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Mom Who Fell Off Cruise Ship Was Sitting on Railing

Coast Guard ends search for Samantha Broberg

(Newser) - After days of searching a 4,300-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard halted its search early Monday for a Texas woman who fell off a cruise ship . The search was unable to find any trace of Samantha Broberg, who was a stay-at-home mother of four children,... More »

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Cruise Passenger

Security footage shows her falling overboard

(Newser) - Coast Guard ships and planes are searching the Gulf of Mexico for a woman believed to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship 10 hours after it left Galveston. Officials say that after 33-year-old Samantha Broberg was reported missing on the Carnival Liberty, a ship-wide search was carried out. A... More »

Royal Caribbean Asks 'Boaty McBoatface' Guy to Help Name Ship

He's offered a cruise as publicity stunt

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean has crowdsourced the public before to help it name its cruise ships, but it's tapping into a rather unusual source this time around: the guy who came up with "Boaty McBoatface." The company invited British bloke James Hand—whose "whimsical moniker," as a... More »

Cruise Company Charges Man Extra Because His Wife Died

They called it an $853 'rebooking fee'

(Newser) - In December, Colorado resident Tom Ast lost his wife of 45 years, Marilyn, to cancer, KDVR reports. On her death bed, Marilyn told Ast to go on the Mediterranean cruise they had planned before she became sick. He didn't want to at first but decided it would be a... More »

Swimmer Stranded at Sea Trying to Reach Cruise Ship

Woman, 65, tried to swim out to it

(Newser) - A 65-year-old British woman in Portugal's Madeira Islands tried to swim out to her passing cruise ship in the mistaken belief that her husband was on board, an official said Monday. She was rescued after four hours in the sea, reports the AP . Susan Brown told police that she... More »

Now Even You Can Sail 'Perilous' Northwest Passage

On a cruise ship

(Newser) - For more than three centuries, explorers tried and failed to find the Northwest Passage—a route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific via the frozen Canadian Arctic. Finally, in the early 20th century, an expedition led by Roald Amundsen prevailed. Now, more than 100 years after that, the cruise ship Crystal... More »

What It's Like to Cruise With Conspiracy Theorists

It's a floating gathering of people with alternative views on ... everything

(Newser) - Laura Eisenhower won't be casting a vote for Hillary Clinton come November. The former secretary of state is, she says, "definitely not human." And that's no insult: Chances are, Eisenhower truly believes Clinton is an extraterrestrial. The great-granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower was among a... More »

World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail

It will hold 6K passengers with a crew of 2K

(Newser) - The world's largest cruise ship just got its first taste of the open ocean, setting sail from France for a trial run on Thursday, the Guardian reports. The Harmony of the Seas, which will make its debut for Royal Caribbean International in May, is 1,187 feet long, 210... More »

Guy on Cruise Ship Falls Overboard; Search Underway

Coast Guard searching for missing Texan

(Newser) - A 46-year-old Texan is missing after falling 100 feet overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship sailing off the Florida coast, reports ABC News . Another passenger reported seeing the man, identified as David Mossman, fall from the Navigator of the Seas around 11pm Saturday; the Coast Guard took over the... More »

Violent Winter Storm Batters Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean passengers had to stay in their cabins

(Newser) - Passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship got an unexpected taste of life at sea on Sunday when their vessel ran into a savage winter storm off the coast of North Carolina, reports the Orlando Sentinel . The high winds and waves prompted the ship to order 4,000 passengers to... More »

Cruise Ship 'Miracle Baby' Finally Goes Home

Haiden Morgan, born 15 weeks prematurely, weighed just 1.5 pounds at birth

(Newser) - Little Haiden Morgan is finally back in Utah. The baby born 15 weeks prematurely in August on a Royal Caribbean cruise and not expected to live much past his birth was reunited with his family at Ogden Airport after spending 78 days at Miami Children's Hospital, Fox 13 reports.... More »

Woman Falls Off Cruise Ship During Floating Music Fest

Norwegian Pearl crew says she went overboard 'intentionally' near Cuba

(Newser) - For the second time in a week , a person has fallen overboard on a major cruise line's ship. The Miami Herald quotes an emailed statement from Norwegian Cruise Line that says an un-IDed woman was seen Thursday evening "intentionally going overboard" from the deck of the Norwegian Pearl,... More »

Search for Man Who Jumped From Cruise Ship Called Off

More than 930 square nautical miles were searched with no luck

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has called off its search for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who intentionally jumped of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Friday in the Bahamas, NBC News reports. The search was called off Saturday, but not until more than 930 square nautical miles had been searched by boats, a... More »

Man Plummets Off Deck of Royal Caribbean Ship

Coast Guard searching waters near the Bahamas for 35-year-old

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man on a Royal Caribbean cruise went overboard early Friday morning, and the Coast Guard is now combing the waters near the Bahamas to find him, WESH 2 reports. Officials says staff on the Oasis of the Seas ship, now on its way back to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.... More »

How a One-Pound Baby Born at Sea Was Kept Alive

Baby boy Haiden reached port just in time

(Newser) - Utah's Emily Morgan and her husband, Chase, thought a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise around the eastern Caribbean would be a relaxing way to celebrate their 3-year-old daughter's birthday, reports NPR . Morgan, 28, was still months away from her Dec. 19 due date, but during their second night on... More »

FBI on the Case of Woman Who Fell Off Cruise Ship

The 59-year-old reportedly went overboard while sailing to Bar Harbor, Maine

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard says the FBI is investigating after the body of a woman who fell off a cruise ship was pulled from waters off the coast of Massachusetts. The Portland Press Herald reports the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office plans to perform an autopsy on the 59-year-old's... More »

Woman Who 'Jumped' From Cruise Ship Wakes, Denies Jumping

Attempted murder investigation opened

(Newser) - Laura Stuardo fell from her cabin balcony on the Costa Fortuna cruise ship while it was docked in a Norwegian city on July 19, and authorities thought she had jumped—a theory she could neither confirm nor deny, as she was in a coma after being rescued. But now the... More »

Cruise Ship Accident Sends Passengers to Hospital

Vessel hit lock on St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate New York

(Newser) - A cruise ship trying to navigate a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway slammed into a wall last night, resulting in minor injuries to about two dozen passengers and crew, reports NBC News . All were treated and released at a hospital in Massena, New York, near the Canadian border, and... More »

Stranded Cruise Ship Freed Off Bermuda

No injuries reported on the Norwegian Dawn after at-sea ordeal

(Newser) - Thousands of passengers spent the night stranded, albeit in comfort a few miles off the coast of Bermuda. The Norwegian Cruise Line says that when its Norwegian Dawn ship temporarily lost power yesterday as it was departing a Bermudian port, the "propulsion was affected" and "the vessel made... More »

Virginia Tech Student Falls From Cruise Ship

Video shows 21-year-old male falling in the Bahamas

(Newser) - "We extend our heartfelt sympathy and concern for the family and loved ones of our missing guest." That's the sad statement from Carnival Cruise officials following the news that a Virginia Tech student fell from one of its ships early Sunday. The unnamed 21-year-old male was confirmed... More »

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