Carnival Cruise Line sets date for inaugural sailing of its largest-ever ship

Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship to date has a date for its first voyage.

The Mardi Gras will set sail on April 24, 2021, the cruise line announced Thursday. It had previously been scheduled to debut in February 2021.

The ship will be the first operating in the Americas to run on liquefied natural gas and it will include eye-popping amenities like a roller coaster, according to Carnival. The coaster, named BOLT, will be the first roller coaster at sea. It will encircle the upper decks and offer views from 187 feet above the water line.

The coaster, named BOLT, will be the first roller coaster at sea. It will encircle the upper decks and offer views from 187 feet above the water line.

The coaster, named BOLT, will be the first roller coaster at sea. It will encircle the upper decks and offer views from 187 feet above the water line.
(Carnival Cruise Line)

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The name is a homage to Carnival’s original ship, the TSS Mardi

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Second ship sets sail under cruise pilot programme, Singapore News & Top Stories

Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas yesterday became the second ship to start cruises to nowhere from Singapore, with stepped-up safety protocols to keep Covid-19 at bay.

It follows Genting Cruise Line’s World Dream, which launched Singapore’s first cruises to nowhere on Nov 6 amid the pandemic.

These round-trip cruises without ports of call are taking place under a pilot programme announced in October.

Royal Caribbean will have up to two cruises a week, departing on Mondays and Thursdays, with tickets starting at $374 per person for a three-night cruise.

The first voyage, a four-night cruise carrying more than 1,300 people, left yesterday at 9pm. Its second, a three-night cruise leaving at 9pm on Monday, will carry more than 1,700 passengers.

The Quantum of the Seas can serve up to 2,000 guests at full capacity during the pandemic, half of its usual of over 4,000 passengers.

“We want to

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Brenda Cochrane: Scottish reality TV star ‘cheats death’ in cruise ship accident

Scottish reality TV star, Brenda Cochrane, has said that she has spent two years suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after falling into a 35-foot chasm beneath the stage on a cruise ship.

Brenda, from Uddingston in Lanarkshire, shot to fame after winning TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1989 singing Frank Sinatra’s hit New York, New York.

Her first album went gold in 1990 and she spent the next thirty years touring the world with her music.

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Brenda fell after an accident on stage during rehearsals.

She was booked to perform on the Princess Regal cruise ship in 2017 when the incident happened.

While the vessel was docked at Copenhagen, she was rehearsing

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Milwaukee’s cruise ship port is taking a big step forward. A new lease guarantees Pearl Mist visits through 2030.

Milwaukee’s role as a Great Lakes cruise ship destination is taking a big step forward.



a small boat in a body of water with a city in the background: Pearl Mist, a Great Lakes cruise ship, is docked near Discovery World in Milwaukee.


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Pearl Mist, a Great Lakes cruise ship, is docked near Discovery World in Milwaukee.

A new agreement guarantees that the Port of Milwaukee will be a turnaround location for the Pearl Mist cruise ship from 2021 through 2030 — with an option for the cruise line to extend that service to 2040.

 The lease was approved Thursday by the city Board of Harbor Commissioners. It also needs Common Council approval.

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It provides priority docking rights at Pier Wisconsin, the downtown dock immediately east of Discovery World, to Guilford, Connecticut-based Pearl Seas Management (USA) LLC.

The lease guarantees the Pearl Mist will use the pier for turnaround operations at least five times annually.

That means

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Group calls for reforms in cruise ship industry

As towns continue to debate the merits of cruise tourism, Maine activists are joining a global group looking to reform the cruise ship industry.

The Global Cruise Activist Network launched in September. It was started by two women, one from Alaska and one, Ruth Woodbury Starr, from Maine, who manages a hotel in Rockland, according to its website.

At a virtual news conference on Wednesday, members of the group unveiled 13 broad principles they would like the industry to follow, including a commitment for cruise companies to refrain from interfering in local policy decisions, to stop contributing to climate change, to do a better job at protecting passengers from crime and to improve working conditions for employees.

David Weeda of Bucksport, who has recently started to support the group’s efforts, said as Bucksport reimagines its post-mill economy, plans have been floated for making it a stop on the cruise ship

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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is second ship to embark on cruises to nowhere from Singapore, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas on Thursday (Dec 3) became the second ship to start cruises to nowhere from Singapore, complete with stepped-up safety protocols to keep Covid-19 at bay.

It follows Genting Cruise Line’s World Dream, which launched Singapore’s first pandemic cruises to nowhere on Nov 6.

These round-trip cruises without ports of call are taking place under a pilot programme announced by the Singapore Tourism Board in October.

Royal Caribbean will have up to two sailings a week, departing on Mondays and Thursdays, with tickets starting at $374 per person for a three-night cruise.

The operator is offering three- and four-night Ocean Getaway cruises on the ship at a reduced 50 per cent capacity.

The first voyage, a four-night cruise carrying over 1,300 people, leaves on Thursday at 9pm. Its second, a three-night cruise leaving at 9pm on Monday, will carry over 1,700 passengers.

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Singer sues cruise ship owner after falling down stage hole during rehearsal

A singer who cheated death after plunging through the floor of a cruise ship has won damages from the boat’s owners.

Brenda Cochrane, 59, from Uddingston shot to fame after winning Opportunity Knocks in 1989 with the largest vote in its history.

Following her success she performed across the globe but disaster struck as she rehearsed for a show on the cruise ship, the Regal Princess, when it was docked in Copenhagen, Denmark.

She was standing singing near to a drum kit, which was to be raised up during the performance, when it suddenly fell sending her tumbling down a 5ft hole.

If she had fallen slightly inches further to the right of where she landed she would have plunged 35ft further.

Brenda was pulled to safety by stage hands and suffered a back injury, whiplash injuries to her neck and deep

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Scot injured after falling down 5ft hole on cruise ship wins compo claim

A Scots singer who fell through the floor of a cruise ship has won damages from the boat’s owners.

Brenda Cochrane, 59, was rehearsing for a guest appearance on the Regal Princess cruise ship as it was docked in Copenhagen.

She was standing singing near a drum kit, which was to be raised up during the performance, when it fell – sending her tumbling down a 5ft hole.

Brenda, from Uddingston in Lanarkshire, was pulled to safety by stage hands and suffered a back injury, whiplash and deep tissue trauma to her right leg.



a man sitting on the ground: Brenda Cochrane after she fell on a cruise in 2017


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Brenda Cochrane after she fell on a cruise in 2017

She said she has also suffered from post-traumatic stress since the incident in August 2017.

Investigations revealed the floor had likely opened after someone off-stage unknowingly pressed the controls for the drum kit platform.

It was found there were inadequate risk assessments in

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Cruise ship industry torpedoed | Commentary

Here’s a useful tip for any industrialist who finds himself crossways with a federal regulatory agency. Under no circumstances attempt to enlist the help of President Trump. Thinking the president has any control over federal agencies is dangerously naive.

If you don’t believe me, believe the cruise ship industry.

Axios reports, “Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, was overruled when he pushed to extend a ‘no-sail order’ on passenger cruises into next year.”

Axios terms this legitimate action on the part of elected officials the “undermining of Redfield.” The real question is how can one “undermine” the director of an agency with a monopoly on Flu Manchu tests who produced a faulty test for the virus during a worldwide pandemic?

How is it possible to besmirch the reputation of the man who brought us “15 Days to Flatten the Curve?” Not to mention the wear-a-mask Hokey

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Scottish reality TV star ‘cheats death’ in cruise ship accident

Scottish reality TV star, Brenda Cochrane, has said that she has spent two years suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after falling into a 35-foot chasm beneath the stage on a cruise ship.



a purple laptop on a stage


© Brenda fell after an accident on stage during rehearsals.


Brenda, from Uddingston in Lanarkshire, shot to fame after winning TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1989 singing Frank Sinatra’s hit New York, New York.

Her first album went gold in 1990 and she spent the next thirty years touring the world with her music.

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She was booked to perform on the Princess Regal cruise ship in 2017 when the incident happened.

While the vessel was docked at Copenhagen, she was rehearsing with the musicians when the special platform that moved the drums up and down from the stage plummeted,

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