After getting 'bruised' by Hurricane Gonzalo, in the widely reported phrase of Premier Michael Dunkley, Bermuda is quickly recovering and scheduled to handle its first cruise ship on Wednesday. Celebrity Infinity is to call on a repositioning voyage from Europe to the Caribbean. The ship sailed Oct. 13 from Harwich and is to arrive at Port Everglades on Oct. 27.
Carnival Magic—carrying a quarantined woman who worked at a Texas hospital lab that conducted Ebola testing—has missed Friday's scheduled call at Cozumel after Mexican authorities failed to grant clearance.
Cruise ships are 'very important' to the recovery of Cabo San Lucas following Hurricane Odile, Mexico Undersecretary of Tourism Carlos Joaquín González said Tuesday. He noted Cabo draws about half a million cruisers annually.
Carnival UK's David Dingle told how his new chairman's role allows him to give more time to key areas from government to newbuilds, urged port groups and cruise associations to work closely, and discussed European market recovery and opportunities for Cunard in Asia.
The three-year LYNCEUS project, which ends in early 2015, is demonstrating how low-power wireless technologies can help localise and track people on board ships, providing essential information in cases of evacuation, and improve overboard search and rescue, the European Union said in a release about efforts to improve the safety of large passenger ships.
All jobs are going to be retained in Germany and Finland after the acquisition of a 70% stake in STX Finland's Turku shipyard by Meyer Werft, and contracts with suppliers will be honored. Moreover, an agreement is being prepared to ensure Meyer’s continued presence in Papenburg long-term.
One of the nation's busiest cruise ports welcomed US Customs and Border Protection's decision to allow approved entities to reimburse the agency for expanded services to improve processing and inspection times. Port Everglades, along with the Port of Houston Authority and a number of airports and cargo terminal operators, were included in the initial selections for 16 new reimbursable services agreements.