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3 hours ago, ONECRUISER said:

Unless I'm mistaken looks like couple new Serenade Cruises loaded for 2021-2022 Season

 

Thought maybe they've come to reckon with the 2021 season down under.  Guess not.

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Voyager has a couple of bookings that may suggest a reposition to east coast Australia.

A Darwin booking on the 1st of June and apparently there’s a booking with Reef pilots with the agent a couple of days after.(I can’t verify that)
 

The cruise ban is upto March 17.

 

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1 hour ago, Chiliburn said:

Voyager has a couple of bookings that may suggest a reposition to east coast Australia.

A Darwin booking on the 1st of June and apparently there’s a booking with Reef pilots with the agent a couple of days after.(I can’t verify that)
 

The cruise ban is upto March 17.

 

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This  Voyager booking was for  the Los Angeles season that never got officially announced.

Voyager was going to dry dock in Singapore then sail Singapore to Los Angeles via Sydney.

The Voyager Brisbane port booking for 8 June 2021 disappeared about 6 weeks ago. 
Darwin isn’t updating cruise bookings. 

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1 hour ago, springaussie said:

This  Voyager booking was for  the Los Angeles season that never got officially announced.

Voyager was going to dry dock in Singapore then sail Singapore to Los Angeles via Sydney.

The Voyager Brisbane port booking for 8 June 2021 disappeared about 6 weeks ago. 
Darwin isn’t updating cruise bookings. 

Ok just wishful thinking, I thought Darwin had updated their schedule.

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On 10/1/2020 at 1:39 PM, MichellePerth said:

 I lifted and shifted to quantum in that same route in 4/22.  
 

im just curious why you folks chose radiance when you could have sailed on quantum at the same price.

Radiance is a great ship. It might not have all the bells and whistles but not everyone is looking for a floating theme park.

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On 10/7/2019 at 11:02 AM, jbethel11 said:

Carnival Mardi Gras (debuting in 2021) will use LNG fuel, as well. The refueling plant is supposedly in Savannah, Georgia. I guess the fueling barge will travel to Port Canaveral every time Carnival Mardi Gras will need to refuel.

A bit more detail here:

 

Port Canaveral is now fully ready for the arrival of Carnival Cruise Line’s new LNG-powered Mardi Gras cruise ship. The Florida cruise port marked a historic milestone with a new cutting-edge tug and bunker barge able to fuel LNG cruise ships.

North America’s First LNG Cruise Port

Innovation in the cruise industry continues to move forward during the suspension of operations as Port Canaveral is now ready with LNG. The new Q-LNG 4000 arrived at the port which is an articulated tug and barge (ATB) able to offer safe and reliable delivery of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

 

It has been nicknamed Q4K and the project has been in the making for four years. Finally, it has become a reality at the port can now offer a ship-to-ship transfer of the cleaner-burning LNG.

 

Capt. John Murray, Port CEO, stated: 

“This project has been four years from concept to reality and we are excited to welcome the Q-LNG 4000 to fuel the next generation of cruise ships.”

“We have been working closely with our cruise partners, all the federal and state regulatory agencies, and industry leaders to promote this industry initiative.”

 

 

The barge, constructed in cooperation with LNG fuel supplier Shell Trading Company and Q-LNG Transport, arrived at Port Canaveral recently for a sailing and berthing familiarization exercise.

 

 

The barge is 324-feet-long, and its attached tug is 128-feet-long. The U.S.-owned and operated vessel was constructed at VT Halter Marine Inc. shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and is crewed by U.S. mariners. It is the first Jones Act compliant ATB built in the U.S.

 

LNG will be loaded from a fuel distribution facility on Elba Island in Georgia. After each bunkering operation, the barge will have to return to make the trip back to the facility. Q4K has the capacity to fuel up to two cruise ships with a 7-day itinerary each.

Ready for New Carnival Cruise Ship

When the Q4K arrived at Port Canaveral recently and is actually conveniently docked at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 which was completed in June 2020. The terminal has been constructed for Carnival Cruise Line and the new LNG-class cruise ships.

 

Mardi Gras, Carnival’s first fully powered LNG cruise ship is currently in Barcelona, Spain but she will soon be heading across the Atlantic to the port. The huge 180,000 gross ton vessel will be fuel using the new barge, kicking off a new era of eco-friendly fueling for the port and North America.

 

Mardi Gras‘ inaugural voyage has already been delayed five times due to the global pandemic but she is currently scheduled to begin sailing from terminal 3 from June 5. She will begin with a 7-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary with calls to San Juan, Amber Cove, and Grand Turk.

 

https://www.cruisehive.com/port-canaveral-is-ready-for-carnivals-new-lng-cruise-ship/47479

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31 minutes ago, Ethanol95 said:

Seems like restart of cruises elsewhere in asia seems likely in the coming month. 

 

This does not imply anything to operations resumption. The sailings in China are always cancelled much later than in USA and Europe. RCI have mentioned for months about the plan of resuming Asia cruises (other than Singapore), but they are still waiting until now.

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Just now, Cruise Wonderland said:

 

This does not imply anything to operations resumption. The sailings in China are always cancelled much later than in USA and Europe.

Things can change quickly in Asia. Both Spectrum and Voyager are nearby for restart. Also states here, they are going/planning to restart end of April. 

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14 minutes ago, Ethanol95 said:

Things can change quickly in Asia. Both Spectrum and Voyager are nearby for restart. Also states here, they are going/planning to restart end of April. 

 

"China sailings on Spectrum and Voyager departing 4/29 through May and beyond are not affected" is not equal to "we really plan to restart". This statement appears every month and eventually the China sailings were also cancelled, but at a later date than the international sailings.

 

I agree that Spectrum and Voyager will restart earlier than other ships in America and Europe, but don't think it will be in May. Impossible to get everything prepared in just 7 weeks. And in my opinion Genting Dream (Dream Cruises), as an Asian cruise ship, will be the next to be approved to sail, before Royal Caribbean.

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6 minutes ago, Cruise Wonderland said:

 

"China sailings on Spectrum and Voyager departing 4/29 through May and beyond are not affected" is not equal to "we really plan to restart". This statement appears every month and eventually the China sailings were also cancelled, but at a later date than the international sailings.

 

I agree that Spectrum and Voyager will restart earlier than other ships in America and Europe, but don't think it will be in May. Impossible to get everything prepared in just 7 weeks. And in my opinion Genting Dream (Dream Cruises), as an Asian cruise ship, will be the next to be approved to sail, before Royal Caribbean.

Previous post has no mention about Voyager restarting. 

 

"At Royal Caribbean International, our guests and crew's safety and well-being are always our top priorities. After further consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet for all sailings through April 30th, 2021 – excluding sailings onboard Quantum of the Seas in Singapore and Spectrum of the Seas sailings departing April 2021 in China. Our plan is to resume further operation in May; however, the following circumstances have extended the suspension for the following ships and sailings:

 Quantum of the Seas Alaska sailings departing April 5 to October 14, 2021: In order to allow additional time for our preparation, Quantum of the Seas will remain in the Asia-Pacific region.

 Odyssey of the Seas May 9 to October 28, 2021 sailings departing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. Instead, Odyssey will begin her inaugural season out of a new homeport, Haifa, Israel from June to October 2021. These new sailings will be available for residents of Israel only."

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3 minutes ago, Ethanol95 said:

Previous post has no mention about Voyager restarting. 

 

"At Royal Caribbean International, our guests and crew's safety and well-being are always our top priorities. After further consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet for all sailings through April 30th, 2021 – excluding sailings onboard Quantum of the Seas in Singapore and Spectrum of the Seas sailings departing April 2021 in China. Our plan is to resume further operation in May; however, the following circumstances have extended the suspension for the following ships and sailings:

 Quantum of the Seas Alaska sailings departing April 5 to October 14, 2021: In order to allow additional time for our preparation, Quantum of the Seas will remain in the Asia-Pacific region.

 Odyssey of the Seas May 9 to October 28, 2021 sailings departing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. Instead, Odyssey will begin her inaugural season out of a new homeport, Haifa, Israel from June to October 2021. These new sailings will be available for residents of Israel only."

 

Because Voyager would be in Australia / on reposition back to Asia in April originally. Those sailings were already cancelled some time ago. In the statement RCI only listed the ships that do not have the same "cancelled sailing period", i.e. Quantum in Singapore (operate as usual) and Spectrum in China (did not announce the cancellation at the same time with other international ships).

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1 minute ago, Cruise Wonderland said:

 

Because Voyager would be in Australia / on reposition back to Asia in April originally. Those sailings were already cancelled some time ago. In the statement RCI only listed the ships that do not have the same "cancelled sailing period", i.e. Quantum in Singapore (operate as usual) and Spectrum in China (did not announce the cancellation at the same time with other international ships).

Ahh, makes sense. Guess Genting Dream has more luck then.

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OVATION appears on Hong Kong port schedule for many times in June / July / August 2021. It looks like there would be 2/3/4-night sailings.

 

But certainly it still depends on whether our government will allow cruise ships docking in our port in June.

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3 minutes ago, Cruise Wonderland said:

OVATION appears on Hong Kong port schedule for many times in June / July / August 2021. It looks like there would be 2/3/4-night sailings.

 

But certainly it still depends on whether our government will allow cruise ships docking in our port in June.

Also interesting that World Dream is there. Could very likely work, given low community cases. Royal must see it as being a 2nd Singapore right now. 

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2 minutes ago, Ethanol95 said:

Also interesting that World Dream is there.

Those are the old records which haven't been deleted.

Even though Dream Cruises will come, I believe they will use Genting Dream.

World Dream will continue to be based in your country. 😄

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