Martin Cox over at Maritime Matters, announced that the damage was worse than originally thought to the ship that caught fire off of Baja Mexico. The Carnival Splendor will now be ready by February 20th, 2011. She will be moved soon from San Diego to San Francisco, where she will be dry-docked. Gerry Cahill, Carnival’s [...]
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From Carnival Corp [Carnival Cruise Line’s Parent company]: Carnival Corporation estimates that the total impact from voyage disruptions and related repair costs will result in an approximate $0.07 reduction in the company’s 2010 fourth quarter earnings per share. The impact of voyage disruptions in the first quarter of 2011 is not expected to be material [...]
I promised no more Splendor drama, but this is BIG news. The ship will be laid up until the next year, while they investigate, repair, and then inspect the damage done below the waterline. The original plan called for her to miss the cruise she would be on now, but be repaired in time for [...]
I promise this will be the last post about the Splendor fire. Some reactions from various passengers and so called experts were too funny to pass up. Take this one for instance: Carnival Cruise Lines Insider is more than likely a laid off crewmember from the hotel department. He claims to know what actually happened [...]
With the assistance of 4 tugs, she is now moored alongside San Diego. ______ Splendor is st passing the jetty and should be docked shortly. I am having an awfully hard time finding a webcam that works. This post will be updated when she arrived.
CNN (Make sure to unblock the popup) CNN has a live video of the Splendor. She should be docked early afternoon [local time] in San Diego. UPDATE: And CNN took it down. I’ll see if I can dig up another feed.
The Splendor is now slowly making her way back to San Diego. Projected ETA is tomorrow [Thurs 11/11] at around noon. We are now getting the first reports from the ship as she cruises into cell coverage. Passengers are saying that that due to the lack of a/c, the smells are atrocious. Several passengers are [...]
The drama keeps unfolding. Cruise Industry News is reporting that one of the two tugs assigned to towing the cripples 113,00 grt vessel, has to return to port. The website is saying that it was too underpowered to tow and a more powerful one is enroute. As always stay tuned!
Splendor will be towed to San Diego for an arrival tomorrow, Thursday. Reports are that passengers are just starting to get intermittent cell service now.
And lastly a CBS News video of it.