Royal Caribbean Announces New Private Island in Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean International announced its newest private island that will be called “Perfect Day at Lelepa”.

On Monday, the cruise line announced its latest plan to build a sustainable private island in Vanuatu, the South Pacific.

Perfect Day at Lelepa will be Royal Caribbean’s second island in the Perfect Day private island collection, following up the highly-successful Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas.

The cruise line also explained the island will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world as it will be built with sustainability complete with features designed to safeguard the island’s ecosystems.

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Spring 2021 Cruise Itineraries

In its newly released itinerary announcement, Disney Cruise Line said it will have three ships based in Florida in early-2021, two at Port Canaveral and one – based in Miami.

A fourth ship, the 2,713-passenger Disney Wonder, will have three home-ports during the January to May 2021— Galveston, New Orleans, and San Diego.

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returns to Port Due to Engine Issue

Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas canceled its cruise due to an engine issue, shortly after the vessel left its home port in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. As a result, the ship had to return to the port and cancel the trip, which included a call to Bermuda. Grandeur of the Seas is over 73,800 gross tons and has a guest capacity of 1,900 at double occupancy.

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Tropical Storm Dorian Forces Cruise Lines to Modify Itineraries

Major cruise line operators have changed the itineraries of some cruises to avoid Hurricane Dorian.

Cruise ships sailing from Port Canaveral have changed their itineraries to avoid the tropical storm.

Dorian has forced cruise lines to shift their ships out of the storm path, while at the same time shutting down operations at private islands. In addition to voyages changed into longer trips, Royal Caribbean also closed down CocoCay, the theme-park like island in the Bahamas with a water slide that rises 148.5 feet above the mostly flat island. CocoCay won’t be taking any cruise ships though Tuesday, September 3.

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Disney Cruise Line May Be Testing A Man Overboard System

Recently, a video taken by a passenger aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship was posted on Twitter. It shows a test dummy tied to a rope and being dropped over the railing of a passenger balcony at the stern of the Disney Fantasy , violently twisting at the end of the rope, and then being slowly pulled back up to the balcony. The crew apparently dropped and retrieved the dummy several times.

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