Cruise News Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Glory Spotted 16 Stranded Cubans At Sea

Carnival Glory Spotted 16 Stranded Cubans At Sea

Affiliate Disclaimer

Cruise Line Announces Record-Setting Bookings

Oceania Cruises has some good news for the industry with its Labor Day promotion setting a record in its cruise bookings.

Could There Be Another Extended CDC No Sail Order?

It's reported that the CDC's No Sail Order has been extended through to the end of October 2020 but this is "utter nonsense" according to Carnival Cruise Line's ambassador.

Cruise Lines Submit New Health Recommendations to CDC

The Healthy Sail Panel which is a joint expert panel from Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line has submitted its recommendations to the CDC.

Knut Kloster, Founder of Norwegian Cruise Line Dies Aged 91

Knut Kloster, a legend in the cruise industry and who co-founded Norwegian Cruise Line has sadly died at the age of 91.

Carnival Glory which is operated by Carnival Cruise Line came to the rescue of 16 Cuban nationals on December 11. The Conquest class ship spotted the Cuban refugees not far from the Cuban coast while sailing back towards its homeport in Miami, Florida.

The ship provided the stranded refugees with food and water until the U.S. Coast Guard arrived at the scene. One passenger posted a video of the stranded Cubans which shows the Cubans packed together on a small boat. You can watch the full video below:

After some time the Carnival Glory was released by the Coast Guard and then continued on route to PortMiami. The vessel arrived on time after the seven-day Caribbean cruise which departed Miami last Saturday, December 5. On december 12 the ship departed on a seven-day eastern Caribbean voyage.

Carnival Glory
Photo By: Carolyn (Creative Commons)

Carnival Cruise line Sent Cruise Hive the following statement:

On Friday, Dec. 11, while en route back to its homeport of Miami, the Carnival Glory spotted 16 Cuban nationals who were on a boat that was stranded at sea.  The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was notified; all 16 Cubans were rescued on board and provided clothes, food and water; subsequently all of them were transferred to a USCG cutter.  After being released from the USCG, Carnival Glory resumed its course and arrived in Miami as scheduled.

The rescue effort continues Carnival’s longstanding practice of assisting distressed mariners and vessels at sea.

Carnival Glory was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise that departed Miami last Saturday, Dec. 5, part of its year-round schedule of week-long Caribbean departures from that port.

Carnival Glory is 110,000 gross ton ship and can carry 2,970 passengers at double occupancy. Cruise ship sailing between Florida and Cuba often come across stranded Cubans trying to make it to the U.S. In most cases the refugees are sent back to their country.

Carnival Glory

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Carnival Glory
47 Shares
47 Shares
Share via
Copy link