Port Canaveral in Florida has released an update on cruise ships that are berthed now that cruises have been suspended.
The Situation at Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral which is the world’s second-busiest cruise ports certainly is busy today now that cruise lines have suspended operations. The port which is located in Florida around 50 miles east of Orlando currently has six docked cruise ships.
The cruise ships berthed at the port are from four different cruise lines. there is also another ship anchored just off the coast. It’s an unprecedented situation and the port is supporting as much as possible. Here is a list of all the cruise ships currently berthed and the one offshore.
- Carnival Liberty (Carnival Cruise Line)
- Carnival Breeze (Carnival Cruise Line)
- Norwegian Breakaway (Norwegian Cruise Line)
- Norwegian Sun (Norwegian Cruise Line)
- Disney Dream (Disney Cruise Line)
- Disney Fantasy Anchored off the coast (Disney Cruise Line)
- Mariner of the Seas off the coast (Royal Caribbean)
None of the vessels have passengers on board as they have already ended their cruises and disembarked. Port Canaveral has said local residents may see cruise ships coming and going as they will swap around to pick up provisions. there is not enough room for all the ships but it is being managed.
Unfortunately, all the crew members are being restricted to go on land by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). That is disappointing to hear especially after all the hard work they’ve been doing to keep guests entertained and safe during the coronavirus outbreak around the world. Let’s hope they are allowed to at least have some limited time to get off the ship.
Work also continues on Carnival’s new Terminal 3 facility which is under construction to cater to the Mardi Gras cruise ship. On that front, the port has stated if needed the berth will be able to accept a cruise by weeks end.
This comes as dozens of cruise ships are making their way to cruise ports not just in the United States but in other countries too as the industry comes to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cruise Hive readers can find out where each Carnival cruise ship is during the suspension right here.
Photo Credit: Port Canaveral