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P&O Cruises AURORA and OCEANA at the Port of Dover.

Both vessel's including the ARCADIA are currently laid up in the Port of Dover due to the lock down in the cruise industry because of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Port of Southampton at saturation point regarding availability of berths all

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Would be interesting to know why the four Marella Cruise ships seem to be constantly holding to off the Nab, but occasionally going for a trip down the channel for a day then returning.


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Occasional excursions are to discharge the grey water etc is probably the best suggestion.
While at least one or two engines are running to maintain services for all the crew still on board, a slight diversion of power to the propulsion would hardly make a dent in the running costs.
There appear to be berths available at Portland but so far no cruise ships are using them, just anchoring in Weymouth Bay for a short time.

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IMO 9221877 , Call Signal Z.C.D.W.9 , Flag Bermuda.
Class : Lloyds Register of Shipping.
Ship Type : Cruise Ship.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam : 270.0 / 240.8 x 33.6 mtr.
Passenger Capacity : 1.878 Max 1.975 Guests.
Officers & Crew Approx : 850.
Built in 2000 by Jos.L.Meyer Schiffswerf AG Papenburg Germany as " AURORA " for Peninsular & Oriental SN Ltd ( P&O Princess Cruise International Ltd Southampton as manager ) London United Kindom.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 76.152 / 40.037 / 8.486.
Main Generator : MAN-B&W 14V48/60 - 4 x 19.975 kw.
Emerg.Gen : 1 x kw.
Exh.Boiler : 4 x Economizer.
Aux.Boiler : 2 x Water Tube Boiler.

Propulsion : Diesel Electric / AEG Electric Motors - 2 x 20.000 bhp.

2003 Merger and transferred to Owner / Manager Carnival Pcl Southampton United Kingdom.


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