Disney Wish Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage
Disney Wish set sail from Port Canaveral yesterday on her official maiden voyage with paying guests. The ship is now on a five-night Bahamas voyage, with port calls including Nassau and Disney Cruise Line’s private island Castaway Cay.
Wish is Disney’s first liquefied natural gas-powered ship, and has replaced Disney Dream in Canaveral — that ship has moved south to Miami. Disney Wish will sail year-round from Port Canaveral, operating three and four-night Bahamas cruises.
U.S. Coast Guard Issues No Sail Order For Margaritaville Ship
Close to a thousand Parrotheads had their wings clipped on Wednesday when the U.S. Coast Guard issued a No Sail Order for the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise before it was scheduled to leave port.
A statement issued from the Coast Guard said, “During the ship’s annual exam, Port State Control officers identified conditions, which required the ship to stay in port until rectified due to the safety of the crew and passengers. The ship will not sail until the conditions are rectified.”
Impacted guests were issued compensation before being disembarked off the vessel.
The Jimmy Buffett-themed cruise ship sails from Palm Beach on two-night Bahamas cruises. It is scheduled to resume operations later today.
The line didn’t address what infractions caused the no sail order.
Norwegian Announces 100 ‘Giving Joy’ Winners
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the 100 winners of its 2022 ‘Giving Joy’ contest, which recognizes educators from the U.S. and Canada.
The winners will set sail on a five-night cruise aboard upcoming ship Norwegian Prima during its first sailing out of Galveston, Texas on October 27.
During the sailing, passengers will be treated to a concert by Kelly Clarkson. The cruise will also include an awards ceremony to announce the top three Grand Prize winners, who will receive money for their schools.
Winners came from 28 states, as well as British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.