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.
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.
Disney Cruise Line gets approval for second Bahamas private island.
Almost 20 years after Castaway Cay debuted, Disney Cruise Line is planning to add a second private island destination in the Bahamas.
Florida-based cruise operator has won preliminary approval from the Bahamian government to build a destination for its ships on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera, known for its pink sand beaches and surf. Continue reading →
Disney Cruise Line’s two biggest ships, the Dream and the Fantasy, will continue to be based at Port Canaveral through the end of 2019, the cruise line announced a few days ago.
Port Canaveral is an appealing cruise port for Disney Cruise Line because it is the closest port to the Walt Disney World theme park complex in Orlando. Disney passengers prefer combining their cruises with a visit to Disney World. Continue reading →