Advertisement

Various operators – Hurricane Sandy aftermath

Quite apart from the loss of life and tremendous destruction across the East Coast of the USA, Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 caused rather more disruption to cruise schedules than most hurricanes. Carnival Cruise Lines was the worst affected, with seven ships either being diverted or having cruises shortened. Carnival Pride’s seven-night Bahamas and Florida cruise from Baltimore was cancelled, as was Carnival Glory’s 28 October departure from Norfolk, while Carnival Miracle returned to New York a day early, on 28 October, and sailed on her next cruise on the same day, thus lengthening that voyage by a day. Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Glory each lost a day out of their cruises.

The chaos was not limited to the USA’s East Coast, however, as Oceania Cruises’ Marina sailed a day late from Istanbul as she was waiting for passengers who had been unable to leave the USA by their planned route, several major airports being closed.Brooklyn’s Red Hook cruise terminal was expected to remain closed until late December 2012 due to flooding.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Cruise ship order book looking healthy

Somewhat down from the peak of a few years ago, when there were more than 100 cruise ships on order, the current total of...
Advertisement

Related articles

Cruise ship order book looking healthy

Somewhat down from the peak of a few years ago, when there were more than 100 cruise ships...

More heavylift consolidation among companies

Heavylift companies Jumbo Shipping of Holland, SAL Heavy Lift of Germany and Intermarine of the USA have formed...

The oldest active icebreaker

The Finnish icebreaker Voima (Strength) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year as the oldest ship of its...

Viking announces float out of newest Egypt ship

On 14 May 2024 Viking announced its newest ship for the Nile River, the 82-guest Viking Sobek, was...