The ship broke the prior speed record for the transatlantic crossing taking the blue ribbon away from the queen Mary. Yes if United States was the fastest ship to ever cross the Atlantic at 35.92 knots. The SS United States remained in service until 1969 at which time she was laid up. Numerous plans to reactivate the ship never materialized and the ship has remained idle and stripped of her interiors. 
To date, the 55,330 GRT, SS United States is the largest passenger ship to be built entirely in the US. She was built in 1950 into 51 at a cost of over $79 million at the Newport News shipbuilding and drydock company. Measuring 990 feet long, 101 1/2 feet wide and a draft of 31 feet the ship was the symbol of prestige and national honor for the United States.
The ship is currently laid up in Phila…

Where Will Cunard Line Operate the Queen Mary 2?

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It is predicted that most cruises lines will favor shorter cruises with limited days at sea. I am curious to see if operators like Cunard Line, who sail the Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton England with 5 to 7 days at sea, will alter their itineraries. 
Cunard will be faced with many decisions including whether to use the ship exclusively for European cruises and abandon the New York - Southampton crossing; operate sailings fromNew York to other destinations; Reduce the the number of transatlantic voyages and increase the speed of the ship during these voyages to reduce the time at sea; or have one of the most rigorous sterilization programs of any of the cruise lines sailing.
It should be noted that NO cases of the coronavirus was reported on board the Queen Mary 2 as of June 28th.
At this point Cunard has not altered the itineraries for the Queen Mary 2 but I would suspect that some changes are coming.
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