Friday, May 13, 2011
Discovery Cruise Line to suspend service
Discovery Cruise Line, which operates day cruises to the Bahamas, announced that service will be suspended starting Sept. 7.
No date was given for when cruises might resume.
The cruise line said the suspension is due to required servicing of the Discovery Sun, which sails every day except Wednesday from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island.
Company representatives could not be reached Wednesday, but Discovery vice president and general manager Hanns J. Hahn said the following in a statement: “While the ship is in safe operational order and complies with all United States Coast Guard and SOLAS requirements, it requires dry docking and refurbishment. A timetable for its return will be announced after further inspections are completed.”