Holland America Team Member Goes Missing Off the Coast of Alaska
An employee from Holland America’s Koningsdam went missing off the coast of Juneau, Alaska late Monday night.
A statement from the cruise line reads: “A team member on Koningsdam was reported missing shortly after the ship departed Juneau, Alaska, after 10 p.m. August 8. A review of closed-circuit TV footage indicated the man likely went overboard intentionally.”
Koningsdam and another Holland America ship that was in the area, Eurodam, immediately began a search of the area. The Coast Guard was also notified and dispatched a 45-foot boat and a helicopter to continue the search.
Both ships remained in the area for several hours. On Tuesday evening, the Coast Guard announced that it had suspended its search for the missing 31 year old.
NCLH Releases Q2 Financial Results
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced its financial results for the second quarter of the year, and for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the line is generating positive operating cash flow.
Other highlights from the earnings call included the fact that the entire fleet has been back in service since May, with occupancy levels rising slowly but steadily and onboard spending on things like specialty restaurants and shopping up 20 percent.
Like other lines, Norwegian admitted it is struggling with supply chain issues which have caused an increase in food costs.
Finally, with Prima set to enter service in the third quarter, and six other ships in the pipeline, the company expects a 50 percent growth in capacity by 2027 when compared to 2019.
Carnival Announces Senior Officers For Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the senior officers of its upcoming ship Carnival Celebration.
Vincenzo Alcaras will take command of the ship as captain, and following the ship’s first week in service will celebrate his 26th anniversary with Carnival. Fabien Gervaise, who has worked on many Carnival ships throughout 22 years with the cruise line, will be Chief Engineer. Pierre Camilleri, now in his 18th year with Carnival, will serve as Celebration’s hotel director.
Carnival Celebration is scheduled to debut in Miami this November and begin a year-round schedule of voyages to the Caribbean.