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Boy Critical After Near-Drowning on Cruise Ship

He was in the water for 8 to 10 minutes

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy who fell into a pool on a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey and nearly drowned is in critical condition, says the US Coast Guard. A rep tells the New York Daily News that the boy was in the water for eight to 10 minutes... 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Grossest Details From Illness-Plagued Cruise

Royal Caribbean passenger stories are seriously nasty

(Newser) - The official illness tally from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that returned to New Jersey yesterday, two days ahead of schedule : 630 passengers and 54 employees. That's a 20-year cruise ship record, according to CDC data, and passengers tell CNN the true number is probably much higher, since some... More »

Cruise Ends Early After Gut Bug Sickens 300

Diarrhea, vomiting force 10-day Royal Caribbean cruise back to shore

(Newser) - A Royal Caribbean cruise liner is being forced to head to shore early after a stomach bug rapidly spread throughout the ship, resulting in hundreds of vomiting passengers. Some 303 people—281 of them passengers, which works out to 9% of the ship's guests—became sick with vomiting and... More »

Dozens Get Stomach Bug on Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean trip isn't much fun for 70 on board

(Newser) - Nearly 70 passengers aboard a Royal Caribbean ship are recovering after falling ill with what’s believed to be a stomach virus. The Majesty of the Seas returned to port in Miami yesterday after a four-day cruise to the Bahamas and Key West that turned seriously unpleasant for dozens aboard.... More »

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 »

Cruise Returns to Port With Norovirus Outbreak

As many as 200 infected on Royal Caribbean voyage in Florida

(Newser) - Lately, the cruise industry has had it rough . Really , really , really rough. The hits kept on coming today, as a Royal Caribbean ship returned to port in the Everglades bearing a lot of angry passengers thanks to yet another norovirus outbreak—the second such incident in as many weeks, CBS... More »

Paula Deen's Assistant Not a Fan of Her Family Cruise

Likens it to a 'floating nursing home'

(Newser) - Maybe Brandon Branch forgot that tweets are public? Because there must be some such explanation for why Paula Deen's assistant thought it would be a good idea to tweet that the celebrity chef's Royal Caribbean cruise is like "a floating nursing home," complaining that "everyone... More »

After a Day Adrift, Stricken Cruise Ship Arrives at Port

Azamara Quest lost power after a fire, had 1K people aboard

(Newser) - A luxury cruise ship stranded at sea for 24 hours because of a fire has safely reached a Malaysian port. The Azamara Quest was adrift off the southern Philippines for 24 hours with 1,000 people aboard after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms Friday night. It restored propulsion... 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 »

In Ravaged Haiti, Cruise Ships Still Dock

Passengers jet ski, sunbathe 60 miles from earthquake devastation

(Newser) - Despite the fact that the epicenter of Haiti’s deadly earthquake is just 60 miles away, cruise ships are still visiting private Labadee beach. Though Royal Caribbean defended its decision to dock Friday, some customers are “sickened,” the Guardian reports. “I just can't see myself sunning on... More »

Cruise Line Unveils Kid-Tracking Bracelets

Wrist bands allow parents to keep tabs on young'uns

(Newser) - Don’t trust your kids to roam wild on a cruise ship? Neither does Royal Caribbean, which has unveiled an electronic bracelet that allows parents to track their movements onboard. The bracelets will work in conjunction with the cruise line’s new iPhone rental service, USA Today explains. All children... More »

'Swine Flu Ship' Docks In France

France, Belgium see first swine flu deaths

(Newser) - A cruise ship carrying 60 crew members diagnosed with swine flu and 70 more showing symptoms has docked in southern France, the BBC reports. The infected will receive onboard treatment in Villefranche-sur-Mer. French officials say Spanish authorities confirmed the diagnosis, but Royal Caribbean, which owns the Voyager of the Seas,... More »

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