Category Archives: Cruise Line News


Jul

24

2015
Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

Another interesting week has passed with the cruise line industry seeing a wide ranges of incidents across multiple cruise lines. Fire on a Royal Caribbean ship. Rape on a Celebrity Cruise. And a crew member on crew member sexual assault on another Celebrity vessel. Fire on Cruise Ship Freedom of the Seas up in smoke! Freedom of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel, caught fire…

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Jul

06

2015
MSC Cruises to Base Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba

MSC Cruises to Base Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba

MSC Cruises to Become First Mainstream Cruise Line to Base Cruise Ship in Havana, Cuba CruiseCritic.com reports that…. MSC Cruises will homeport MSC Opera in Havana, Cuba from the winter 2015-16 season — the first mainstream cruise line to do so. The line will operate 16 Caribbean cruises on the 2,120-passenger ship, including stops in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico — with two nights…

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Jun

03

2015

2 Crew Members Dead on Cruise Ships?

Bahamas police investigating deaths of 2 crew members on different cruise ships Very little seems to be known so far, but multiple new sites are reporting that 2 crew members have been found dead, apparently separate accidents on separate cruise ships (or in ports of call). Details are few at this point and even speculative news is relatively quiet. Here is the report: From ABC…

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Apr

16

2015
Tax Week ‘Taxing’ for Cruise Ship Companies

Tax Week ‘Taxing’ for Cruise Ship Companies

We all seem to feel the pinch during tax season. April 15 is a ‘gasp’ date for many and April 16 seems to be the day when the nation collectively exhales (or groans…). And probably this weekend is when many CPA’s and Accountants head off on cruise vacations (or other vacations…). A Taxing Week for the Cruise Lines? It’s been a strange week with a…

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Feb

10

2015

23 Million People Expected to Vacation on Cruise Ships in 2015

According to the annual report released by the Cruise Lines International Association on Monday, February 9… A record 23 million passengers are expected to sail this year, with 61 percent of North American CLIA-certified travel agents reporting an increase in 2015 travel bookings over this time last year. Cruise lines are enticing travelers with nearly 1,000 ports of call in new, exotic locations, especially in…

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Jan

26

2015

Quick Look at January 2015 Cruise Ship Accidents and Incidents

It’s been a busy January as the cruise ship industry has been dealing with accidents, incidents and other issues. First, some good news… A private plane flying to Hawaii ran out of fuel, the pilot ditched the plan and was then rescued by a Holland America cruise ship. From KCRA News in Tracy, California… Jan. 26… “The pilot of a single-engine airplane from Tracy ran…

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Oct

17

2014

NY Times – Health Worker Who May Have Had Contact With Ebola Is on Cruise Ship

According to a New York Times report today (Oct.¬† 17)… a health worker who may have had contact with Ebola is on cruise ship. Snippet below – read the full article at the New York Times here. Adding a new and troubling dimension to the search for Americans possibly exposed to the Ebola virus, the State Department said Friday that an employee of Texas Health…

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Oct

17

2014

World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Heads Home to Florida After Refit

Just Plain Big – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas The world’s largest cruise liner, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, set sail for Florida on Wednesday night after a stop in Europe. The ship was undergoing an extensive refurbishment and refit. The cruise ship was in the English port of Southampton after emerging from its 14-day dry dock in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is expected…

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Apr

29

2014

Passenger Injured by Champagne Cork on Norwegian Cruise Liner

In an unfortunate accident, a Norwegian Cruise Ship passenger was hurt when a champagne cork¬† struck her eye. Injuries, even unusual ones such as this, occur with frequency aboard all cruise ships. While most cruise ship vacations are enjoyable and safe, the potential for painful injury exists. From the NY Post…. A woman who was popping bottles on a cruise ship as her Caribbean vacation…

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Mar

06

2014

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Stranded Cubans

Some good news for the day – Carnival Paradise, en route from Tampa, Florida to the Cayman Islands stopped to rescue a boat full of Cubans. Here is a link to the story and a snippet of the news… “Matthew Sudders has been on plenty of cruises, but he’d never seen anything like this. The civil servant from Paris was aboard the Carnival Paradise on…

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