Cruise ship departure from Helsinki delayed by activists
Activists from the Ekokapina group, which is part of the international Extinction Rebellion group, delayed the departure of the "Queen Elizabeth" from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by around an hour. It was scheduled to leave at 5 p.m., but activists in kayaks paddled to the front of the ship, forcing it to wait. Helsinki police detained one person at the scene of the protest. Report with photo: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/climate_activists_block_cruise_ship_in_helsinki/10989952
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to spend a record 118 days in Australia
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth will spend a record 118 days in Australia and New Zealand beginning November 2020. She will offer over 60 itinerary options as she sails from her homeports of Melbourne and Sydney. Queen Elizabeth’s voyages will range from two-night cruises between Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, to longer journeys around Australia and New Zealand. New offerings include 12- and 13-night cruises between Sydney and Auckland, calling at ports along the New Zealand coastline, Tasmania and Victoria. The new programme will also feature overnight calls in Hobart, Wellington and Auckland, as well as maiden calls to Lyttelton and New Plymouth in New Zealand.
Medevac off Roscoff
A 61-year-old man with breathing difficulties had to be medevaced from the "Queen Elizabeth" in the English Channel yesterday in the afternoon of Jan 6, 2018, and taken to Southampton. The ship diverted and approached Roscoff before the Dragon 29 helicopter which was alerted at 4 p.m. came to pick up the passenger. At 7.30 p.m. he was transported to the hospital Caval Blanche in Brest. After the evacuation, the ship resumed the journey to Southampton.Upload News