Carnival Dream docked in Port of Durban

Posted by Anita Froneman on 1 June 2020

The popular cruise ship Carnival Dream was seen in Durban’s harbour on 31 May.

Carnival Dream sailing into Port of Durban.

The cruise liner is believed to have docked to refuel and restock food supplies, says photographer of Nautical Images Trevor Steenekemp. ‘It is part of a series of vessels busy heading to various places to return crew back home,’ he added.

The Carnival Dream arrived at the Port of Durban yesterday around 9am and departed again just after 7pm en route to Jakarta, Indonesia, according to Marine Traffic.

The Carnival Liberty, Carnival Conquest and MSC Orchestra are some of the other vessels also expected to arrive in Durban this week to refuel and repatriate any South African citizens who may be on board.

Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream and Carnival Liberty all arrived in Algoa Bay on Monday, 25 May for the same reasons, according to AlgoaFM. ‘One of the vessels is carrying 1 601 crew members, four of whom are South African,’ the Transnet National Ports Authority said.

Carnival Cruise Line plans to resume operations from 1 August, 2020 while MSC Cruises plan to reopen from 10 July.

The ban on passenger vessels and cruise liners will continue on Level 3, and only the movement of cargo is allowed, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said according to News24.

‘Furthermore, allowance will be made for South African-registered seafarers to embark and disembark ships with a mandatory quarantine for those returning,’ Mbalula added.

Also read:

Carnival Cruises see 600% increase in bookings


Image credit: Nautical Images/ Trevor C Steenekamp

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