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New Hire Charged in Stabbings Aboard Cruise Ship

Norwegian Encore was sailing from Seattle to Alaska

(Newser) - A cruise ship worker from South Africa was arrested Tuesday in Alaska's capital city, accused of attacking a woman and two security guards with scissors on board the vessel, according to authorities. The US attorney's office says the 35-year-old man is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon...

Cruise Ship Sails Into NYC With Dead Whale Across Bow

Endangered sei whale was sent to NJ for necropsy

(Newser) - A cruise ship sailed into a New York City port with a 44-foot dead whale across its bow, marine authorities said. The whale, identified as an endangered sei whale, was caught on the ship's bow when it arrived at the Port of Brooklyn on Saturday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Are You a Pinnacle or a Suite? The 'Cult' of Cruise Ship Life

Author Gary Shteyngart spends a week aboard the world's biggest cruise ship

(Newser) - In a first-person account for the Atlantic , Gary Shteyngart joins the odd subgenre of authors writing about their time on a cruise ship, one famously begun by David Foster Wallace in 1996 . But Shteyngart has some bragging rights: He's not just on any ship, but on Royal Caribbean's...

Cruise Ship Leaves 8 Passengers Behind in Africa
Cruise Ship Left 8 Behind,
Nightmare Commences

Cruise Ship Left 8 Behind, Nightmare Commences

Norwegian Cruise Line says they were late returning from an excursion

(Newser) - Eight passengers who were left behind when their Norwegian Cruise Line ship departed from the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe are scrambling to meet back up with the ship and rejoin the cruise. Jill and Jay Campbell of South Carolina tell WPDE and WMBF that...

2 Crew Members Die After 'Steam Release' on Cruise Ship

It's not clear what caused the tragic accident

(Newser) - Two crew members on a Holland America cruise ship died during an "incident" in the ship's engineering space, the cruise line said. The unidentified crew members died Friday while the Florida-based Nieuw Amsterdam was at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, Holland America said in a statement. Authorities...

Billionaire Re-Ups Plans for Titanic II

Australia's Clive Palmer says the replica will set sail in 2027

(Newser) - Australian billionaire Clive Palmer says he plans to build a replica of the Titanic, to set sail in a few years. That might feel like deja vu. The mining tycoon first launched the idea of building the Titanic II , "a more buoyant version" of the original ship, in 2012,...

Shipyard Completes World's Biggest Cruise Ship
World's Biggest
Cruise Ship
Makes Rescue

World's Biggest Cruise Ship Makes Rescue

Icon of the Seas crew picks up 14 people adrift on a small boat

(Newser) - The crew of the world's largest cruise ship has pulled 14 people clinging to a tiny boat to safety. The new Icon of the Seas was on a Miami-Honduras run when the small craft, with a white flag being waved from it, was spotted on Sunday, the AP reports,...

Passenger Dies on 'Epic' Cruise Around the World

Royal Caribbean confirms death of passenger on Serenade of the Seas

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise promises "the most epic world cruise ever," with the chance to spend nine months aboard the Serenade of the Seas visiting dozens of countries around the globe. But just two months after the ship set sail from Miami, "a guest sailing...

Cruise Ship Deals With Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Sickness

Queen Victoria carries on, leaving San Francisco for Honolulu

(Newser) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak on a luxury cruise ship where more than 150 people have reported gastrointestinal illness, including diarrhea and vomiting. The Queen Victoria, operated by Cunard Cruise Line, departed San Francisco on Wednesday on its way from Florida to Hawaii, the...

Men Stranded in Kayak Saved by Cruise Ship

They said their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico

(Newser) - The Carnival Jubilee cruise ship briefly gained two extra passengers in the Gulf on Mexico on Monday. Carnival says two men in a kayak were rescued after they were spotted off the coast of Mexico's Isla Mujeres, NBC News reports. The cruise line says the men were quickly rescued...

'Life at Sea' Customers Fight to Get Their Money Back

They claim misrepresentation and fraud in wake of failed 3-year-old cruise

(Newser) - The people who signed up for a now-canceled three-year Life at Sea cruise around the world didn't just see their dreams evaporate. They saw their money disappear, too, they say, and they're hoping a US attorney will help them get it back. The Washington Post reports it obtained...

'Cruise That Will Really Never Stop' Set for May

You'll fork over at least $115K to spend entire 3.5-year circumnavigation on Villa Vie Odyssey

(Newser) - If you're one of the disgruntled customers who just saw their three-year cruise of a lifetime with Life of the Seas nixed last month , there's something else coming up that may float your boat. The Washington Post reports that Villa Vie Residences has announced the recent purchase of...

Man Falls Off Cruise Ship Near Charleston

The search for the 41-year-old was called off Sunday

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has called off the search for a passenger who fell off a Bahamas-bound Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Saturday. CBS News reports that the Vision of the Seas left from Baltimore the day prior and was 127 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, when the 41-year-old man...

Cruise Ship Is Being Towed After Rogue Wave Struck

North Sea water entered bridge of the Maud, taking power down

(Newser) - A rogue wave knocked out the power Thursday on a cruise ship in the North Sea, disabling the ship's navigation system and requiring it to be towed. No serious injuries were reported among the 266 passengers and 131 crew members, USA Today reports. After conducting safety checks and assessing...

Bahamas Cruise Rerouted to Boston, Maine, Canada

'We thought it was a joke,' passenger says

(Newser) - Passengers who had booked a cruise from New York City to the Bahamas were told the night before departure that they had a choice: Cancel their vacation, or go to Canada. MSC Cruises said the itinerary was changed at the last minute due to "unseasonable and rapidly worsening weather,...

Cruise Line Says Video Shows Passenger Jumping From Ship

Tyler Barnett was reported missing from Carnival ship on Monday morning

(Newser) - The Coast Guard says it is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a 28-year-old Louisiana man missing from a Carnival cruise ship. Tyler Barnett was reported missing on Monday, the day after the Carnival Glory departed from New Orleans. The Coast Guard narrowed the search area after the cruise line...

Cruise Passengers Stuck in Storm Sent Farewell Messages

100 people were injured when the Spirit of Discovery suddenly lurched to the left

(Newser) - Passengers on a cruise ship that was caught in a fierce storm in the Bay of Biscay on Saturday say they were so afraid that they sent farewell messages to loved ones. CNN reports that Saga Cruises' Spirit of Discovery ship cut short a 14-day cruise around the Canary Islands...

Carnival Misled Passengers on 2020 'COVID' Cruise: Court

In landmark ruling, Ruby Princess passengers win class-action suit against Carnival Australia

(Newser) - Carnival Australia was negligent in misleading passengers about the measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ahead of a March 2020 cruise that resulted in 900 cases and 28 deaths, an Australian court ruled Wednesday in what Reuters reports is "the first class action win against a...

In a Remote Part of Greenland, a Cruise Ship Is Stuck
Cruise Ship Pulled
Free After 3 Days

Cruise Ship Pulled Free After 3 Days

Vessel ran aground in a remote part of Greenland

(Newser) - A luxury cruise ship that ran aground in a remote part of Greenland above the Arctic Circle has been freed after three days, reports the AP . A fisheries research vessel came to the rescue earlier than expected and managed to pull the MV Ocean Explorer free at high tide on...

Cruise Ship Returns Minus a Passenger

Kevin McGrath last seen around 2am Monday aboard Carnival Conquest, bound for Miami

(Newser) - A 26-year-old man has been reported missing after his Carnival cruise ship returned to Florida, apparently without him. Kevin McGrath left Miami aboard Carnival Conquest on Friday for a Labor Day weekend cruise to Bimini, in the Bahamas. However, McGrath wasn't accounted for when the ship returned to Miami...

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