JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Marine pilots from Southeast Alaska are concerned about the maneuverability of one of the four cruise ships to be brought into the state this season.
CoastAlaska reports that the Norwegian Bliss and It is expected that its sister ship will visit the state, along with Royal Princess, the flagship of Royal Caribbean International, Ovation of the Seas and Princess Cruises.
The Southeast Alaska Pilots Association tested the boundaries of each of the four megaships in virtual reality. 19659004] The pilots say, "Overall simulations for the Royal Princess have led to major challenges in the wind and current conditions that are common in southeastern Alaska. "Princess Cruises questioned the report's findings, but said she would work closely with the naval pilots to ensure safe handling of the vessels in southeast Alaska.
The Royal Princess is due to make its first visit on May 1
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