Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Carnival Fasination & Ecstasy waves off Nassau

At or about 7:00am EST this morning, I watched on the live/streaming webcam as the Carnival Fascination, just about to enter the inlet to Nassau made an abrupt 360 degree turn and headed back out to sea. This in no doubt due to hurricane Joaquin. Waiting and watching to see is the Ecstasy (following the Fascination) will do the same. Seems the Captain tried but was more concerned with the well being of Passengers, ship and crew. Good call Captain!!!

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

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Contributor Level: Captain

Not sure which web cam you are watching. I'm on right now and it appears as if a large ship (looks to be a cruise ship) is docked but the cam is zoomed in so closely to guys on a forklift that it's impossible to tell which vessel it is.  The wind is shaking the cam and one of the line flags is stiff in the breeze.  The water looks quite rough around the dock at present. I can understand why ships would be turning around.

Addendum: 9:52am (ET) I see the Fascination as being docked. A second ship is right along side of her.


Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I see that CM. When I was watching the same webcam this morning, the Fascination had reached the mouth if the inlet then made a 180 degree turn back towards sea. Not sure what that was all about but then it made another 180 turn and came back into the turning basin. May have needed a 2nd attempt because I saw they did deploy tugs due to the high winds. When I originally saw the Fascination turn 180 back to sea, I was under the impression the Captain decided not to try due to high winds.


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