Carnival Breeze makes maiden call in Grenada
Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Breeze made her inaugural call in Grenada on 25 September, marking the start of the Caribbean island’s 2018-2019 cruise season. Carnival Breeze sailed into Grenada with around 4,428 passengers and 1,386 crew members, who were welcomed to the port by a steel pan band. Guests embarked on organised tours to the island’s award-winning rum distilleries, waterfalls, chocolate factories and other attractions.
Carnival Breeze Earns Perfect Health Score During Recent Inspection
A Carnival cruise ship earned a perfect health score during an inspection that took place last week in Galveston, Texas. This is the first perfect health score of the year for Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Breeze scored a perfect 100 during the announced inspection that took place on April 8, 2018 in Galveston. To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a wide variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness.
Hurricane Harvey Leaves Cruise Ships Stranded, Voyages Cancelled
Hurricane Harvey, which was downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend, has left three cruise ships stranded in the Gulf of Mexico as the Port of Galveston had to be closed to all vessel traffic and commercial activities amid heavy weather. Namely, as the port will remain closed on Monday, Carnival Cruise Line said its two ships, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Breeze, will be unable to enter the port until Tuesday at least until further notice. ” The port announced it will be closed for at least the next 24 hours, so our earliest potential opportunity to debark current guests is on Tuesday. As you can imagine, this is a fluid situation and we have no way of knowing if the port opening could be delayed further. We will continue to maintain close contact with port officials in Galveston monitoring conditions on Galveston Island, and within neighboring areas including Houston, and will provide ongoing updates as we receive additional information,” the cruise line informed. As a result, the two ships will be operating on shortened itineraries once the weather permits them to dock in the Port of Galveston. Guests who opt to sail on the shortened itineraries will receive a pro-rated refund of their cruise fare, the company added. Based on the latest update from Carnival, Carnival Freedom is currently in a position to enter the Port of Galveston as soon as the port reopens, while Carnival Breeze is on its way to New Orleans to make a short technical stop to replenish water and provisions on Monday. The ship will then resume its journey to Galveston. http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/228275/hurricane-harvey-leaves-cruise-ships-stranded-voyages-cancelled/Upload News