Busy Weekend of Cruise Ship News – Sept. 7 through Sept. 10

There’s never a dull day when following incidents, accident and other news related to the worldwide cruise ship industry. Here are just a few stories that were reported across the Internet from Sept. 7 through Sept. 10.

Cruise Ship Passengers Paid for Bermuda, But Got Halifax

CTVNews in Canada reports, “vacationers who packed bathing suits for Bermuda instead bundled in sweaters as their cruise ship docked in Halifax on Sunday morning, their travel plans derailed by a burgeoning hurricane.

Norwegian Dawn, which has a guest capacity of 2,300, was originally supposed to spend seven days on a round trip from Boston to Bermuda, but it swept into Halifax on Sunday morning instead on its first stop in the Maritimes — an itinerary change thanks to hurricane Florence.”

Man Found Dead After Falling Overboard from Cruise Ship

WPRI.com reports in a video that a Massachusetts man went overboard from the Provincetown Ferry II, a party boat which generally sails in the Boston Harbor. The boat had been rented out for an end of summer party. Apparently the man was ‘horsing around’ before the accident occurred.

German Pop Singer Missing at Sea After Falling From Cruise Ship

According to an Associated Press story carried on FoxNews.com, “a cruise line says German pop singer Daniel Kueblboeck is missing at sea after going overboard from one of its ships off the coast of Canada. Aida Cruises told The Associated Press in an email that Kueblboeck went overboard from the cruise ship AIDAluna early Sunday. Aida says the ship was stopped and returned to the spot off the coast of Newfoundland where the 33-year-old was believed to have entered the water.”

Cruise Ship Bound for NYC Cleared to Continue Voyage After Breakdown

From WCVB.com in Boston, “the United States Coast Guard has cleared a cruise ship to continue its voyage Saturday, one day after the vessel experienced a loss of power in Buzzards Bay. Sky 5 showed the large ship named the “Star Pride” stuck Friday approximately 3 miles from Horseneck Beach in Westport. The Coast Guard said there were approximately 350 people on board the 440 foot luxury cruise ship. According to Windstar Cruises, the vessel experienced a loss of cooling water for the engine systems causing an automatic shutdown of the propulsion and auxiliary engines while navigating Buzzards Bay Friday afternoon.”

Hurricane Florence Scatters East Coast Bound Cruise Ships

A USAToday.com story says, “a growing Hurricane Florence is forcing cruise ships based up and down the East Coast to alter itineraries. More than 4,000 vacationers on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape today find themselves on the way to the Bahamas instead of Bermuda as the vessel steers clear of the storm. Also rerouting to the Bahamas this week instead of Bermuda are two Baltimore-based ships: Royal Caribbean’s 2,446-passenger Grandeur of the Seas and Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride. The vessels departed Baltimore on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.”