More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus
About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastro-intestinal illness over the past week, Royal Caribbean announced.
"Independence of the Seas is currently on a 5-night Caribbean cruise, which departed Port Everglades, Florida on December 11," Royal Caribbean said in a statement Friday to ABC News. "Over the week, 220 cases of gastro-intestinal illness were reported— representing 4.86 percent of the 5,547 guests and crew onboard." abcnews.go.com/US...
Africa Morocco Link suspends Almeria-Nador service
Rumours had circulated that the DIAGORAS, the vessel operating for Africa Morocco Link (AML) between Almeria and Nador, was to return to Greece on 26 December, and that she might be substituted by the NISSOS CHIOS, currently in drydock. https://www.shippax.com/e...
Following a conversion which started on 1 November, Fosen Yard in Rissa, Norway, has handed STAVANGERFJORD back to Fjord Line earlier today, 13 December. The ship will take up service again on Fjord Line’s Bergen-Stavanger-Hirtshals-Langesund route tomorrow, 14 December.
BC Ferries’ latest acquisition to be upgraded by Esquimalt Drydock
NORTHERN SEA WOLF – BC Ferries’ newest vessel that is expected to arrive in Victoria, Canada, later today following a 10,09-nautical mile delivery voyage which started in Piraeus on 3 November – will be upgraded for her new role by Esquimalt Drydock.