Norwegian Sun Itinerary Altered After Ship Hits Iceberg
Norwegian Sun had to alter its Alaska itinerary after it hit an iceberg while headed to Hubbard Glacier on Saturday.
In a statement, the line said “While transitioning to Hubbard Glacier in Alaska, Norwegian Sun was engulfed by dense fog, limited visibility and resulting in the ship making contact with a growler.” For reference, a growler is a small iceberg, around the size of a truck or grand piano.
Following the incident, the ship skipped a scheduled call in Skagway and went to Juneau where the coast guard did a damage assessment.
Late Monday evening, NCL announced that it has decided to shorten the current voyage and Sun is now headed back to Seattle at a reduced speed. It’s scheduled to arrive there on Thursday as originally planned.
Passengers will receive a full refund as well as a 100 percent future cruise credit.
Carnival Cruise Line Launching New Guy’s Burger
Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new, limited-time burger at its popular poolside eatery Guy’s Burger Joint.
The Funderstruck Nacho Burger, created with celebrity chef Guy Fieri, includes nacho seasoning, tortilla strips, fried jalapeños, pico de gallo, donkey sauce, and more. The line is also launching Fully Loaded Fundertots at another Fieri venue: Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse.
Carnival first partnered with Fieri in 2011, when it launched Guy’s Burger Joint on Carnival Liberty. Since then, the venue has been added to every ship in the fleet.
Boat Struck By Lightning, Seven People Rescued by Coast Guard
Seven anglers were extremely lucky over the weekend after being caught in a bad storm.
They were 100 miles off the coast of Tampa fishing in a tournament when they were caught in a bad thunderstorm and lightning stuck their 39-foot boat.
After lightning hit the boat, the captain activated the emergency positioning beacon which led a coast guard Jayhawks helicopter to their location. The two men and five woman were hoisted onto the helicopter and brought back to Clearwater, where they were greeted by their family.