Crane Strikes Cruise Ship During Dry Dock: Eight People Injured

Eight people are injured as a crane hit one of the world’s biggest cruise ships Oasis of the Seas in the Bahamas.

The huge Oasis of the Seas was hit by a construction crane in a dry dock near Freeport and eight dockyard workers were injured.

The ship,which had been based at Port Canaveral, was undergoing routine maintenance on Grand Bahama Island, when the massive crane struck the ship, shipyard management reported. The accident happened on Monday at around 1.45pm local time. A construction crane came down and smashed into the stern of the fourth largest cruise ship in the world which has a capacity of 6,300 people. The crane smashed into the area its AquaTheatre is located causing the huge 228,225-tonne liner to list.

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Carnival Cruise’s New Mardi Gras Ship Heads to Port Canaveral in 2020

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed that the upcoming Mardi Gras will arrive with innovative new stateroom designs when it joins in the fleet in 2020.

Mardi Gras will be the largest ship in the company’s fleet and it will feature the popular Havana inspired cabins with exclusive access to a Cuban-themed bar, first introduced on the Vista-class.

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First Steel Cut for Second Royal Caribbean Quantum Ultra Class Ship

Royal Caribbean starts construction of its second Quantum Ultra class ship.

Royal Caribbean not only marked a construction milestone for their second Quantum Ultra class cruise ship, but they also announced its name will be Odyssey of the Seas.

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Port Canaveral Planning Terminal Upgrades for Disney Cruise Line

$46 million in cruise terminal improvements planned for Disney at Port Canaveral.

Disney Cruise Line is planning to base a third ship at Port Canaveral in 2021 which will require extensive upgrades to two cruise terminals, estimated to cost more than $46 million.

Authorities at Port Canaveral in Florida approved the initial plans and designated two Florida companies to design the project, one for land-side upgrades and the other for water-side upgrades to Cruise Terminals 8 and 10, both of which would be utilized by Disney Cruise Line.

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