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Cruise News Today — September 8, 2021 [VIDEO]

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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.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Ship Chartered to FEMA, Cancels Sailing

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.

STORY: Virgin Voyages Wraps Up Inaugural Season, Ship Heads to U.S.

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.

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