Challenging Day at Major Homeport for Cruise Ship Passengers

Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world, had an unprecedented busy day on Monday, November 28, 2022. Difficulties arose not only from the four cruise ships already scheduled at the port, but also due to Wonder of the Seas arriving a day later than anticipated after a medical evacuation.

Five Ships in Port

Four cruise ships from four different cruise lines were originally scheduled to be at Port Canaveral today: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish, Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas, and Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty.

These are some of the largest cruise ships, with double occupancy passenger capacities of 3,963, 5,555, 3,634, and 2,974, respectively. Added together and accounting for both embarking and debarking guests, this means a total of more than 32,000 people moving in and out of the port in just a few

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Cruise Ship Misses Port of Call Due to Outbreak

The Cunard cruise ship Queen Elizabeth has missed a scheduled visit to Bali due to a COVID-19 outbreak onboard.

In accordance with local restrictions and after discussion with local authorities, the vessel has bypassed the port of call and is continuing on to Fremantle in Western Australia for debarkation.

Onboard Outbreak Causes Port Diversion

While the Vista-class ship departed Sydney on schedule on November 7 for her 17-night, one-way cruise, rising cases in Australia and the presence of cases onboard have now diverted the ship and canceled the call in Bali that had been scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022.

“Unfortunately, due to the ongoing rise in community transmission across Australia and this being reflected on various cruise lines, we’re unable to visit Indonesia at this time,” a Cunard spokesperson said.

“That has followed ongoing conversations with the respective authorities in Bali, and we understand and respect the current circumstances

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World Largest Cruise Ship Makes Maiden Call to St. Kitts

St Kitts and Nevis are preparing for one of the busiest cruise seasons to date, including various ships making their inaugural calls to Port Zante in Basseterre. 

One of the most exciting calls happened this week when the world’s largest cruise ship made its inaugural call on November 24. Local officials boarded the vessel to perform the traditional plaque exchange between the ship and island authorities.

St. Kitts has developed itself to become one of the most popular Caribbean cruise destinations, offering visitors everything they want from a Caribbean Island. 

Wonder of the Seas in St. Kitts for the First Time

Wonder of the Seas captain Henrick Loy was welcomed with open arms in Basseterre, St Kitts, this week as he piloted the world’s biggest cruise ship into Port Zante on November 24. The call is the first time the biggest cruise ship in the world arrived in St Kitts,

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