Carnival Panorama which is the newest ship in the fleet will be sailing crew members back home in Asia.
Carnival Panorama to Sail Crew Members Back Home
It has been revealed by the crew that the Carnival Panorama cruise ship will be heading to Asia to take crew members back home. Apparently the caption and HR director of the vessel made a public announcement to the crew that the vessel will debark Filipino and Indonesia crew members in the home countries.
The ship which is the newest in the fleet will set sail from on April 18, 2020, and sail towards the two countries in Asia. Before departing, the vessel will take on crew members who are from those countries from other ships in the fleet.
What we’ve seen with other cruise lines is crew being transferred between vessels via lifeboats and tender boats from the ships. Then one or two ships in the fleet will sail the crew back to countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia as that’s where the majority of them are from.
Even though some ships around the world are sailing the crew back home, cruise lines are still organizing charter flights back but this as expected is very difficult due to travel restrictions and procedures in different countries.
Carnival Panorama is based on the U.S. east coast and is in fact the first new Carnival cruise ship to be based in 20 years. The third Vista-class ship only joined the fleet at the end of last year and has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic.
In early March before Carnival Cruise Line announced a voluntary suspension of operations there was a COVID-19 scare onboard and debarkation was held when the ship was ending a Mexican Riveria cruise in Long Beach, California. Thankfully a test came back negative but still caused major delays for the ship and guest booked on the following sailing, you can read more right here.