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Woman Dies on Cruise Ship Headed to Aruba

FBI, local authorities are investigating after incident involving 52-year-old

(Newser) - Not many details are out yet, but it's a big enough story that the FBI is now involved. ABC News reports that both local and federal authorities are investigating the Tuesday death of a 52-year-old woman on Princess Cruises' Royal Princess cruise ship. The vessel had departed its Florida... More »

Groom-to-Be Dies on Bachelor Party Cruise

Christopher McGrory's fiancee describes a 'broken heart'

(Newser) - With less than two months to go until his wedding, Florida's Christopher McGrory boarded Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica ship planning to celebrate his last days as a bachelor. But the party was short-lived, per the Palm Beach Post . In what his fiancee calls "a tragic... More »

Titanic II Will Sail Same Route as Original

Replica will make maiden voyage in 2022

(Newser) - The makers of the Titanic II aren't boasting about it being "unsinkable"—but they do promise it will have much better iceberg-detection technology than the original, along with plenty of lifeboats. Blue Star Line Cruises says the replica ship, which was delayed for years by a financial... 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 »

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 »

They Left the Cruise to See Mayan Ruins. Then, a Crash

11 passengers and Mexican guide are killed

(Newser) - A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on an excursion to Mayan ruins in southeastern Mexico flipped over on a narrow highway Tuesday, killing 11 tourists, including a child, and their Mexican tour guide. Around 20 other people were injured, officials say. Seven Americans and two Swedes are among the injured,... 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 »

Cruise Ship Docks in Alaska, Makes Sad Find on Its Bow

A dead humpback whale

(Newser) - A cruise ship reached an Alaska port with a surprise on its bow: the carcass of a humpback whale. Per the AP , the Grand Princess, a 949-foot ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, pulled into Ketchikan Wednesday morning with the marine mammal lodged on its submerged, bulbous bow, a device... More »

Fight Breaks Out on Cruise Ship, Then a Death

Utah woman found dead after 'domestic dispute,' FBI says

(Newser) - A 39-year-old Utah woman is dead after an apparent domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship off Alaska, and a suspect is in custody, the AP reports. The FBI released no names and few details about the incident ahead of a planned news conference on Thursday, but passengers aboard the Emerald... More »

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