Harmony of the seas accident

It has been reported today that in the port of Marseille a life boat has detached its self from Royal Carribean’s Harmony of the Seas and injured 4 people and killed another.

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How do they maintain cruise ships?

Cruise ships are in service all year round, seven days a week and 365 days a year.  The ships don’t stop at all unless there is any maintenance required which stops the ship from sailing.  This would be something like an engine problem or something which would affect the clients on board.

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Why is there a gym on a cruise ship?

What do you think when you hear the words Cruise ship?

Numerous lounges, huge theatre, pools, deck chairs, a casino and dining rooms…..food,  hours of over indulgence, buffet, burgers, five course meals !! I don’t think I have ever eaten as much as I have when I am not on a ship.  The thought of a 5 course evening meal every day bring churning noises to my stomach.

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Cruise ship used as Olympic hotel again

London 2012, remember that 4 years ago where the U.K. stormed the Olympics? Well it is four years on now and it is Brazil s turn and Rio is the city that is hosting the Olympics.

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Will Cunard give inspiration to Ed?

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 has just come out of quite a big re fit and she seems to be attracting some famous faces. Queen Mary 2 is the only ship that has trans-Atlantic sailings all year round so it is a lovely relaxing way to cross the pond and as we know a lot of business is done with our American friends.

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Princess on TV again

After the success of their first series of ‘The Cruise’ Princess lines have announced that they are due to start filming their second series on board Regal Princess this Summer.

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Queen Mary is getting a makeover

Queen Mary 2 is currently in dry dock in Germany undergoing a refit.  As we know cruise ship crew are always maintaining their ships throughout the year but there comes a point in time where ships do need to have work done on them which takes them out of service which is called dry dock.

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Celebrity Infinity crashes in Alaska

A couple of days ago, Celebrity Infinity was on an Alaskan itinerary.  When I  worked on board I worked for two seasons in Alaska and know most of the ports of call. Ketchican is a popular cruise port. I remember there being many totem poles around the town as there was a native American influence. The town is known for salmon and the spawning pools and streams which are there, and where there is salmon there are bears too.  The Alaskan weather is very changeable, one day it can be stormy with lumpy water and the next day you could be forgiven in thinking you were on a Caribbean sailing not an Alaskan waters.

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Is cruising about the ports of call now?

Some of my colleagues were lucky enough to visit the newest addition to Royal Caribbean’s fleet Harmony of the Seas over the last few days.  Now close your eyes…….and think of an American theme park, have you got a picture of a roller coaster with a carousel in the foreground? Now look below! Oh yes this is on a cruise ship.  Think how big the ship is in comparison to the carousel!

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Just wash you hands!

Seriously, I have talked about the virility  of the norovirus on cruise ships.  It spreads like wild fire but if you was your hands and encourage other guests to wash theirs too it might combat the sickness bug.

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