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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…
So far the results for passengers, thought to possibly have the Coronavirus, have come back negative. Although some additional tests are outstanding, results look promising that the passengers may have had the common flu and NOT the Coronavirus.
Royal Caribbean has decided to take caution and wait for all passenger test results to come in. Royal Caribbean has opted to take the additional time to further sterilize the ship and surfaces. With this said the Anthem of the Seas sits tonight (Friday) empty at Cape Liberty Bayonne, while the crew vigourously wipes down and sterilizes all parts of the ship.
The Anthem of the Seas is now scheduled to sail from Cape Liberty Bayonne on a 7 day cruise (no longer an 8 day cruise) on Saturday (2/8) at around 5 PM. An added day at sea has been eliminated and the cruise will still visit the anticipated ports in the Bahamas and Florida.
Stay tuned to track new developments.
The Anthem of the
Seas, which was returning from a crui…
Sunday was a busy morning in the port of New York and New Jersey with three cruise ships, 2 military ships and 3 container ships arriving in the wee hours of the morning.
The Norwegian Escape arrived from a week long sailing to Bermuda, Her arrival time was about 4:30 AM at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.
Arriving at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal at around 6:00 AM was Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 returning from a New England, Canada Cruise.
Finally the Celebrity Summit was slightly delayed with her arrival at Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal, Bayonne, New Jersey - pulling along side around 7:15 AM. The ship was arriving from a 7 Day Cruise to Bermuda.
The Celebrity Summit was delayed due to the arrival of the USNS Watkins which was being eased into the dry-dock at the Bayonne Drydock and Repair facility located at the end of the Cape Liberty Peninsular. The delay was short while the massive supply ship was aligned with the drydock and backed into the dry-dock for maintenance.