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Costa Concordia Upright After Parbuckling

At roughly 04:00 local time this morning, the Costa Concordia was declared upright after reaching her rotation of 65 degrees. In all the parbuckling operation took 19-hours to complete and now the vessel is once again upright you can clearly

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

Costa Concordia Salvage To Go Ahead On Monday

Salvage workers and local authorities in Giglio have confirmed that good weather forecast for Monday will allow the 10-12 hour operation of re-floating (parbuckling) the Costa Concordia to go ahead from just after 6am local time. With final preparations complete

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News

P&O Cruises Oriana Suffers Technical Issue

Yesterday evening I was made aware by a blog reader that there had been a small incident onboard P&O Cruises Oriana. The CruiseMiss reader mentioned her mother and daughter were currently onboard the ship and they were reporting a small

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Posted in Cruise News, P&O Cruises

Celebrity Millennium Four Cruises Cancelled

Celebrity Millennium has been plagued by propulsion problems recently and Celebrity Cruises announced late Tuesday that the ship will be taken out of service for repairs. Celebrity Cruises said the Aug 23 and 30 plus Sept 6 and Sept 13

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Posted in Celebrity Cruises, Cruise News

If You Fall Overboard Scream For Help – No Kidding!

For every great cruise article out there a bad one lurks in the depths to creep up annoy it. I found one such piece today that’s aim is to give “advice” on what to do should you fall overboard. I

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Posted in General Cruise Articles

Lloyd Werft To Refit P&O Cruises Arcadia

P&O Cruises, Arcadia, is scheduled to enter dry-dock on November 26th and will remain there until December 12th for refurbishment works. The 82,505 GT Arcadia, will dock in Bremerhaven at Lloyd Werft’s Kaiserdock II. During her stay will be transformed with

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Posted in Cruise News, P&O Cruises

Costa Concordia Captain Trial Resumes

Francesco Schettino, Captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia has made a last ditch attempt at a plea bargain as he appeared in court yesterday for the start of his trial. Schettino faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Cruise News

Exploring And A Change Of Itinerary

At present we are sailing through the Mediterranean Sea en route to our last port of call. There were a few white horses out there last night, nothing too drastic but enough gentle movement to remind you that you are

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Posted in P&O Cruises

Grandeur Of The Seas Arrives In Freeport After Fire On Board

Grandeur of the Seas arrived in Freeport, The Bahamas this morning at approximately 10:15 a.m. ET.  Grandeur of the Seas was en route to CocoCay, The Bahamas, when the ship experienced a fire in the mooring area in the aft

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Posted in Cruise News, Royal Caribbean International

Costa Concordia Captain To Stand Trial

  Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia is finally facing trial. An Italian judge has ordered that Francesco Schettino, 52, face charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. The trial is due to begin on July 9th in

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Posted in Costa Concordia, Costa Crociere, Cruise News
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