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  1. The company being taken into bankruptcy in Spain is the travel agency that sells the cruises on the Pullmantur Cruise Ships, Pullmantur SA. This agency was owned by Pullmantur Holding together with RCL. The ownership information for each ship is shown on the ship register website at Det Norske Veritas. I am no expert in this area but it is interesting to note how each ship is registered. Quantum is owned by "Quantum of the Seas Inc" and Sovereign is owned by Pullmantur Cruises Sovereign Ltd. and not by the now bankrupt Pullmantur SA nor directly by Pullmantur Holdings. Interestingly, Grandeur is owned by RCL directly at the moment and the planned move to Pullmantur would be cancelled. The information for Sovereign is as follows currently: Owner: Pullmantur Cruises Sovereign Ltd. (10048659) (IMO number: 5432759) Manager: Pullmantur Cruises Ship Management Ltd. (10130203) (IMO number: 5304986) ISM/DOC holder: Celebrity Cruises, Inc. (145279) (IMO number: 2071600) https://vesselregister.dnvgl.com/VesselRegister/vesseldetails.html?vesselid=G107405
  2. Local media discussed the disappointment with the Allure of the Seas project at Navantia due to the fact that in the end the work only required around 400 workers a day as the length of the project had been extended in dry dock. They re-emphasized how the work was restricted only to the maritime maintenance and propulsion issues and nothing else. Interestingly they discuss that although the contract for the Carnival Victory has not been cancelled they have not done any work on the ship. There is suspicion the ship could be one of the 6 ships mentioned by Carnival as leaving their fleet. There was no mention of the Celebrity Constellation that was due into the Navantia yards when the Carnival ship was completed. Navantia delayed a meeting with all personnel concerning the future of the shipyard's cruise ship contracts until Wednesday, allowing the Allure of the Seas project to be completed with her departure today, and stated that while none had been cancelled they expect there will be severe impact on the shipyard in the near future. https://www.diariodecadiz.es/noticias-provincia-cadiz/Navantia-Allure-crucero-reparado-Cadiz_0_1478252462.html
  3. Royal Caribbean's airline Wamos is flying in to Barbados now from Madrid. Flights from Barbados have been flying with some frequency from Barbados to Doha on Qatar Airways.
  4. Fred Olsen should be safe. They just announced their 'Four Ladies in Lisbon' cruises yesterday, where all their ships will meet up in Lisbon in 2021. They are a 5th Generation family company with a very strong following. I have sailed on all the Royal Viking ships and the former Royal Viking Sky is the only ship I have sailed on under 4 different cruise lines. She was fully renovated again in 2018 and was in great shape the last time I was onboard. She followed us out from Lisbon when I was on a Liberty of the Seas' transatlantic some years ago and it was amazing how tiny she looked from that vantage point. The ship where CMV had the major incident with crew was supposed to leave service I believe. Without having much knowledge of the situation, I am glad a government stepped in to see that these crew members get repatriated to India.
  5. Both Anthem and Celebrity Infinity are finally in port in Mumbai today. Another Philippine Airlines flight is headed toward Bridgetown, Barbados from LAX now. Both Majesty and Empress are back in Southampton today. Looks like they are scheduled in to Southampton every 5 or 6 days in June.
  6. With the flight patterns that Wamos flights have been taking there could be some re-crewing of the ships going on with the repatriation. of crew. A Wamos flight that has departed today from Mumbai for Madrid. This aircraft flew Shanghai to Madrid and then on to Bridgetown and then to Mumbai via Madrid and is returning to Madrid now. The flight to Miami yesterday appears unrelated as they flew on to Lima Peru today. An Air Europa flight out of Madrid to Bridgetown today is possible working with Disney on repatriation.
  7. Wamos flight from Madrid arriving at MIAmi in a few hours. Unsure if any relationship to Brilliance that has been in port in Miami for a couple of days.
  8. I am not sure if the new Spanish decree for the New Normal would have anything to do with the timing of Pullmantur's decision. With the "New Normal" decreed by the Spanish government and approved when the Ciudadanos center-right party joined the coalition, insight was given what would be required of transportation companies after the state of emergency is lifted at the end of the month. The decree will be permanent until such time that the government considers the pandemic over. Masks will be obligatory in all indoor public spaces including workplaces, restaurants, hotels and airlines and other transport companies. Fines as much as 100 euros have been introduced. Outdoor mask usage and fines will be handled by the local regional governments around Spain. Transportation companies must keep records of where passengers were seated (dined - lounges) or moved for 30 days. This will allow for proper contact tracing should a confirmed virus case be found. It would be required for all transportation within or originating or arriving in Spain to allow for contact tracing. https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-06-09/spanish-cabinet-approves-decree-for-new-normality-after-coronavirus-state-of-alarm-ends.html
  9. If the phases are strictly adhered to, it would seem that cruise ships would be in phase 4 for NOLA. https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/safe-reopening/
  10. Here is the article with cruise ship quote. https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_315022c0-aa8c-11ea-bf41-1fa12505cf45.html
  11. Liberty of the Seas has been booked at Gran Cayman on either 7 or 14 night intervals through April of 2022 for the sailings out of Galveston. The Allure sailings that have been cancelled did not include Gran Cayman due to the delay of the dock at Gran Cayman. Liberty will be able to continue to call on popular Gran Cayman out of Galveston.
  12. Ovation of the Seas departed Mumbai and is heading for Singapore now with a 18 June arrival scheduled.
  13. Majesty docked at Dover today. She is scheduled back into Southampton on the 15th for 2 nights. Empress scheduled for Southampton for the 12th and again the 15th. Jewel on a slow journey to Gibraltar arriving on the 18th. Ovation has arrived to Mumbai. Anthem is just over 2 days out from Mumbai with Celebrity Infinity just a day behind.
  14. Another Philippine Airline 777 heading for Barbados from LAX now. It appears that Jewel and Empress will be in Southampton together tomorrow, with Empress staying a couple of days and Jewel departing at 22:00.
  15. Wamos flight returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina via Montevideo, Uruguay back to Barbados and then on to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and now returning to Barbados. Another Wamos flight has departed for London for the 2nd time this week.
  16. Wamos A330 arriving at Madrid soon from Barbados. The aircraft had an odd pattern the last few days flying to Bogata, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico and then to Cancun, Mexico, each time returning to Barbados before the flight headed back to Madrid. It seems they are about 2 weeks behind schedule for the South American and Mexican repatriations. Jewel is in anchorage now and likely soon joined by Majesty outside of Southampton.
  17. Wamos flew from Barbados to Bogata, Colombia and then on to Santiago, Chile yesterday with a return to Barbados. The aircraft is now landing at Mexico City from Barbados. Another Wamos A330 flight from Barbados is showing an unknown destination over Brazil and appears to be heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  18. Philippine Airline flight from Bridgetown to Vancouver and now continuing on to Manila. Rhapsody and Freedom in port at Bridgetown today.
  19. Phillipine Airline 777 on way to BGI Bridgetown now from LAX. Harmony and a Seabourne ship are in port now.
  20. The Wamos flight did a turn- around and returned to MADrid from Shanghai yesterday.
  21. Wamos 747 leaving Bridgetown now for LHR London Heathrow. 2 additional Wamos aircraft sent to Bridgetown from Madrid.
  22. Wamos Airbus 330 lifting from Bridgetown to Podgorica, Macedonia soon.
  23. These ships are carrying European, Canadian and American and International crew that have transferred to them from other ships. They will be transferred directly to flights home. They have all been at sea for 3 months and Covid-19 quarantines have fully taken place. The ships that had Covid-19 cases were not used for the UK repatriation. Around 200 onboard are UK Citizens.
  24. Did Spectrum already repatriate the Chinese that was scheduled for May 11th previously? The Chinese might just be making it home now. I wonder if they are using the charter flight to send some others hope that they could not repatriate through the Manila or other calls. An Evelop Airlines Airbus 350 that holds 432 passengers also left Manila for a return to a currently unknown European destination. Royal Caribbean does operate schools in both the Philippines and China to train future crew members, but I have no idea if they are working to get crew back on these ships.
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