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  1. Tonka's Skipper

    Man overboard, Disney Dream. May 4, 2017

    Chip and Co. 2 hrs · Man goes overboard on Disney Dream Cruise Ship last night... BREAKING: Reports of Man Going OverBoard on Disney Dream Cruise Ship We are following a developing story of an adult male who reportedly went overboard the Disney Dream cruise ship this evening. Sources are...
  2. Tonka's Skipper

    Accident Report issued, ....big boat go bump.

    Thankfully no one was hurt. NTSB: Docking Errors, Insufficient Oversight Caused Cruise Ship Allision in Baltimore March 7, 2017 by gCaptain CCTV screengrab shows the allision of the Carnival Pride with the pier at Cruise Maryland Terminal, South Locust Point, Baltimore Harbor, Maryland, as...
  3. Tonka's Skipper

    I am really surprised at Royal Caribbean Line......rotted life vests???

    Majesty of the Seas Nearly 3,000 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas woke up Tuesday morning still docked at Port Canaveral. The ship was supposed to set sail Monday night at approximately 5:00 p.m. for a four-night cruise to the Bahamas. Aged life vests apparently held the...
  4. Tonka's Skipper

    The last of the M/S Costa Concordia in the dry dock.

    Costa Concordia Torn Apart 5 Years After Tragedy By John Stansfield , January 15, 2017 , Accidents The massive cruise ship Costa Concordia which capsized killing 32 people onboard is being torn apart 5 years after the tragedy. The luxury Costa Cruises vessel was carrying 4,252 passengers...
  5. Tonka's Skipper

    Shows passenger climbing over ships rail......Idiot!

    This is why we have passengers falling off cruise ships......... https://www.facebook.com/news6/video...4734554957210/ You have to scroll down some AKK
  6. Tonka's Skipper

    DCL Early 2018 Itineraries out

    Here goes the early 2017 itineraries! Tue, October 25, 2016 Disney Cruise Line Unveils Ports and Itineraries for Early 2018 by Jonathan Frontado, Public Relations Manager, Disney Cruise Line Today we unveiled where our ships will be sailing for the first part of 2018, which includes...
  7. Tonka's Skipper

    Hurricane Matthew..........

    Afternoon Everyone, Well it seems Matthew has grown up into a pretty big and nasty stage 4 storm. He's forecast to travel north over Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas. Traveling really slow for now. We will have to see what Matthew does along the east coast and any effect on the Magic cruise...
  8. Tonka's Skipper

    Attractions Magazine article on the re-imagined Disney Wonder.

    I nice article showing many of the re-imagined attractions being done on the Wonder. http://attractionsmagazine.com/dry-dock-refurbishment-adds-new-experiences-disney-wonder-fall/ AKK
  9. Tonka's Skipper

    Wonder in the shipyard in Cadaz

    Here is a shot of the Wonder with her new Duck Tail!...I wonder if Disney will make it possible to wiggle this one! AKK Photos shamelessly stolen from Ex Techie and by Jesus Collants
  10. Tonka's Skipper

    Real *rock and rolling at sea*

    This is not a cruise ship, but I know some folks have experienced a few degrees roll when on one cruise or another. Now this container ship is really rock and rolling. https://humansatsea.com/2016/09/22/container-ship-taking-40-degree-roll-in-north-atlantic/ Enjoy! AKK
  11. Tonka's Skipper

    Not DCL , but for those interested, the Last of the Costa Concordia

    For those interested, the last of the Costa Concordia has been towed to genova drydock 4, and final cuttng up. http://www.lecostaconcordia.com/A8-The-dismantling-of-the-Concordia.htm The whole vent was a mix of human errors, poor administration by Costa Line/Carnival Inc and a...
  12. Tonka's Skipper

    Arrrrrhhhhhhhh, seems there bit a bit o storm blows shapen up !

    Arrrrhhhh.............Morning to ye Mates..................seems the Tropical season be about to stir up some weather for we cruising type folks. last week I spied one of those *invests* as those weather folks call them........L97...........it was off the African coast ad now be a moven toward...
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    The Worlds most dangerous cruise countries/ports.

    This i not intended to scare people for cruising, but is best to have a idea of what is going on in the world cruising countrys/ports. Best to keep your eyes open and watch around you. Turkey just had a foiled military coup, Egypt has its issues, Venezuela has big economical problems..etc...
  14. Tonka's Skipper

    The new PC locks seem to be a problem for handling the massive vessels

    It seems the new locks have some issues.........likely its going to take a long learning curve on how to control these massive vessels in the locks with only tugboats. I still question why they did not use the proven mule system........costs? AKK Panama Canal Design Concerns Renewed After...
  15. Tonka's Skipper

    Seems a possible 2nd DCL island is more then a umour!

    Seems there is some testing going on with a drill rig and of course already a local group is against it. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article90635072.html Little other hard information available AKK
  16. Tonka's Skipper

    Disney has settled with the family of Rebecca Coriam

    Disney has settled with the family regarding legal actions here in the states. For some reason the article will not fully post here, however I listed the link below. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-settles-missing-cruise-worker-885398 There is really little new/good information...
  17. Tonka's Skipper

    A bit off topic......BuT wouldn't it be grand to see the S/S United States sail under her own power!

    Crystal Cruises Signs Purchase Option to Restore Historic Ocean Liner, S.S. United States (12:30 p.m. EST) -- Crystal Cruises has signed a purchase option to restore the S.S. United States, a historic ocean liner that has been out of commission for 47 years, and bring it back into service...
  18. Tonka's Skipper

    Seems dar be a blow getten up !

    Well Mateys, there seems to be a blow getten up out there in the tropics! http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/ We all be wise to be keepen a weather eye on this one! AKK
  19. Tonka's Skipper

    White Pass RR go...............ooppsss

    Seems the White Pass RR had a minor derailment http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...lway-1.2716668 Happily no one was seriously injured. AKK
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    http://www.themainstreetmouse.com/2014/06/02/richard-petty-debuts-piston-cup-junior-ride-along-cars-june-14-at-walt-disney-world-resort/ This should be rally great for the boys!.................ok.....girls too! AKK
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