Cruise ship in port after storm ride
The "Carnival Spirit" with 2500 passengers and 1500 crew members docked at the Sydney Cove Overseas Passenger Terminalon Apr 22, at 7.30 a.m. after the 30-foot waves that prevented the ship from entering Sydney Harbor subsided and a pilot was able to get on board. She was barred from docking on Apr 21 when the entire port was closed. Passengers were forced to hole up in their cabins over two nights as swells of up to nine-metres rocked the ship. A lot of people felt sick but they managed it pretty well. Passengers also praised the professionalism of the crew. The captain made announcements and kept them in touch with what was going on. Dining galleys remained open and passengers enjoyed musical performances and other entertainment to pass the time. Cruise director Erick Speekenbrink also praised the resilience of the passengers. As damage to the "Carnival Spirit" was only minor, she set to head out of the harbour again in the evening on its next voyage to New Caledonia with embarking due to start at 2.30 p.m.
Report with photos and video:
(4 days ago, by Timsen
(to get the latest position)
||4 days ago
||ISLE OF PINES
||4 days ago
You are not logged in. Registered Users can create coastal alert for this vessel.