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1 minute ago, fstuff1 said:

 

then wouldnt drifting in the Agean Sea (or any place) be dangerous?

and why not anchor in place in the Agean Sea?

 

I am not a mariner but my understanding is that the ship's bridge will still be fully manned and watchful of all that is going on around them. The only difference will be that they are not "underway" ie they are not wasting fuel by steaming all over the Agean Sea - their engine(s) will merely be ticking over.

Perhaps a mariner out there could correct me if I am wrong.

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Infinity’s ultimate destination is Goa, India if they  are not already enroute. 

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Constellation is also showing as Not Under Command - Which either means they are having technical issues as it related to navigation or it might suggest that they have shut down their engines except for essential power  hence the reason they are drifting

 

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Here's a shot taken by a crew member picked up from Instagram showing from port to starboard - Silhouette, Summit and Equinox at sunset off the Bahamas.

 

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EnthDegree thanks for your updates. I love them!

Also following Captain Kate.

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On 4/25/2020 at 8:00 AM, EnthDegree said:

Hi again

Picked up some more information on where all our ships are and when and where they might start their seasons!

[info courtesy of Cruise Industry News]

Ship                                     where it is now                     potential start date and place

APEX                               Saint-Nazaire                    13 June Civitavecchia

CONSTELLATION          Agean Sea                         12 June Civitavecchia

ECLIPSE                          San Diego                           5 July Vancouver

EDGE                               Coco Bay                            15 June Civitavecchia

EQUINOX                        heading for Coco Bay      14 June Ft Lauderdale

FLORA                             Galapagos Islands           14 June Galapagos

INFINITY                         Coco Bay                            13 June Venice

MILLENIUM                    San Diego                           3 July Vancouver

REFLECTION                  Coco Bay                            6 July Dublin*

SILHOUETTE                  Coco Bay                            13 June Southampton

SOLSTICE                       Java Sea>Singapore         3 July Seattle

SUMMIT                          heading for Coco Bay       16 June Cape Liberty

XPEDITION                     Galapagos Islands             4 July Galapagos*

XPLORATION                                                               11 July Galapagos*

                                * Cruise News Estimate

 

To all - Keep Safe - Keep 2 metres apart - Keep the faith and we will cruise again

 

I see infinity just sailed destination UK!!

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48 minutes ago, york survey said:

I see infinity just sailed destination UK!!

 

Thank you for the update.

There was word of European RCCL crew members being taken home aboard an RCCL vessel. Looks like Infinity is the chosen one.

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Posted (edited)

EnthDegree Has done a great job hunting out our ships. Hope you don't mind but I've made a couple of updates which I've noted in BLUE

 

Stuart

 

Ship                                     where it is now                     potential start date and place

 

APEX                               Saint-Nazaire                    13 June Civitavecchia

CONSTELLATION          Agean Sea                         12 June Civitavecchia

ECLIPSE                          San Diego>Puerto Vallarta                           5 July Vancouver

EDGE                               Coco Bay                            15 June Civitavecchia

EQUINOX                        heading for Coco Bay      14 June Ft Lauderdale

FLORA                             Galapagos Islands           14 June Galapagos

INFINITY                         Coco Bay>UK                           13 June Venice

MILLENIUM                    San Diego>Puerto Vallarta                          3 July Vancouver

REFLECTION                  Coco Bay                            6 July Dublin*

SILHOUETTE                  Coco Bay                            13 June Southampton

SOLSTICE                       Manila                                  3 July Seattle

SUMMIT                         Coco Bay       16 June Cape Liberty

XPEDITION                     Galapagos Islands             4 July Galapagos*

XPLORATION                                                               11 July Galapagos*

                                * Cruise News Estimate

 

To all - Keep Safe - Keep 2 metres apart - Keep the faith and we will cruise again

Edited by york survey
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On 4/22/2020 at 4:57 PM, fstuff1 said:

link?

If you want to see the photos, and have twitter, his twitter name is @JamesVanFleet, he is the Chief Meteorologist for Royal Caribbean.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, EnthDegree said:

 

Thank you for the update.

There was word of European RCCL crew members being taken home aboard an RCCL vessel. Looks like Infinity is the chosen one.

The Regal Princess dropped of ~70 crew members in Southampton last week.

 

 

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Cruise mapper is now showing Infinity’s destination as GIB (UK) - which I assume means Gibraltar, and this seems to be confirmed by the trajectory.

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2 hours ago, barbette165 said:

Cruise mapper is now showing Infinity’s destination as GIB (UK) - which I assume means Gibraltar, and this seems to be confirmed by the trajectory.

 

When Silhouette returned from Cadiz after its January dry dock, it stopped in Gibraltar before its transatlantic crossing for bunkering to refuel.  I heard fuel is cheaper there.  Perhaps Infinity will do the same after its TA.

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Two RCI ships also heading for Gibraltar, Allure of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas, I know Allure requires urgent azipod work.

 

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Tips for locating ships:

Go to marinetraffic

To browse around, on the left menu, click Ship Type and uncheck everything except passenger vessels.  Then you can move the map around and see the floatilla off the bahamas (the place is littered with cruise ships which seem to be in clumps by company)

 

To find a specific ship, the search box in the upper right is the logical way. Just type "Infinity" instead of Celebrity Infinity and you'll get a list of matches, one of them being the X. 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, D C said:

Tips for locating ships:

Go to marinetraffic

To browse around, on the left menu, click Ship Type and uncheck everything except passenger vessels.  Then you can move the map around and see the floatilla off the bahamas (the place is littered with cruise ships which seem to be in clumps by company)

 

To find a specific ship, the search box in the upper right is the logical way. Just type "Infinity" instead of Celebrity Infinity and you'll get a list of matches, one of them being the X. 

 

 

 

If you are using the free version, position can be many hours or even days old if far from land as no access to satellite information. I find cruise mapper better for seeing actual position in those circumstances. https://www.cruisemapper.com/  You can also easily search by cruise line.

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On 5/10/2020 at 11:52 AM, Jeremiah1212 said:

Infinity’s ultimate destination is Goa, India if they  are not already enroute. 

Goa? Is that where ship goes before Alang? (aka MSC Melody)

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On 5/10/2020 at 11:52 AM, Jeremiah1212 said:

Infinity’s ultimate destination is Goa, India if they  are not already enroute. 


Not sure what you mean.  Infinity’s published schedule does go anywhere near there.  Are you suggesting something different?

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26 minutes ago, colliercruiser said:


Not sure what you mean.  Infinity’s published schedule does go anywhere near there.  Are you suggesting something different?

 

I haven't followed this very closely, but last week's reports indicated Infinity would reach Goa by early/mid June with Indian crew aboard:

 

Rhapsody of the Seas will 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.

 

Filipino crew will be transferred to Celebrity Equinox.

 

After completing the transfer Equinox will sail to Barbados, from where Celebrity Cruises have asked to operate charter flights to Manila every three days, starting May 11.

Indian crew will be transferred to Celebrity Infinity and will set sail to Goa within the next two weeks. The ship is scheduled to reach its final destination in early June.

Indonesian crew members will be transferred to Explorer of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas. 

After completing the transfer Explorer will set sail to Barbados, where company has requested permission to fly charter flights on May 9-12. Enchantment of the Seas will sail to Miami for the charter flight on May 15. All charters would stop in Jakarta and Denpasar.

 

Celebrity Millenium and Eclipse located on the US West Coast, Celebrity Cruises are looking into moving both ships to Puerto Vallarta in the next week to 10 days. From Puerto Vallarta, the company plans to arrange one charter flight to the Philippines and one charter flight to Barbados for the Caribbean, Central and South American crew, as well as flights based availability for European, Canadian and International crew.

US crew on Celebrity ships sailing close to US ports will be repatriated with private transportation beginning May 6. US crew from Asia will be repatriated home from the Philipines as soon as Manila airport reopens. US crew on the ships located in the Mediterranean will be flown by May 20.

 

Other International Crew:

 

Celebrity cruises crew members from Ukraine and Romania will be transferred to the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas which will arrive in Miami and charter flights will be organized for May 16.

 

European, Canadian, and all other nationalities on Celebrity vessels will be transferred to three Royal Caribbean ships Freedom, Empress and Majesty. All three ships will cross the Atlantic Ocean and sail to Southampton where charter flights will be organized for crew repatriation.
  • Empress and Majesty will depart Port Miami on May 15, and arrive in Southampton on May 28.
  • Freedom of the Seas will depart Port Miami on May 15, and arrive in Southampton on May 24.

For the crew onboard Celebrity Constellation, the company estimates that the ship will be in Athens on May 7, from there two different charets will be organized, one to London for European and International crew, and one for repatriation of the Indonesian crew.

 

For the crew still onboard Celebrity Apex the company is planning a charter from St. Nazaire to Barbados within the week for repatriation of the Caribbean, Central and Soth American crew. European, Canadian, and International crew will be sent back home on flights based on availability. The company is also working on options to send the Indian crew members back home.

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20 minutes ago, paulh84 said:

I haven't followed this very closely, but last week's reports indicated Infinity would reach Goa by early/mid June with Indian crew aboard:

 

 

Got it.  Makes sense now.

 

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Latest update on our fleet:-

 

APEX                          Saint-Nazaire [moored]                                   47.29N 2.19W

CONSTELLATION     Agean Sea [underway] 0.7 kt                         36.96N 23.18E

ECLIPSE                    off San Diego [at anchor]                                 32.57N 117.22W

EDGE                         heading to CoCo Cay 9.7kt                               25.88N 78.19W

EQUINOX                  heading to CoCo Cay 7.4kt                               25.86N 77.77W

FLORA                       Galapagos – no data

INFINITY                   Atlantic Ocean heading to Gibraltar 17.8kt    35.41N 31.93W

MILLENIUM              off San Diego [at anchor]                                 32.64N 117.18W

REFLECTION            CoCo Cay [at anchor]                                        25.83N 77.97W

SILHOUETTE            CoCo Cay [at anchor]                                       25.99N 78.65W

SOLSTICE                 Manila Anchorage [at anchor]                        14.46N 120.67E

SUMMIT                   CoCo Cay [at anchor]                                        25.79N 78.13W

XPEDITION              Galapagos – no data

 

So we now have five of the fleet in the CoCoBay area of the Bahamas plus two others who had steamed south from San Diego have now returned to anchor there [Eclipse and Millenium]. Solstice has been dropping off crew in Singapore and the Philippines and appears to be waiting off Manila for further orders. Infinity is heading across the Atlantic heading for Gibraltar.

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I'm following Celebrity Constellation to see whether she goes into dry dock to be "Revolutionized".  The refit for March was postponed. 

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6 hours ago, Luv2Crus40 said:

I'm following Celebrity Constellation to see whether she goes into dry dock to be "Revolutionized".  The refit for March was postponed. 

Don't waste your time - she won't be.

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I read on another post that the two ships were denied docking in Puerto Vallarta in order to fly their crew home. It says they were able to obtain fuel and food and are on their way back to San Diego 😔.

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Infinity has just docked in Ponta Delgada on route to Goa via Gibraltar.

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