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Toddler Dies After Grandfather Dangles Her From Cruise Ship

Puerto Rico authorities say the man lost his grip on Indiana girl

(Newser) - A family cruise turned tragic Sunday afternoon when an 18-month-old girl died after her grandfather dangled her outside an 11th-story window on the ship and then lost his grip. Authorities tell the AP the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the time.... More »

DOJ: Carnival Re-Polluted, Then Tried to 'Drown Its Deceit'

Cruise company ordered to pay $20M on top of previous $40M for pollution violations, cover-up

(Newser) - Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice—still shame on you, and you're going to pay big for it. That's essentially the Justice Department's message to Carnival Corporation, which just got busted, again, for its ships polluting the waters they sail in, and for trying... More »

Cruise Ship Plows Into Tourist Boat, Dock

Big boat in Venice fails to put the brakes on

(Newser) - A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning. Italian media reported that at least five people were injured in the crash, reports the AP . The collision happened about 8:30am on the Giudecca Canal, a major... More »

5 Killed in Mid-Air Crash of Alaska Sightseeing Planes

Both floatplanes carried cruise ship passengers

(Newser) - Two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided in mid-air in Alaska on Monday, killing at least five people, Princess Cruises says. The cruise line says four passengers and a pilot were killed in the crash over George Inlet near Ketchikan, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The Federal Administration Aviation says... More »

Officials: Scientology Ship Quarantined Over Measles

Nearly 300 people are stuck on the Freewinds docked in St. Lucia

(Newser) - On the Freewinds cruise ship, there's one person currently being kept in isolation with the measles—while nearly 300 others are being kept on board at a port in St. Lucia. The 440-foot-long ship has been quarantined since Monday due to a female crew member's measles diagnosis, meaning... More »

Cruise Ship Rescues 23 Adrift for Days in Gulf of Mexico

22 left Cuba in a wooden boat

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard says it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for days in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard statement issued Sunday says 22 Cubans started traveling on a wooden boat from Cuba to Mexico before losing power and drifting three days. A... More »

Crazy Viking Cruise Ship Evacuation Is Over

After nearly 500 airlifted in dangerous conditions, ship regains engine power, is towed to shore

(Newser) - The Viking Ocean Cruises drama on the high seas is over: Rescuers airlifted 479 passengers from the Viking Sky after the behemoth cruise ship's engines stalled in high seas Saturday off the coast of Norway, reports CNN . With 436 passengers and 458 crew still remaining on the ship, it... More »

Crazy Evacuation for 1,300 Cruise Passengers

They're airlifted to Norway amid 43mph winds

(Newser) - Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation, the AP reports. The Norwegian... More »

Guy's Crazy Stunt Gets Him Banned From Cruise Line

Video shows Nick Naydev leaping off 11th deck of docked ship

(Newser) - Maybe the only sane thing about a man's leap from the 11th deck of a cruise ship is that the ship was docked at the time. Nick Naydev, a 27-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, posted video to Instagram showing him leaping off Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas into... More »

Teen Dies in Fall From Cruise Ship

He tried to climb into room from balcony

(Newser) - A teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti, officials say. The Broward Medical Examiner's Office in Florida on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death, the Sun Sentinel reports. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his... More »

Cruise Cut Short by Norovirus Outbreak

Some 500 people were sickened

(Newser) - A Royal Caribbean cruise ship is returning to port a day early after a norovirus outbreak left hundreds of passengers and crew “gravely ill,” People reports. The Oasis of the Seas is set to arrive at Port Canaveral in Florida on Saturday “after an episode of gastrointestinal... More »

Entertainer Missing From World's Biggest Cruise Ship

Rescue crews searching the sea for Arron Hough, 20

(Newser) - A 20-year-old entertainer on the world's largest cruise ship is missing after he was believed to have gone overboard early on Christmas Day. The US Coast Guard is searching for Arron Hough of Britain , who had been a performer in the musical Grease aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of... More »

Cruise Ship Saves Men Who Spent 20 Days Adrift

Royal Caribbean liner spotted them through 'pure luck'

(Newser) - It's going to be a merry Christmas for the families of two Costa Rican fishermen who spent nearly three weeks adrift after their boat ran out of fuel. Royal Caribbean International says its Empress of the Seas cruise ship rescued the two men Friday night after it spotted a... More »

Man Climbed Cruise Ship Rail, Went Overboard

The 22-year-old man was autistic

(Newser) - A cruise company says an autistic 22-year-old missing since Sunday had climbed over a ship's deck rail, going overboard during a cruise from Alabama to the western Caribbean, the AP reports. Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line provided a statement from Luke Renner's family, sent by a public relations firm.... More »

Man’s Fall From Cruise Ship ‘Was an Intentional Act’

The ship was headed to Miami after a four-day trip

(Newser) - A vacation nightmare: A man on Friday went overboard from a cruise ship about 35 miles off the Florida Keys. The US Coast Guard was searching for the unidentified 26-year-old who plummeted from the Carnival Victory, using a plane, helicopter, and cutter, per CNN . "Sadly, all the facts surrounding... More »

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 »

Couple 'Flabbergasted' by What They Found in Room During Cruise

Chris and Dana White say they discovered hidden camera on Carnival's Fantasy

(Newser) - They set sail aboard the Carnival Fantasy, but a Florida couple's experience aboard the cruise ship was less fantasy, more creepy nightmare. While some couples find towels adorably folded into the shapes of animals in their cabins, Chris and Dana White say they instead stumbled upon a hidden camera... 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 »

Children Now Banned From Major Cruise Line

No more under-18s on Viking Cruises

(Newser) - Viking Cruises says it has listened to its customers and given them what they asked for: no children. The Switzerland-based company, which restricted its ocean voyages to people over 18 when it launched the service in 2015, says it will no longer accept bookings for children on its river cruises,... More »

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