Posts Tagged ‘carnival splendor’

San Francisco’s World-Class Ship-Repair Capability Gets that Carnival Splendor Cruise Ship Working – And a Mystery Solved

Monday, February 28th, 2011

You know why that Carnival Splendor cruise ship got towed to a San Francisco dry dock all the way up from Fun Diego last month, you know why her owners chose the 415 as the place where she’d get a new engine and get a whole bunch of work done?

Because they didn’t really have a choice, that’s why. If your 300-yard+ vessel needs to come out of the briny somewhere in the Eastern Pacific, odds are you’ll bring it here. Hurray!

So, why did the fire in one engine room affect the other engine room? Answer here.

And did the passengers really eat airlifted Spam and Pop Tarts for three days? Not really. Answer here.

The view from our world-class San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. (It’s only been two decades since that earthquake and we’re almost done fixing it up already!) Now-defunct Potrero Power Plant camera right:

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Anyway, the Splendor is loaded up and chugging towards Mexico, back OTJ.


American Splendor – That Broke-Down Cruise Ship is Now Getting Patched Up in SF – What Should Her New Name Be?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I don’t know, don’t you ever wish you could have a new name? Like Penelope or Scout or ANYTHING, ANYTHING BUT CARNIVAL SPLENDOR?

I mean if the Condoleezza Rice can change her name, then anything’s possible, right?

Anyway, here she is, preparing to be sitting on the dry dock of the Bay at Pier 80.

Via Daver6:

And hey, just what she needs – a new engine all the way from Trieste Italy. Thanks Wärtsilä!

Oh, better check the packing list to make sure it’s all there.

Bon Courage, Pier 80 workers!

Bon Voyage, Carnival _______!