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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 »

Cruise Worker Tried to Kill Woman, Toss Her Overboard

Ketut Pujayasa says it was an act of revenge

(Newser) - A cruise worker angry over an alleged slight by a passenger says he took revenge by attacking and raping the woman and attempting to throw her overboard, authorities say. Ketut Pujayasa, 28, confessed to the Valentine's Day crime aboard Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam, which left Fort Lauderdale... More »

What It's Like to Take a Paula Deen Cruise

Caity Weaver did it so you wouldn't have to

(Newser) - Gawker writer Caity Weaver had to know what it was like to go on a weeklong cruise with Paula Deen , so she booked and recently completed the January 2014 Eastern Caribbean Paula Deen Cruise—and wrote nearly 7,000 words about the experience for Gawker , including a list of more... More »

Outbreak Hits Yet Another Cruise

But hey, at least customers get 20% off their next trip!

(Newser) - Just when you thought the cruise industry had used up its supply of terrible headlines, yet another voyage has been cut short because of illness. Federal health officials are investigating after more than 170 passengers and crew members became sick aboard the Caribbean Princess. The ship returned to port in... More »

5 Hot Events You Can Attend Next Year ... via Cruise Ship

From Mardis Gras to Carnival and beyond

(Newser) - Cruises are about more than just eating as much as possible, lounging by the pool, and wandering around port cities. As Fox News reports, they can also get you to some of the biggest events of the year. A sample:
  • Australian Open: One of the four annual Grand Slam tennis
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Latest Cruise Ship Drama: Fire Onboard

Everyone safe on Royal Caribbean ship

(Newser) - Another day, another example of why you should probably opt for a land-based vacation: A fire broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this morning, the AP reports. The good news: It was quickly extinguished and all passengers and crew members are safe. The Grandeur of the Seas left... More »

2 Fall Into Shark-Infested Waters on Carnival Cruise

Authorities searching for missing Australian couple

(Newser) - Two Carnival Cruise passengers are believed to have fallen overboard last night, and authorities are today searching 300 square nautical miles off Australia's east coast in hopes of finding them. The Australian couple were discovered missing as passengers disembarked this morning after the Carnival Spirit docked at Sydney's... More »

Carnival Plagued by Another Toilet Problem

Crown Princess suffers clogged toilets

(Newser) - Carnival? Toilet woes? Again? Yes, another ship was beset with toilet problems last week during a seven-day Caribbean cruise, the Houston Chronicle reports. A blockage caused toilets in 410 of the Crown Princess' staterooms—about a quarter of its cabins—to stop flushing, forcing passengers in those rooms to use... More »

Sewage Sloshing Through Halls of Disabled Cruise Ship

Carnival cruise ship a day away from port

(Newser) - The unhappiest place on Earth may currently be about 200 miles south of Alabama. The Carnival Triumph cruise ship continues its slow journey to that southern state via two tugboats after an engine-room fire took out its main power source on Sunday—leaving it adrift and disabling its water and... More »

Sail With Hot Bands on the Coachella Cruise

Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, others sign on

(Newser) - Perhaps you've always wanted to go to Coachella, but the idea of spending a weekend in a tent in the desert just didn't appeal to you. Well, good news, luxury lovers: Soon you can enjoy Coachella in the much swankier digs of a cruise ship. The music festival... More »

Two Americans Arrested for Gay Sex in Caribbean

Dominica police remove them from cruise ship, and ship leaves port

(Newser) - Dominica police arrested two California men yesterday for having gay sex, which is illegal on the island nation. The men were on a Caribbean cruise hosted by Atlantis Events, which specializes in gay travel, the AP reports. Police boarded the ship after someone on the docks saw the two men... More »

Cranky Costa Allegra Passengers Return to Shore

Cruise-gone-wrong full of overflowing toilets, and very hot

(Newser) - The passengers of the Costa Allegra are back on dry land today, and while their voyage didn't end as tragically as the Costa Concordia, let's just say it wasn't the paradise they envisioned. "The toilets were running over, there was no electricity. It was very hot,... More »

Titanic Anniversary Cruise Sells Out

1,350 passengers, 500 crew to set sail from Southampton, UK

(Newser) - It seems about 1,350 brave souls are willing to tempt fate big-time: Every passenger slot on the MS Balmoral's Titanic Memorial Cruise has been booked. The ship will depart on April 8 from Southampton, UK; steam toward 41°43'57"N, 49°56'49"W; and spend two... More »

Not Claustrophobic, With $60K? See the Titanic

Trip of a lifetime takes you to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

(Newser) - If your favorite line from all of cinema is "I'm the king of the world," this opportunity to be king of the deep will probably delight: a two-week cruise, whose highlight is a dive to see the Titanic. Yep, the Titanic that sits at the bottom of... More »

Children's Bodies Found in Volga River Disaster

About 50 people, mostly children, discovered in interior room

(Newser) - A tragic confirmation from the Russian Volga river disaster : Divers searching the sunken cruise ship discovered the bodies of about 50 people, mostly children, in one of the ship's recreation areas. The children were known to have been brought to the interior area minutes before the ship went down... More »

41 Dead, 80 Missing After Russia Cruise Ship Sinks

80 rescued thus far in Volga disaster

(Newser) - The numbers are getting worse: 41 people, including five children, are dead, with more than 80 still missing after an overpacked cruise ship sank on the Volga River in Russia yesterday afternoon. An official now says the Bulgaria was carrying 208 people—far more than the 120 it was licensed... More »

Foxy Brown Booted From Cruise Over Manicure Mess

Rapper had to fly home from Cayman Islands

(Newser) - Foxy Brown does not have a good track record when it comes to beauty salons. The rapper was kicked off a Royal Caribbean cruise over a nail-related meltdown, TMZ reports. Brown, who had performed the day before the incident, showed up three hours late to a manicure appointment on the... More »

Dinner Cruise Stranded Overnight in High Winds

Missouri lake boat runs aground amid strong winds

(Newser) - A dinner cruise on a Missouri lake showboat turned into a 17-hour ordeal for 643 passengers and crew Saturday night. The Branson Belle was stranded overnight, wrenched against the shore of Table Rock Lake after running aground due to strong winds and choppy water, the News-Leader reports. Drinking and gambling... More »

Tea Party Dropped $103K on Miller Strategy Cruises

Critics not happy with lavish accommodations

(Newser) - The Tea Party Express took to the high seas this past summer, spending $103,000 to send six political action committee staffers on four back-to-back cruises over seven weeks. Of course, they were working the whole time—strategizing for Alaska’s upset-winner Joe Miller while at sea, and holding press... More »

Luxury Vacation of Future: Aircruises

Inventive company unveils design for a 21st-century airship

(Newser) - Cruise passengers of the near future could be floating above the Earth in colossal kite-shaped craft if design firm Seymourpowell's plans take off from the drawing board. The firm, whose work was sponsored by Samsung, says its Aircruise concept could someday be a leisurely, environmentally friendly alternative to flying for... More »

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