Carnival Glory Chartered By FEMA
Carnival Glory is the next ship to be taken out of service and chartered by FEMA to house hospital workers after Hurricane Ida struck in Louisiana. The ship is expected to be chartered until September 18, making the return to service date September 19.
Glory was originally slated to resume cruises over the weekend, but due to storm damage in the area, the line postponed its return.
On Friday, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line chartered Grand Classica to power company Entergy for hurricane relief as well.
Scarlet Lady Departs England
Virgin Voyages’ inaugural season has come to an end after three months operating its “Summer Soiree” series from Portsmouth, England.
The city bid farewell to the line’s ship Scarlet Lady by lighting the Spinnaker Tower red as the vessel departed the United Kingdom for a transatlantic crossing bound for New York City.
Starting in October, Scarlet Lady will spend the fall and winter sailing four and five-night voyages from Miami, Florida.
Golden Princess Joins P&O Australia Fleet
The former Princess cruise ship Golden Princess is out of dry dock and has joined the P&O Australia fleet under the name Pacific Adventure.
When cruising does resume down under, the 3,100 guest ship will homeport in Sydney.