Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Grandeur of the Seas - late arrival

Most cruise ships arrive in Halifax early in the morning (and often in the dark) to give passengers a full day in port. The arrival of Grandeur of the Seas at noon today was an opportunity to see a ship arriving in daylight.Granted there was not much daylight - it was overcast with periods of drizzle.

On the ship's last trip out of Baltimore, it was in Port Canaveral, FL when Hurricane Florence crossed its proposed route to Bermuda. Instead the ship sailed to the Bahamas and then put around and east of Florence, arriving back in Baltimore arriving on September 15 instead of September 15. That likely accounts for its later arrival today. The ship will spend the night in port and sail early tomorrow morning.

The ship was built by Kvaerner Masa Helsinki in 1997, and has a capacity of 2446 passengers and 760 crew, with a gross tonnage of 73,817. It had a major refit in 2012, and again in 2013 after a fire.

This was the ship's second two day extension to a cruise this year. In January a port side steering issue en route Nassau to Baltimore caused the ship to divert to Port Canaveral for two days of repairs.


No comments:

Post a Comment