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Cruise Worker Goes Overboard, Found by Another Cruise Ship

Carnival ship locates man in water off Cuba after nearly a full day

(Newser) - It's an incredible rescue at sea, involving two cruise ships. An employee of a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship went overboard Saturday afternoon—only to be rescued by a Carnival Cruise ship nearly a full day later, reports the Miami Herald . The 33-year-old crew member, who remains unidentified, is apparently... More »

She Documented Her Exotic Trip on Instagram, Now Heads to Prison

Mélina Roberge sentenced to 8 years for drug trafficking

(Newser) - "She wanted to be the envy of others," said an Australian judge of Mélina Roberge. There's little to envy now: The 24-year-old was on Wednesday sentenced to eight years for drug trafficking, in a case that involved $20 million of cocaine, an exotic cruise, and social... More »

After Passenger's Fall, Ship Continues With 'Heavy Heart'

Woman presumed lost in rough South Pacific waters

(Newser) - A 47-year-old woman is missing and presumed lost in a remote part of the South Pacific after an unexplained fall from a cruise ship. Operator P&O Cruises says the Pacific Dawn immediately turned around to search for the woman after she fell from the ship in the Coral Sea,... More »

Not Into Cruises? This Ship Can Change Your Mind

The story of the biggest cruise ship to ever sail, the Symphony of the Seas

(Newser) - The largest cruise ship ever constructed set sail last month, prodding Oliver Franklin-Wallis to explore the drastic and mammoth ways in which such ship building has changed in the past three decades. In a fascinating piece for Wired UK , he introduces readers to Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises,... More »

Disney Wouldn't Let Her on Ship. 2 Weeks Earlier, It Would Have

Emily Jackson was 25 weeks pregnant—too pregnant, per Disney policy

(Newser) - She had a doctor's note, but Disney didn't budge. CBS News and the Miami Herald report 22-year-old Emily Jackson of St. Louis and her family of 10 showed up last week in Miami to board the Disney Magic cruise ship, but there was a problem: Jackson is 25... More »

Why a 642-Foot-Long Cruise Ship Was Cut in Half

Silversea Spirit is getting an expansion

(Newser) - How to make an already-existing cruise ship bigger? Cut it in half, of course. That's what Silversea Cruises is doing to its Silver Spirit ship, which has been sailing since 2009. The 642-foot-long vessel was halved earlier this month so that a new 49-foot-long segment can be added, USA ... More »

Rowdy Family Booted After Cruise Turns to 'Bloodbath'

Passengers say several fights preceded unexpected stop Friday

(Newser) - "Bloodbath" is not a word you'd typically associate with a 10-day cruise around the South Pacific. But it's being thrown around now in the wake of what Carnival says were "violent and disruptive acts" committed on its cruise ship Legend. Passengers say a brawl that erupted... More »

It Was Her Very First Cruise. Now She's Missing

Juwanna Brooks 'seen going overboard' Carnival ship; 2nd woman dead on another Carnival vessel

(Newser) - A woman is dead and another is missing after each fell from decks of separate Carnival cruise ships over the weekend. An unidentified woman aboard the Carnival Elation, which departed Jacksonville, Fla., on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, fell from a room balcony Friday before hitting a... More »

On Cruise Ship, 5 Nights, 332 People Sick

Royal Caribbean stresses that outbreak affected only 6% of 5K on board

(Newser) - If a 6% chance of getting violently ill sounds like good odds, your ship has unfortunately already sailed: The latest outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the high seas struck Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, reports CNN , with at least 332 affected on the five-night cruise. "It was... More »

Prosecutors Won't Seek Death Penalty in Cruise Ship Killing

The killing took place in US waters, so the death penalty was an option

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors in Alaska do not plan to seek the death penalty in the case of a Utah man accused of killing his wife during a cruise in Alaska, the AP reports. Kenneth Manzanares has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, Kristy Manzanares, in July. He... More »

Here's What the 'Oprah Cruise' Was Like

First of all, Oprah was only on it for one night

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has declared 2017 her "Year of Adventure," and as part of that year, she decided to take her first cruise and invite 2,000 of her biggest fans along for the ride. Allison Davis and her mom were two of those people, and Davis entertainingly chronicles... More »

Cruise Lines Come to the Rescue After Irma

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian are bringing in supplies and carrying out evacuees

(Newser) - In the wake of Hurricane Irma, several of the most badly damaged areas in the Caribbean are getting help from the luxury cruise ships that have long brought tourists to their shores. On Sunday, Royal Caribbean sent Adventure of the Seas to the storm-ravaged island of St. Martin with much-needed... More »

Man Allegedly Killed Wife on Cruise Because of Laughing

Kenneth Manzanares was arrested after wife's body found in bloody cabin

(Newser) - A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday. Kenneth Manzanares was found in the couple's room on... More »

Woman Stuck in Alaska After Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

(Newser) - A couple who left on a two-week "trip of a lifetime" to see mountains and glaciers in Alaska in late April is now stuck in a hospital in Anchorage. Nancy and Paul Greathouse, who married later in life, had both recently retired after working for 40 years. This was... More »

What May Vanish From the Arctic by 2030

Scientists: There could be no more summer ice by then, thanks to climate change

(Newser) - Fancy an Arctic cruise? With climate change melting the planet's sea ice faster than ever, the globe's northern-most points could become a check on the well-traveled tourist's bucket list. That possibility is giving goose bumps to maritime experts who say safety measures are lacking. "It's... More »

Europe's Ancient Ports Have New Infestation: Tourists

Cruise ships bring in visitors by the tens of thousands daily

(Newser) - It all started with Venice. The Italian port city on the Adriatic Sea has seen its population dwindle since the 1950s as locals are forced out by what the BBC calls "hordes of cruise-ship visitors." Nowadays, the problem of cruise ship tourist invasion has spilled over to many... More »

Cruise Ship Just Misses Jet Skiers

Young women rescued right before Carnival Magic barreled into them off Florida coast

(Newser) - "There's people on a Jet Ski … right in front of the boat, and now we're going to hit the Jet Ski." That's an observer's play-by-play in a YouTube video now making the rounds after a very close call in Florida waters over the... More »

Man's Wife Vanished on a Cruise. He Told No One

Daniel Belling is now in jail in Rome

(Newser) - Daniel Belling, his wife, and their two children set off on an 11-day Mediterranean cruise on Feb. 9. Only three of them boarded a flight back to Dublin—or tried to. The 45-year-old German native was stopped for questioning at Rome's Ciampino Airport on Tuesday in connection with the... More »

Man Missing After Falling From Carnival Cruise Ship

Coast Guard is searching for the man

(Newser) - A Georgia man has reportedly fallen overboard from the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The wife of 24-year-old Kevin Wellons told ship officials around 8:30am Monday that her husband was missing; the ship's closed circuit TV system revealed he'd gone overboard from the 11th deck at around 2:... More »

Princess Cruises in Heap of Trouble Over Its 'Magic Pipe'

The cruise line will pay $40M for intentionally polluting the ocean

(Newser) - Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship's use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday. US Attorney Wifredo Ferrer told a news... More »

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