All You Need to Know About Cruises From the Port of New York & New Jersey
Did You Ever Wonder What Happened to Home Lines Atlantic?
Home Lines Atlantic Entering Hamilton Bermuda
Ever wonder what happened to the popular Atlantic (1982) of Home Lines fame?
The Atlantic was build for the ever popular Home Lines to sail from New
York to Bermuda in the spring, summer and fall and the Caribbean in the
winter. The ship is modest in size, at 33,000 tons - about 25% the size
of the mega-ships today. Home Lines was a very popular cruise line which
operated great ships like the Homeric, Oceanic, Italia and Doric.
is my prediction of the future impacts of the coronavirus on the cruise
industry in the months / years ahead. Basically the damage has been
done and it will be a long time before cruise passengers have confidence
to return to the ships.
In the near term 1-6 months: When cruise lines resume operations after a temporary suspension, a
good number of their ships will remain laid-up. They just will NOT be
able to fill all the ships right away.The
number of cruise ports that prohibit cruise ship calls will increase.
Bergen, Norway just joined the list of destinations saying - "No
Thanks" to the cruise lines. Ships will be laid up due to the lack of demand. Itineraries
will be altered based on the health of those onboard. Potentially sick
passengers will cause ports to be skipped or passengers to be
quarantined. Cruise capacity in Europe will be ratcheted back significantly.Additional cruise lines will sporatically lay up ships, especially in seasons where demand…
Although at this time it is probably just a projection of the future, I went out to the cruise line's websites about a week ago looking for ships expected to sail from the Port of New York / New Jersey in 2021. Granted with the state of the world and the coronavirus outbreak, everything is subject to change or revision.
As of 4/18/2020 - Here are some of the ships expected sail to/from New York and New Jersey.
Carnival Cruises Carnival Magic
Cunard Line Queen Mary 2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit
Disney Cruise Line No 2021 cruises listed.
MSC Cruises MSC Divina
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian BreakawayNorwegian EscapeNorwegian JadeNorwegian JoyNorwegian GemNorwegian GetawayNorwegian Star
Oceania Cruises Insignia
Princess Cruises Sky PrincessCaribbean PrincessSea Princess
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas MarinerSeven Seas SpendorSeven Seas NavigatorSeven Seas Voyager
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the SeaOasis of the SeasAdventure of the SeasEmpress of the Seas
During last week's earning call, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that some ships would be moved to a cold lay-up status in order to reduce costs during the pause in operations.
On Friday it was announced that 3 Norwegian Cruise Line ships - the Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Encore and the newly transformed Norwegian Spirit will be laid up at Norfolk Virginia's Portsmouth Marine Terminal . The ships reportedly have only a skeleton crew of 175 each. Crew member will NOT be allowed to go ashore but the ships will have reduced fuel, staffing and upkeep costs. The trade offs - these ships will require more time to reactivate to a cruising status.
This may be a foreshadowing of the fate of the Norwegian Bliss' Alaska program; the Norwegian Spirit's Eastern European cruise program and the Norwegian Encore's 2020 New York cruise program to Bermuda.
Although the current announcement says the lay-up in Norfolk is expected to be 30 days. It is assumed that the agreement can be …