Queen Victoria Undergoes Dry Dock Repairs With Guests On Board
Guests on Queen Victoria are experiencing the cruise of a lifetime as they stay aboard the ship as it undergoes repairs in dry dock.
On embarkation day for the 15-night cruise prior to Christmas, guests were informed that the ship would be spending two days at the shipyard in Cadiz, Spain as a propeller needed replacing. Instead of shortening the cruise, guests are staying on board during the process and most activities and amenities are running as normal.
A planned call tomorrow in Lisbon was canceled, and instead guests will be able to spend the two days exploring Cadiz. Queen Victoria is set to arrive back in Southampton, England on January 7th as scheduled.
Carnival Celebration Rescues in One Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Carnival Celebration stopped twice on its way back to Miami to assist Cuban migrants on Monday. Celebration boarded the migrants and headed back to PortMiami.
The ship was wrapping up a New Year’s Eve cruise, and preparing to embark on a five-night voyage out of South Florida later today.
Last week, Carnival Sunrise assisted a boat full of Cuban nationals as well.
Maritime law states that ships must provide assistance to anyone in distress.
Ambiance Prepares to Sail Again After Lifeboat Station Repairs
After canceling a cruise last month hours after guests had boarded, Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambiance is preparing to sail again.
The ship was getting ready to depart London Tilbury on December 18th when crew identified an issue with one of the lifeboat stations that prevented it from sailing. Most guests were at dinner when it was announced that the cruise was canceled and they’d have to debark the following morning.
Now, Ambassador has announced that repairs are complete and testing is underway.
Ambiance is scheduled to depart the shipyard for London Tilbury tomorrow, and is set to welcome guests back on board on January 5th.