New York Cruise Ships Move Around. - Anthem of the Seas and Norwegian Bliss
|Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas - Heading to Coco Cay Bahamas to wait out the Coronavirus Temporary Suspension|
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Bliss and Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas both arrived in New York / New Jersey on Sunday.
Both let off passengers from their prior cruise and were expected to be laid up in Manhattan and Bayonne. In an unusual change of events, the Anthem of the Seas departed New York empty heading toward Coco Cay in the Bahamas at around 5:00 PM.
The Norwegian Bliss departed the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at around 6:45 PM and sailed down the Hudson River and remained idling off of Staten Island/Fort Wadsworth, just prior to the Verranzaro-Narrow Bridge. Norwegian Bliss was moved (presumably) to make way for the Norwegian Gem which is arriving Monday morning. Not sure exactly why, since New York has adequate berth space for 6 cruise ships simultaneously.
Not sure why the Anthem of the Seas departed from New Jersey today - but I suspect that the Grandeur of the Seas - which is returning from a cruise to the Caribbean may unload her passengers in New York / New Jersey instead of the Port of Baltimore. The Port of Baltimore is currently closed to cruise traffic (But for some reason allowed the Carnival Pride to dock in Baltimore and disembark her passengers).
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