Before you see the video, please check one experience of the cruiser’s guest:
The first time I took a cruise on Carnival ,l Sal, was in ’03, and it was absolutely fantastic. This on board Carnival Legend. Loud horn blasts when we left NYC, ( I’m not talking about the muster drill, besides that, very long, loud horn blasts) singing waiters and waitresses in the dining rooms, waiters and waitresses with cherries and bananas foster with fire, 16 Carnival singers and Dancers in the main theater with a show that went on for an hour, real stage sets, HUGE!!! midnight buffets.. HUGE!!!!!!! Chocolate buffets!! jesus christ they were huge. Real live Caribbean bands and Orchestras,… It used to be a very happy cruise line. Now, it’s all gone. Now? It’s a stripped down, low budget ghost of what they used to be. First time cruisers don’t mind because they have nothing to compare to. No more fanfare leaving NY. No hornblasts, just a quite understated exit. Now? 8 Dancers. 30 minute shows. No more Carnival Bands. Now they use computer chips with pre-recorded music. No more stage sets. El Cheapo flashing LED lights on the Carnival Stage. Pool Bands? HA! Now it’s a kid with his apple computer, (that froze one day, mind you) Cherries, and Bananas jubilee? LOL!! gone. Chocolate buffets? Stripped. Midnight buffets? Stripped. This is all what Carnival calls 2.0 upgrade, with the addition of a couple of bars. My wife and I have since left Carnival because of these massive downgrades.
Charismatic Sea Shepherd CEO and captain Alex Cornelissen takes us aboard his brand-new flagship Ocean Warrior, Sea Shepherd’s latest sophisticated weapon destined to wage war to Japan’s whaling fleet – who Cornelissen has every intention to ‘make miserable’ as he prepares for his next campaign in the Antarctic.
Check this giants weapon against whalers on the video below
A Hanjin Shipping containership collided with an Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) vessel off Singapore in the Eastern Bunkering “A” area near the Changi Naval Base The Hanjin New York reportedly dragged anchor and made contact with the MSC Claudia, causing 11 empty containers to fall off the Hanjin ship. Ten of those containers landed on the bow of the MSC Claudia, and the other fell into the sea, a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) spokesperson said…..
No injuries or pollution were reported as a result of the incident, which reportedly took place during strong currents and winds. A MPA spokesman said both vessels sustained minor damage and were later safely re-anchored. CHECK THE VIDEO
Impact Science Seconds from Disasters Doña Paz Ship Disaster Documentary The MV Doña Paz was a Philippine-registered passenger ferry that sank after colliding with the MT Vector on December 20, 1987.
With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people, the collision resulted in the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history. Doña Paz was traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital of Manila.
When the Titanic was built in Belfast the dock was dug out below sea level . They then shored up a massive steel door made of steel with rubber seals around it to keep out the water. When Titanic was ready they opened the door slightly to fill the “lock” and then floated her out to sea nice and safe without and drama or damage where it duly sank ….!
It looked better in the old days with the backwards style launches and that made a smaller wawe too. So why sideways now? To save space maybe. Looks pretty good with the massive wawe though. Check the video below
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson ordered a rare, one-day operational pause in response to the latest collision. And while the cause of the USS McCain crash is still to be determined, the spate of accidents — four since January — suggests there could be a more systemic issue.
Lawmakers and defense analysts are warning that the Navy’s readiness problems — which have led to longer deployments for ships and less time and money for maintenance and training — could be playing a role in the uptick in crashes. This is one crash between Navy and Cruisers. Click for the VIDEO HERE
The Carnival cruise ship that broke down in the gulf and was towed to Mobile for repairs – broke loose during a storm and hit another ship being repaired in Mobile Bay.
Our astute commentator shows off his impressive ability to state the obvious… “Dey droppin dat utter anchor”. Not to be outdone, fellow MENSA member opines, “…shoulda dropped dat somabitch along time ‘go”…
Symphony of the Seas which will soon become the world’s largest cruise ship is arriving three weeks earlier than expected.
The fourth Oasis-class cruise ship is way ahead of schedule and the ship will now arrive three weeks early. Several people on social media have noticed new earlier sailings of the cruise ship. The first newly opened sailing is scheduled to depart Barcelona, Spain on March 31 and be a 5-night western Caribbean cruise. Symphony of the Seas first maiden voyage was originally scheduled to depart the Spanish port on April 21.
It seems construction methods used this time around and the experience from sister ship Harmony of the Seas which entered service in 2016 has helped in a sooner completion. The only problem is with the earlier arrival there is expected to be final touches being made during the new cruises. Some workers from the STX shipyard will likely remain onboard for a few sailings to make sure all is in order and Symphony of the Seas is fully ready for regular service.
At the moment Symphony of the Seas is at a wet dock in the STX France shipyard and in the final fitting out construction stage. We’ve been posting plenty of photos from the shipyard so readers can see how Symphony is coming along.