Carnival adds 23 sailings to US-Cuba cruise programme for 2019-2020
Carnival Cruise Line has added 23 new sailings to its US-Cuba cruise programme for 2019-2020, including the first voyage from the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. In 2019-2020, Carnival will have five ships sailing three- to five-day cruises from four homeports on the US East Coast. On 21 November 2019, the 102,853gt Carnival Sunshine will sail Carnival’s maiden itinerary from Charleston to Havana, becoming the largest-ever cruise ship to visit the Cuban capital. Carnival Sunshine will also offer eight five-day cruises that include calls in Havana and Freeport, The Bahamas between January and April 2020.
Medevac off Bahamas
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man suffering heart attack-like symptoms from the "Carnival Sunshine" on Jan 30, 2018, approximately 46 miles north of the Bahamas. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a medevac request at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Jan 29. Watchstanders launched an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew stationed at Great Inagua, Bahamas and embarked the patient and nurse at approximately 12 a.m. The man was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital at approximately 1 a.m.
Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Port Canaveral
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old man Tuesday from the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Port Canaveral. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 10:20 p.m. from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine stating a passenger was in need of a higher level of medical care. A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium (RBM) crew launched at 11:07 p.m. with EMS on board. The RBM crew arrived with the Carnival Sunshine at 12:07 a.m., embarked the passenger and nurse and transported them to Jetty Park where EMS were waiting. The passenger was taken to Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital for further medical treatment.Upload News