Cruise News Chinese Icebreaker Getting Near Cruise Ship Stuck In Antarctic Ice

Chinese Icebreaker Getting Near Cruise Ship Stuck In Antarctic Ice

Affiliate Disclaimer

Which Cruise Ships are Being Scrapped or Sold Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

We list which cruise ships are being scrapped or sold directly due to the suspension of cruise operations and the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the cruise industry.

MSC Cruises Releases Photos of First Ship to Resume Operations

MSC Cruises has provided new photos from its first cruise ship that has already resumed operations in Italy.

Princess Cruises Confirms Two Cruise Ships Have Been Sold

Princess Cruises has confirmed in communication to travel agents that two cruise ships have been sold which is in-line with Carnival Corp's announcement of a total of 18 vessels being disposed of.

When Will Each Cruise Line Resume Sailings Again?

Take a look at when each cruise line will resume cruises once again due to the current state of travel around the world.

A Chinese ice breaking vessel named the Snow Dragon is getting very close to a cruise ship which has been stuck in the Antarctic ice since Monday evening. There are also two other ships on their way to rescue, A French ship called Astrolabe and an Australian ship the Aurora Australis.

The rescue ships are also under threat from getting stuck in the ice due to freezing temperatures. Snow Dragon will arrive first and by the time this news article is online the rescue ship has probably all ready arrived. The 74 passengers and crew of the stuck vessel could already see the Chinese ship according to reports.

The MV Akademik Shokalskiy which is a Russian cruise ship set sail from New Zealand on 28th November on a scientific mission to study climate changes in the region. At the moment the ship is approximately 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Tasmania and is still expected to arrive back in New Zealand on January 4th.

All the people onboard the research cruise ship are safe and sound and have even spent Christmas being trapped in the ice. Several people have posted to social networks and uploaded videos on you tube. Heres one view from the Russian ship on Christmas Day by scientist Chris Turney who posted to Vine.

Let us know what you think of the developing situation and we wonder if any more vessels will get stuck while trying to rescue the cruise ship. Let us know in the comments below.

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Share via
Copy link