Port Canaveral Hosts Record Number of Cruise Ships
Port Canaveral hosted a record number of cruise ships on Saturday.
But there was a little issue. The port only has capacity for six ships.
So MSC Divina arrived, dropped off passengers, and then left for sea so Carnival Liberty could use the same berth. Divina came back on Sunday to embark passengers.
The other five ships that docked in Canaveral on Saturday were Disney Fantasy, Carnival Freedom, Mardi Gras, and Mariner and Independence of the Seas.
Hurricane Orlene Impacts Mexican Riviera Cruises
And if it’s not the east coast, it’s the west. On the heels of two hurricanes impacting east coast itineraries, Hurricane Orlene is now impacting west coast cruises.
Princess Cruises said it has rerouted both Royal Princess and Sapphire Princess to avoid the hurricane. Both ships dropped Puerto Vallarta. Sapphire is picking up San Diego instead before returning back, and Royal is picking up Mazatlan.
Royal Princess was on a 12 night sailing out of San Francisco, while Sapphire a 10-night cruise from LA.
Long Beach Pushes Back Plan to Reopen Queen Mary
The city of Long Beach has pushed back plans to reopen Queen Mary this month.
Earlier this year, the weight from the lifeboats were causing additional stress on the structure of the ship. All but two of the rotting lifeboats were removed. Last month Long Beach invested $2.5 million to get the ship ready to reopen to the public.
The ship still needs an emergency generator, bilge repairs to prevent flooding, electrical and plumbing enhancements.
Queen Mary has been in Long Beach since 1967 and operates as a floating hotel, restaurant, event space, and operates a series of tours.
As to the new reopening date, the city doesn’t have an answer yet and said they’ll make an announcement soon.