Carnival Ship Almost Hits Oasis of the Seas While She Crashes Into Another

A Carnival ship crashes into another Carnival ship and almost hit a Royal Caribbean ship at the port in Cozumel, Mexico. Carnival Glory, based in New Orleans, had left on Dec. 15 for its 7 day Caribbean sail and was scheduled to return on Dec. 22. The ship was attempting to dock when it hit a Carnival Legend ship this Friday morning, according to a statement from the cruise line.

“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship. We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel,” the statement added.

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While guests were evacuating the dining room on Decks 3 and 4 thankfully only six passengers sustained minor injuries. And while the ship sustained some damage, neither of the ship’s itineraries were impacted by the incident, the company said.

“Carnival Glory had an allision with Carnival Legend this morning in Cozumel. Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside,” the representative said.

“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship. We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel.

“There is one reported minor injury of a Carnival Glory guest that occurred when a group of guests were evacuated from the dining room on Decks 3 and 4,” the rep added.

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Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was near the collision and almost hit, but a spokesperson for the cruise line said that ship didn’t sustain any damage. Watch the videos below.

 

 

 

 

 

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The captain of the Carnival Glory confirmed an investigation into the cause of the accident, which the company currently believes was due to “spontaneous wind gusts and strong currents.”

“A formal investigation is underway to confirm the cause of the accident, which we believe was due to spontaneous wind gusts and strong currents. The ship has been inspected by the required authorities and there are no issues that impact our ability to sail safely back to New Orleans.”

Carnival Cruise Line confirmed the Platinum Restaurant dining area was damaged by the collision and guests planning to dine that evening were accommodated. The company also stated they will be extending a $100, per stateroom, onboard credit to your Sail & Sign account.

The ship left port in Cozumel on Friday evening at approximately 9 p.m. CST. which stayed docked in Cozumel longer than anticipated, Carnival says, to “complete some of our work.”

 


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Sources:

https://abcnews.go.com/International/carnival-cruise-assessing-damage-ships-collision/story?id=67851438

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/carnival-cruise-ships-collide-cozumel-mexico

 

World Largest Cruise Ship to Set Sail From China

The keel was lowered into place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard on October 10th officially starting the physical construction of the newest Oasis class ship, Wonder of the Seas. During what is known as the keel-laying ceremony, a 970-ton block, measuring 155 feet by 65 feet, was lifted onto the building dock with a 1,400-ton crane.

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Photo credit Bernard Biger –Chantiers de l’Atlantique
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Photo credit Bernard Biger –Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Royal Caribbean International has announce that the fifth Oasis class ship‘s homeport will not go to a port in Florida but will set sail from Shanghai, China instead.

The announcement was made by Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. This highly anticipated debut will be in 2021. The world’s largest cruise ship will introduce a new era of cruising as the first of the renowned Oasis Class to sail the Asia Pacific.

“Royal Caribbean is known for its innovation and constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and an Oasis Class ship in China is proof of that,” said Bayley. “Wonder of the Seas will redefine the ultimate vacation and be revolutionary in her own right, and she marks one of Royal Caribbean’s most exciting chapters to come.”

Wonder of the Seas will be part of the Oasis class of ships, the largest in the world, and will combine the iconic seven-neighborhood concept that her sister ships feature along with a bold lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology. RCI will announce more information on Wonder’s itineraries as well as new adventures soon.

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