Carnival Paradise Still Laid Up At NNS

Tuesday, August 01, 2000
Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled the August 13, 2000, voyage of its cruise ship Paradise while repairs to the vessel's damaged starboard Azipod propulsion unit continue at Newport News Shipbuilding.

The ship is now expected to re-enter service on Aug. 20. The technical problem occurred shortly after the Paradise departed from the Port of Miami for a seven-day cruise on July 16. Carnival Corp., parent company of Carnival Cruise Lines, had previously announced an estimated $.03 per share reduction to third quarter earnings as a result of the incident and that estimate remains unchanged with the additional canceled voyage. Guests who were scheduled to sail on the Aug. 13 cruise will receive a full refund as well as a 50 percent discount on a future three to seven-day cruise. Travel agent commissions will be protected. "We are very disappointed and sincerely apologize for having to cancel an additional cruise and disrupt the vacation plans of all the folks who were scheduled for this voyage, as well as the previous ones," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president. "Unfortunately, repairs of this nature are very technical and, as work on the Paradise has proceeded, the complexity of the repairs has necessitated additional time in drydock," he added.

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Port of Houston Expecting Record Year

The Port of Houston Authority is expecting 2014 to close as a banner year for the port, with 34 million tons of cargo handled through November, Executive Director

Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise

Carnival Corporation & plc., the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced that Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line,

Fincantieri Wins Carnival Cruise Ship Order

Fincantieri SpA has been awarded an order by Carnival Corporation & plc for the construction of two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

Finance

Liquefaction Terminals to Draw Big Spending

Liquefaction terminals to dominate forecast LNG capital expenditure   Capital expenditure (Capex) on global liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities is expected

Oil is on the Rise

Oil prices rose in early trading on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and as consensus spread that Brent crude prices would

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How about an

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1156 sec (9 req/sec)