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Jewel started to move back to Gibraltar last night, but then returned off the coast at Marbella, Spain now. Too far out to get a good photo. Seems the meeting with other ships will still be at Gibraltar. 

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4 hours ago, Biker19 said:

AIS shows Majesty on the way to Southampton.

Interesting that Freedoms booking in Southampton for the end of the month has now been removed, I don’t know wether they just aren’t sure when she will arrive yet or she isn’t coming anymore but it seems odd that she has just arrived at CocoCay for transfers 

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18 minutes ago, Jack McGowan said:

Interesting that Freedoms booking in Southampton for the end of the month has now been removed, I don’t know wether they just aren’t sure when she will arrive yet or she isn’t coming anymore but it seems odd that she has just arrived at CocoCay for transfers 

Freedom seems to be a couple days behind the original schedule.  I am seeing movements at Southampton only through the 20th of May now. Do you see beyond that somewhere? 

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6 minutes ago, MADflyer said:

Freedom seems to be a couple days behind the original schedule.  I am seeing movements at Southampton only through the 20th of May now. Do you see beyond that somewhere? 

http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/Live_Information/Shipping_Movements_and_Cruise_Ship_Schedule/Cruise_Ship_Schedule/

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Sailings have been modified some from original plans:

 

Vision, Empress and Freedom still off Florida. No sign of Harmony going to Barbados (might be due to the lack of flights to Manila). Rhapsody stopped by Cancun and is on the way to Costa Rica. Adventure is docked off Romana in the Dominican Republic. Anthem seems to be a few days behind schedule. 

 

Vision of the Seas plan is to depart from Port Miami on May 15, and sail to St. Kitts, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad, St Vincent and the Grenadines where the ship will end her repatriation voyage on June 7.

 

 Rhapsody of the Seas plan is to depart from Port Miami on May 13, and sail to Cartagena, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize where the ship will end her repatriation voyage on May 23.

 

Adventure of the Seas will depart from the Bahamas on May 9, and set sail to Haiti and Dominican Republic, ending her repatriation voyage in Jamaica on May 23.

 

 

Harmony of the Seas will sail to Barbados, where Royal Caribbean have asked to operate charter flights to Manila every three days, starting May 11

 

Indian crew will be transferred aboard Anthem of the Seas

The ship will depart on May 9, and set sail to Goa, where is expected to arrive on June 3. The Indian government has country shut down, except for ship repatriation of the Indian nationals.

 

Indonesian crew will be transferred to Explorer and Enchantment

Explorer of the Seas will set sail to Barbados from where charter flights will be organized for the Indonesian crew from May 9 to May 12.

 

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Current Southampton schedule indicates Majesty with a 3 day delay arriving on June 1 and Empress with a 7 day delay arriving on the 5th of June. 

 

Navigator did appear to take the Romanians and Ukrainians to Miami for their charter flights. 

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47 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

I wonder how RCI looks upon ship board protests? I assume some of those folks may never work on a cruise ship again.

 

Not sure if the ones protesting will ever want to work on a cruise ship either.

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RCL memo leaked. Shows the May 7th memo to crew in detail plan, detailing by Nationality, transport type, ship of origin, ship being used for repatriation and specific numbers of each crew nationality. 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-leaked-memo-from-royal-caribbean-breaks-down-the-cruise-lines-ongoing-push-to-send-over-24000-of-stranded-crew-members-home/ar-BB145GRq

 

pdf file in article. 

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5 hours ago, MADflyer said:

RCL memo leaked

Looks like in addition to Anthem, Indy will also sail all the way to India - it also shows Ovation sailing to India to drop off crew starting today but she's still in Manila Bay I think some of those details have changed since that was drafted. 

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4 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

Looks like in addition to Anthem, Indy will also sail all the way to India - it also shows Ovation sailing to India to drop off crew starting today but she's still in Manila Bay I think some of those details have changed since that was drafted. 

 

Some of the ships were Celebrity vessels. 

 

It really shows the logistics involved and why changes must be necessary. It was interesting to see the crew numbers. I did not realize they had added so many crew from African nations. It was interesting their were so few Finnish and Scandinavians remaining. 

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8 hours ago, MADflyer said:

Some of the ships were Celebrity vessels. 

Just realized that the IN ship code is for X Infinity not Indy - she's about a week ahead of Anthem. I assume NE is for Empress and she not scheduled to leave for her TA till Tuesday, while Freedom is supposed to leave today.

 

Some of those charter flight numbers from Bridgetown seem to indicate more than one plane (like 561 staff on 6/13).

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2 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Just realized that the IN ship code is for X Infinity not Indy - she's about a week ahead of Anthem. I assume NE is for Empress and she not scheduled to leave for her TA till Tuesday, while Freedom is supposed to leave today.

 

Some of those charter flight numbers from Bridgetown seem to indicate more than one plane (like 561 staff on 6/13).

 

Wamos has been using their 747-400s for these flights.   One of them does have 12 first class on upper deck and a whole 517 seats in economy. They own 5 747s and 7 airbus 330s. They had four repatriation flights in the air the other day, but I think only 2 747s were for Royal Caribbean. 

 

NE is from the original Nordic Empress days from the 90s. At least she was never the "Future Seas" as first intended for Admiral Cruise Line. 

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Lots of ships gathering around Coco Cay - not sure that's any different than previous days, but maybe Majesty (with its protesting crew) and Empress/Freedom can start their TAs. 

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4 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Jewel and Pullmantur Sovereign are together at the dock in Gibraltar - maybe RCI is helping their crew too?

 

Transfer of crew and movement to a charter flight for some crew.  One Royal Caribbean owned Wamos Airbus 330 moving toward unknown destination in Asia for a repatriation flight now. Unsure if it is for RCL. 

 

It looks like Celebrity Infinity had to call on Ponta Delgada for most likely a medical stop and appears to meet the new Celebrity Apex at St Nazaire after Gibraltar on Wednesday. 

 

 

Submitted by DVTSM on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 09:05

Technical Calls – Cruise Liners ‘Jewel of the Seas’ and ‘Sovereign’

The Cruise Liners ‘Jewel of the Seas’ and ‘Sovereign’ are planning to carry out technical calls at Gibraltar early in the morning of the 18th May 2020.
In line with HM Government of Gibraltar’s decision to suspend cruise liner visits to Gibraltar during the current COVID crisis, it must be pointed out that these are not cruise calls, the vessels do not have any passengers on board, and they will be berthing exclusively to take on bunkers, stores, discharge garbage, and crew disembarkation for transfer directly to the airport to board charter flights that have been pre-arranged by the ship’s company. No attendance on board the vessels from shore based staff will be permitted during their short stay in Gibraltar.
Both vessels will be berthed by 0500hrs on Monday 18th May in order to carry out the transfer of crew directly to the airport. Vessels will depart the berth soon after the flights have departed Gibraltar.

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4 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Lots of ships gathering around Coco Cay - not sure that's any different than previous days, but maybe Majesty (with its protesting crew) and Empress/Freedom can start their TAs. 

Southampton still showing Majesty in on the 1st of June and Empress on the 5th of June at this moment. Freedom and Jewel are not showing at Southampton yet. 

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5 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Lots of ships gathering around Coco Cay - not sure that's any different than previous days, but maybe Majesty (with its protesting crew) and Empress/Freedom can start their TAs. 

So apparently Freedom will now be collecting crew and heading to Barbados (from a European crew member onboard symphony), it doesn’t look like she’s doing a transatlantic anymore. Majesty might be transferring to freedom aswell but could still be making the transatlantic for some reason

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21 minutes ago, Jack McGowan said:

So apparently Freedom will now be collecting crew and heading to Barbados

The initial announcement said Harmony would be doing all that - is she no longer in the plan?

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Enchantment is now sailing to Barbados. Not sure if they were not able to take the crew to Miami for charters on the 15th or if she has the Indonesians onboard for charters in Barbados. 

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