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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Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Arrives In Port Canaveral, Open For Free Tours

The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship” arrived in Port Canaveral and will be open for free, public tours through June 4.

The ship will be moored for five days at Cruise Terminal 3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive.

The tour schedule is:

Wednesday, May 31 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – closed

The summer 2017 deployment lasts five months and includes 14 ports, including Port Canaveral and four international ports.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle last visited Port Canaveral 13 years ago. After Florida, the crew will set sail to Norfolk, Virginia.

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Port Canaveral to become a prime destination for cargo and cruise ships

PCMajor expansion works are underway at Port Canaveral. A $587 million development program has been started: the harbor will be widened and deepened and a new terminal and cargo facility will be constructed in order to accommodate more cargo vessels and larger cruise ships. The five-year project is expected to establish the port as an important cargo destination and draw more cruise passengers. Continue reading

Norwegian Spirit to homeport in Port Canaveral

wik 800px-Norwegian_SpiritPort Canaveral will host Norwegian Cruise Line again and prepares for the arrival of the Norwegian Spirit. A 879-foot, 75,338 tons and 1,996-guest ship, the Spirit was constructed for Star Cruises by Meyer-Werft and launched in 1998. She was bought by Norwegian Cruise Line in 2004 and renamed Norwegian Spirit. It’s the only ship of its class in the Norwegian fleet. The ship is presently based in Barcelona and will leave Europe on November 5th, 2015 on a 16-day cruise to Florida visiting Madeira, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Continue reading

How do you spend your vacation from Port Canaveral?

Carnival ImaginationHow do you spend your vacation? Going to the seaside? Every year? If you want to be close to the sea but in a different way or just want to explore it more closely and in the meantime have fun I can tell you how – cruising! This is a way for you and your friends and family, together, to have an amazing holiday! Whether you would like to relax in the spa, sunbathe, dance or whatever you think about you will love this way of spending the holiday. One place to start this adventure – Port Canaveral, one way to spend it – one of the Carnival Cruise ships!

The atrium is the place where all the adventures begin – it is the heart of any Carnival ship. There you will find the answers of any question you have, there you can plan what to do at the shore excursion desk no matter what time it is, no matter if it is day or night.

There are plenty of places to visit inside the ship. Like the art gallery – for example. A great collection of fine art is awaiting for you to see it and why not buy some – many of the paintings are available to buy during the art auctions.

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