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Princess Cruises Sea Princess Steams Toward New York.

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Just about the time this article is published (1:30 AM on 8/14/2018), Princess Cruises' Sea Princess will be in New York Harbor.

The ship is visiting New York as part of her World Cruise. The Sea Princess departed Halifax, Canada on August 12 bound for the Big Apple.

The remaining part of her World Cruise is a 36 Day segment sailing from New York visiting
New York | Charleston, South Carolina | Miami, Florida | Key West, United States | Limon, Costa Rica | Panama Canal Full Transit, Panama | Manta, Ecuador | Lima (Callao), Peru | Easter Island, Chile | Pitcairn Island (Scenic Cruising) | Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia | Raiatea, French Polynesia | Cross International Date Line | Auckland, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia.


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Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Escape Departure Delayed Due To Fueling.

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Sunday (yesterday) was a unique day in New York with scattered thunderstorms and frequent breaks of sunshine, bright blue skies and fluffy clouds. During the key departure hour (4 PM) the Celebrity Summit actually departed a little early leaving at 3:50 PM under bright sunshine.

I was anxiously awaiting the departure of the Norwegian Escape at 4 PM but at 5 PM I was still waiting. It appears that the re-fueling of the ship for her 7 day cruise to Bermuda was running drastically behind. Refueling usually takes 4-6 hours.  It was not until about 7:50 PM where the Norwegian Escape pulled away from the pier and headed down the Hudson River.

The departure delay is NOT expected to impact the ship's schedule since 2 days are allowed for the 1 - 1.5 day trip to Bermuda. Refueling delays are not common and I can say I was disappointed because the 4 hour delay was too long to stay to see the ship depart.

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Flash Back - One of My Favorite Ships - French Line's ss France.

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Originally built in 1962 for the French Line, the futuristic liner ss France was the longest liner of the day, measuring 1,032 feet and weighing 66,000 tons. The elegant 3 class ship had her trademark majestic winged funnels; elegant furnishing and white glove service.

A victim of many strikes by the seaman union; the increased popularity of air travel; and mounting losses due to increased fuel prices, fuel hungry engines and low passenger counts. The ss France was laid up in 1974 awaiting a buyer.

The ship was eventually purchase by Norwegian Cruise Line, who renamed her Norway and brought her to Bremerhaven, Germany for an extensive conversion to a 1 class cruise liner. Totally refitted from stem to stem the ship reemerged as the Norway with all cabin remodeled, all public rooms renovated, an extensive platform lido area was place on the stern ideal for her new role as a Caribbean Cruise ship.

The Norway sailed numerous years for Norwegian Cruise Line, occasionally visiting New Yor…

Flash Back - Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2

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In a flash back to the past, I found this photo of Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth 2 (built 1969).  Affectionately known as the QE2, the ship was a regular fixture on the Transatlantic route - sailing between New York and Southampton, England - with an occasional call at Cherbourg, France.

The QE2 underwent a number of refurbishments and extensive refits to extend its life, but this photo show the QE2 in her original glory. The QE2 is still in existence, permanently docked in Dubai as a hotel and convention center.

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Unique Panama Canal Cruise From New York In January, 2019.

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a 19- day repositioning cruise between New York and Los Angeles, via the Panama Canal, onboard the Norwegian Gem. The itinerary details shown below lists some of the unique ports of calls not normally visited on cruises departing from the Port of New York. The cruise is extensively focused on  the Southern Caribbean, the North Coast of South America, Central America, the Canal and the West Coast of Mexico (Destinations made popular by the TV series - "the Love Boat". The cruise depart New York on January 2, 2019 and ending in Los Angeles, California on January 20th.

The sailing will be conducted on the popular Norwegian Gem which has a strong following among Norwegian Cruise Line fans. The ship offers a rock climbing wall, water slides, extensive spa facilities, casino, pools, hot tubs and many dining establishments / freestyle dining.

Here are the itinerary details.

DayCruise PortsArriveDepart Wed New York, New York (EMBARK) --- 5…

Carnival Cruises Carnival Triumph To Undergo an Extensive Refit and Become the Carnival Sunrise Before New York Introduction.

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I was very surprised when Carnival Cruises quietly substituted the brand new Carnival Horizon with the 1999 built Carnival Triumph for the 2019 New York season. Carnival did not publish a press release or any communication - the only way I found out was by searching for 2019 cruises on their website. About 2 weeks after I saw the 2019 cruises on the internet, the following, great, press release came out announcing a $200 million refit. In April 2019, the Carnival Triumph will emerge as the Carnival Sunrise and virtually a new ship, Here is the official Carnival Press Release and the details of the refit.............

Carnival Cruise Line today revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation.  The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, st…

Busy Cruise Ship Weekend in New York and New Jersey.

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This weekend saw an unusual amount of cruise ship activity over a 3 day period.

Here is the line up of ships this past weekend.

Friday
Royal Caribbean's - Adventure of the Seas - Sailing to New England and Canada.Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 - Transatlantic  Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Gem - Sailing to Florida and the Bahamas.Royal Caribbean's - Anthem of the Seas - Sailing to Bermuda.Oceania Cruises - Insignia - Sailing to Newport RI and Bermuda  Sunday
Both sailing to BermudaNorwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian Escape Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Summit. The fall season will see more ships arriving and leaving on a regular basis with the beginning of the New England - Canada starting early September. Check out the great array of fall cruises from New York and New Jersey at www.NYCruiseInfo.com

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