Carnival Cruise Line completes crew repatriation efforts

Maritime Executive: Carnival Cruise Line is in the final stages of repatriating its crew members. More than 26,000 crew members have been sent home from the cruise line’s 26 ships. The process of returning crew home has included sending ships to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South Africa, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The final segment of Carnival’s crew repatriations efforts is currently taking place including efforts in the Caribbean and Latin America for thousands of crew members who are citizens of more than 25 different nations throughout the region.

Another classic Carnival cruise ship appears headed for the scrappers

The Points Guy: It looks like another classic Carnival Cruise Line ship is headed for the scrappers. The Long Beach, California-based Carnival Inspiration has filed a voyage plan for Izmir, Turkey, which is near a major ship scrapping operation that has become the final resting place for such notable vessels as Princess Cruises‘ Pacific Princess — the original “Love Boat.” On Saturday, ship tracking sites showed the 2,056-passenger Carnival Inspiration sailing eastward from the Caribbean island of Curacao on its way to Izmir.


Could these two Carnival Cruise ships be heading to the scrapyard?

Cruise Hive: Heavy equipment is being unloaded from two Fantasy class cruise ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line, possibly a hint that they could be about to leave the fleet. There have been some rumors over the past few days of two Carnival cruise ships that might become the first to leave the fleet. It seems that the Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration could be the first to go as work has already started on preparing the ships.

Palomba named to COO post at Carnival; Antorcha now president of Holland America

Cruise Industry News: Carnival Corporation today announced two executive moves as part of the company’s broader efforts to enhance operations and best prepare the organization for the eventual resumption of cruising, according to a press release. Neil Palomba, currently president of Costa, has been executive vice president and chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line.  During Palomba’s transition, the Costa Cruises leadership team will continue to report to Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia. Gus Antorcha, currently chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line, has been named president of Holland America Line, effective immediately.