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17 Apr 2020

Crystal Endeavor Launch Delayed Due to COVID-19 Shipyard Closure

(Photo: MV Werften)

Genting's Crystal Expedition Cruises announced the launch of its new polar class luxury expedition ship Crystal Endeavor will be delayed due to the temporary closure of the MV Werften shipyards during the COVID-19 pandemic.The 164-meter, 20,000-gross-ton Crystal Endeavorc is currently berthed in MV Werften's Stralsund yard for final outfitting and was due to enter service in August before the shipbuilder in mid-March announced a four-week pause on operations at its locations in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund due to the coronavirus outbreak.

15 Jan 2018

Consider These Things to Make Your Next Family Vacation a Success

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Gone are the days of packing up and flying away on a whim: you have a family now, which means your vacations require a lot of planning. This isn’t a bad thing whatsoever; it just means that your trips will require more thought and preparation in order for them to be executed without a hitch. In order to make that process easier, we’ve gathered the following six tips to ensure your next family vacation is a success. Your forward thinking and proactive planning will pay off in dividends when everyone’s happy on your trip — there’s no better reward than that.

18 Jul 2015

Newport International Boat Show to Kick Off

Newport International Boat Show

Set for September 17-20th, 2015 on Newport Harbor is the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), which flaunts its destination and sailing history to attendees making their fall travel plans. NIBS is the kick-off to the boat show season and a prime time to experience fall in New England. It’s also one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country – hosting exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of sailboats, powerboats, marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters.

07 Jul 2015

Tunisia Reassures Yachters Following Terror Attack

Photo: Port Yasmine

A week after a terrorist attack in Tunisia, local superyacht businesses are reassuring yachters that security has been increased at Tunisian ports despite numerous cancellations. The attack saw a gunman with alleged links to Islamic State extremists open fire on a tourist beach near Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38, including at least 29 Britons, and injuring at least 39 others. Despite the upped security and the government’s involvement, The UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice to warn that further terrorist attacks in Tunisia are possible and are urging people to be vigilant.

18 Dec 2012

Ship Passengers Granted New Legal EU Rights

A new European Union regulation gives passengers travelling by water improved rights to assistance in cases of cancelled or delayed departures. Passengers travelling by water are set to enjoy improved rights to assistance in cases of cancelled or delayed departures as a new EU regulation on maritime passenger rights enters into force.. These passengers will now benefit from similar rights to those travelling by air and rail. The EU regulation, which will apply to most cruise and ferry services operating within the EU, also provides disabled persons or those with reduced mobility the same rights and accessibility assistance when travelling by water, as they have in other transport sectors.

28 Jan 2011

WSDOT: Three Mukilteo Terminal Closings in Spring

The Mukilteo ferry terminal will temporarily close for three extended weekends this spring for extensive preservation work. Riders of the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route should begin making alternate travel plans now. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the Mukilteo Terminal Friday through Sunday on March 18-20, March 25-27 and April 1-3. During the closures crews will work on the transfer span and apron that link the vessel and the dock, replacing mechanical and electrical systems that operate these movable components. “This work is vitally important to the safety of the Mukilteo terminal,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for WSF.

03 Jul 2006

M/V Columbia Experiences Generator Problem

The M/V Columbia experienced a malfunction in one of its four generators that resulted in a fire while it was transiting Seymour Narrows on Saturday causing the ship to lose power to one of its two engines. The Columbia was escorted to Duncan Bay by a tug and crews ran assessments of its operating systems before Transport Canada the mCanadian Transport Safety Board cleared the ship to proceed to Ketchikan. The ship left Duncan Bay under full power at about 8 a.m. Saturday and is expected to arrive in Ketchikan at about 11 a.m. on Sunday. Passengers were given the ‘all clear’ signal over the intercom within two minutes of an alarm sounding and were kept informed through periodic updates through the night, said AMHS General Manager John Falvey.

04 Jun 2001

Celebrity Cruises Cancels Northern European Sailing

Celebrity Cruises canceled a 14-night Northern European cruise on Galaxy today to repair a damaged portside propeller. The ship, which returned to port shortly after leaving Amsterdam Saturday, will not sail its June 2-15 scheduled cruise, but will enter drydock instead in Hamburg, Germany, to repair damages. Guests are being flown home and assisted with other travel plans. Galaxy is expected to resume sailing June 16.

04 Jun 2001

Celebrity Cruises Cancels Northern European Sailing

Celebrity Cruises canceled a 14-night Northern European cruise on Galaxy today to repair a damaged portside propeller. The ship, which returned to port shortly after leaving Amsterdam Saturday, will not sail its June 2-15 scheduled cruise, but will enter drydock instead in Hamburg, Germany, to repair damages. Guests are being flown home and assisted with other travel plans. Galaxy is expected to resume sailing June 16.

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