The impending storm across England has resulted in several cruise lines changing their itineraries to avoid most of the bad weather. Southampton has sometimes had ships divert from Dover Cruise Port and it’s very rare Southampton is closed. One example was MSC Opera having to anchor south of the Isle of Wight in 2012.
26th October 2013
Crown Princess and Independence of the Seas were in Southampton, the former due to sail at 4pm, the latter half an hour later. Crown was in Ocean Terminal and not transmitting on the AIS, so it was easy to believe she’d sailed. By 7pm, she was being towed, with the aid of Lomax and Svitzer Bentley, to Mayflower Terminal, where she would remain until 4pm on the 28th rather than sail to Le Havre. Princess told Cruise Critic it was due to weather. Meanwhile, the media are ignoring that Indy’s scheduled call to…
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