Feb 18/19 Norwegian Epic News! Major Scrubber Emissions Systems Upgrade Being Done On 5 Day Cruise


everybody it’s Bruce here with traveling
with Bruce I’ve got another update on the Norwegian epic today’s date February
the 18th 2019 now this ship arrived back in Port Canaveral Saturday two days ago
for every the 16th after a seven day cruise she was supposed to do another
seven day cruise starting Saturday but that got waylaid when she had all kinds
of mechanical problems with her engines and she ran into the beer in San Juan
Puerto Rico causing a couple of gashes there’s one of them right there these
cruise line insists this will not impair the safety of the ship the meantime
we’re gonna zoom in here on the back of these two smokestacks you see those
smokestacks there it is we zoom in you’ll notice there’s a rock climbing
wall back there just found out that the Cruise Line announced to all the
passengers that the rock climbing wall will be closed down for the entire five
days of this cruise there’s another little area here known as the mini-golf
splash zone for the little kids that has also been shut down for the full five
days passengers have just found out they had
no idea when they boarded the ship that this was going to happen why are they
shutting these areas down the story goes a major upgrade to the scrubber emission
systems is going to be performed on this five-day cruise there are a whole bunch
of mechanics have been brought in here they’re gonna be ripping apart the
smokestack area to upgrade the scrubber systems now that has to mean some of the
engines will be offline there’s no way you can have all the engines going with
all the exhaust going up into the air if you shut down one of these two massive
smokestacks we don’t know what’s gonna happen here the ship is I’ve got a
five-day cruise in the Caribbean area passengers have no idea that this is
going to happen now this is happening it looks like a partial maintenance type
construction crews will stay on top of this story and see what happens no
additional compensation has been offered at this point join me Monday to Friday 5
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28 Responses

  1. Michael Cruise Lover

    February 18, 2019 7:15 pm

    Timing is everything and I think the timing for this is horrible, I am sure as the week goes on, we will hear more about this disaster.

  2. Vivienne Clark Nicholson

    February 18, 2019 7:31 pm

    Still getting building society add,oh boy building cruise lol have fun volunteer to repair ship 50$ on board credit

  3. D Walker

    February 18, 2019 7:36 pm

    They should just pull this ship fix it please
    Stop inconveniencing you’re excited paying customers jacking up vacations and dreams that they’ve saved for
    not cool

  4. michael meyer

    February 18, 2019 7:44 pm

    Whaaaaat you do that in dry dock. Something must be wrong to all of a sudden we have to upgrade the scrubbers.

  5. Mary Aylward

    February 18, 2019 7:45 pm

    I'd be livid🤔 people save and look forward for months they should have the decency to let people know!!

  6. Mark VanRaam

    February 18, 2019 7:49 pm

    Bruce, as you can see from your video, there are many exhaust pipes. In fact, each heat generating machine (diesel engine, boiler, etc) has its own.
    The purpose of the scrubber is to reduce emissions. One way to do that is to force the exhaust gas through a sea water spray that catches the particles. That sea water is run through a filter to remove the particles and the sea water is discharged overboard or recycled.

  7. Debbie Emanuel

    February 18, 2019 8:22 pm

    Greedy cruise line taking advantage of full paying customers and doing maintenance WHILE still cruising. Congrats on 16,000 subs Bruce!!!!

  8. Steve Berg

    February 18, 2019 9:10 pm

    Why don't they just cancel the cruises and refund the money back to the customers I wouldn't be happy if I where on that Cruise

  9. Deborah Green

    February 18, 2019 9:22 pm

    Our family just got off this cruise , sat night. This is disgusting of this cruise line. For the money they make, treatment and ignorance of this magnitude, will eventually hurt them more than if they did the right thing and fix the boat in dock . Shame on Norwegian no high standards there .

  10. Brad C

    February 18, 2019 9:47 pm

    I don’t understand what’s been going on with these cruise line companies lately but they better get a grip before the industry takes a big hit. People will stop taking cruises if this kind of stuff keeps happening.

  11. Jerry Nick

    February 18, 2019 9:48 pm

    When I was on this ship in January they already had part of the port side of the ship partition off.
    There was some type of construction going on.

  12. Eric Benigno

    February 18, 2019 9:56 pm

    I’d still rather sail and be on vacation and not climb a rock wall vs stay home and have a week off of work for nothing. Go to a show, pool, spice, comedy club, lounge you name it. While I understand a certain level of frustration, you’re still on vacation. Just avoid the smoke stacks and rock wall.

  13. joseph keeney

    February 18, 2019 11:42 pm

    Hurry Hurry hurry you'll miss the fun. Loose soot flying around ,lot of noise. Lot of places off limits . It never ends you don't get what you pay for. Don't forget to tip the staff . If your mouth a problem will kick you off somewhere make you wish you never come. This ain't a American ship you have no rights. Welcome to the third world cruise lines.

  14. Skoolmom

    February 18, 2019 11:52 pm

    Ships do maintenance every day. Most of it goes unseen or unnoticed by passengers. As long as this upgrade can be done without interrupting the itinerary, then that would be acceptable to me. Doesn't sound like a passenger safety issue to me.

  15. Donald Cowan

    February 19, 2019 2:32 am

    I was on the Epic January 12 -23. There were areas closed for the same reasons. The mini golf was closed. However, the kids splash pad and part of the climbing wall was open. Sounds like they are moving from one smoke stack to the other. Norwegian left a letter explaining the reasons for the closures in each cabin on embarkation day.

  16. James Smith

    February 19, 2019 6:29 am

    I was on the 2/9 cruise. The one that hit tte pier and we had these letters in our staterooms about these areas being shutdown. I only went by these areas once or twice but were shutdown both times, seems like they may have started it then not sure.

  17. ozzyray

    February 19, 2019 9:13 pm

    We were on the ship the 2nd through the 9th of February and those areas were closed as well. Only a small side of the rock climbing wall was open. This didn’t just happen. Work walls had been up for a bit I’d say.

  18. Carl YEO

    February 20, 2019 12:52 am

    Lol they are telling me everything is new with the engines and nothing is wrong as I was looking to book a cruise yesterday. Nice to know they are not telling the truth. Feb 18. Thankful for your post

  19. DeezNuts

    February 25, 2019 12:47 am

    This is being done because the engines were emitting Legionnaires' disease into the cabins and surrounding areas outside.


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