Four ships leaving Carnival fleet
Four Carnival Cruise Line ships won’t be returning to service when cruising resumes. Two of the 27 vessels will leave its fleet immediately and two more are being put into long-term storage, reducing the number of ships that Carnival operates by about 15%. The 'Carnival Fantasy' and 'Carnival Inspiration' are leaving the fleet immediately. Both of the ships were on the way to Aliaga, but Carnival until now wouldn’t confirm that they were leaving the line. The two ships going into long-term layup are the 'Carnival Fascination' and the 'Carnival Imagination' with no specific timeline identified for a return to operation.
African crew members waiting for days for repatriation
About 130 African crew members on May 28 were waiting in vain to be repatriated in Walvis Bay as the ship was not allowed to dock. The ship had been sailing up and dowen the Namibian coast without permission to berth which had been planned already for May 26. The ship was underway to Durban, but on May 23 it changed course towards Walvis Bay. On May 25 she was 10 miles off the coast. After the negootiations with the ministry of health and the ministry of public works and transport were finally settled, the ship berthed at the container terminal on May 29. A charter flight was ready for the repatriation.
Cruise ship diverted to Dominica
The "Carnival Fascination" has docked at the Woodbridge Bay Port at Fond Cole after being diverted to Dominica due to rough seas on Sep 25, 2019. Report with photos: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/homepage-carousel/carnival-cruise-lines-vessel-diverted-to-dominica-due-to-rough-seas/Upload News