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    This is Pullmantur's "MONARCH" - was Monarch of the Seas
  2. 27th. MAY 2020 HARMONY of the Seas - just pulled into Port this morning to facilitate repatriation of some 4,000 crew members via air, from our island airport, going home to Europe and the Far East RFA 'Argus' is a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel (British) stationed here for the Hurricane Season, in case! Other cruise ships are still at anchor in Carlisle Bay-or fooling around offshore. AIDAluna and Seabourn Odyssey are now permanent fixtures - having been here for well over a month!!
  3. HARMONY of the Seas just pulled into Bridgetown Port, Barbados this morning to facilitate repatriation of some 4,000 crew members - sending them back home by air to Europe and the Far East https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/245786/update-harmony-seas-arrives-crew Makes you wonder just how long this non-cruising pause will continue, if in late May, they are sending large amounts of crew back home!
  4. Cruise ships oriented to Barbados for now, sitting out the Covid Crisis! HARMONY of the Seas is here to facilitate repatriation of some 4,000 crew members via air, from our island airport, going home to Europe and the Far East RFA 'Argus' is a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel stationed here for the Hurricane Season, in case
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    27th. May and AIDAluna is still here at Barbados!
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    HARMONY of the Seas Docked at Bridgetown to repatriate 4,000 crew via air from our island airport.
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    PULLMANTUR ship.JPG

    PULLMANTUR ship An ex-RCL vessel
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    Celebrity REFLECTION at anchor in Carlisle Bay Barbados - 27.May.2020
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    NOT a cruise ship RFA Argus - British Navy docked at Bridgetown, Barbados. Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel here for the coming Hurricane Season if her assistance is needed
  10. Carnival FREEDOM and an offshore oilfield support vessel at Barbados - 27.May.2020
  11. Agreed. But... too far along now to stop. You can't stop when you've got to this stage
  12. This info release from our Gov't. Information Service just an hour ago.... Two people tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday out of a total of 163 tests conducted by the local Laboratory. They are a 58-year-old Barbadian woman, who arrived in the island yesterday and whose case is under investigation, and a 42-year-old crew member of one of the cruise ships off Barbados, who was transferred from the ship for emergency medical treatment. This is not good news for the other guys on his ship!! ____________________________ Further to that bad news the local Civil Aviation Authority released this Directive that we shall not be accepting incoming tourist passengers until the end of JUNE!
  13. This info release from our Gov't. Information Service just an hour ago.... Two people tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday out of a total of 163 tests conducted by the local Laboratory. They are a 58-year-old Barbadian woman, who arrived in the island yesterday and whose case is under investigation, and a 42-year-old crew member of one of the cruise ships off Barbados, who was transferred from the ship for emergency medical treatment. This is not good news for the other guys on his ship!! ____________________________ Further to that bad news the local Civil Aviation Authority released this Directive that we shall not be accepting incoming tourist passengers until the end of JUNE!
  14. I was six days in the local Hospital, so I was completely out of touch with local marine happenings - something I was following via observation and via marinetraffic.com. Even when I got out, I wasn't paying much attention so there's a big gap there... I know that while I was in, there were quite a few Carnival ships around and I missed the whole ruddy lot! Fairly sure they have now come and gone while I wasn't looking. What they were doing here, I don't know but wouldn't be surprised if they were getting crew onto charter flights home-bound from our local airport. I know there's been a bit of that going on over the past few weeks/month, so there is now an established procedure for others to follow. I haven't heard from my usual source of info, so I'm pretty much in the dark! There were five ships in/around Carlisle Bay/Port this evening Two Princesses (Emerald and Caribbean) and the usual AIDAluna and Odessey with Explorer of the Seas alongside in the Port and Serenade of the Sea offshore somewhere. That's it!!
  15. Drone shot, taken off the Harbour Wall with Carlisle Bay and Hilton in the far distance.
  16. And here's a fabulous aerial-drone pic of ships in Carlisle Bay - taken while I was 'otherwise occupied' -- lol
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