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City Official's Idea to House Homeless: Cruise Liner

Oakland's city council president says it could house up to 1,000

(Newser) - A San Francisco Bay Area city official wants to explore the possibility of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people amid a high cost of living and a shortage of housing, the AP reports. Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan told a council meeting Tuesday... More »

Family Sues Cruise Line Over Toddler's Fatal Fall

Chloe Wiegand fell from what her grandfather says he didn't realize was an open window

(Newser) - The family of the toddler who died in a fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has spoken out against the company many times, and now they're suing. Chloe Wiegand's family, in a lawsuit they announced Wednesday in Indiana two days before what would have been Chloe's... More »

Grandpa Who Dropped Toddler From Cruise Ship Breaks Silence

Salvatore Anello says he thought there was glass in front of granddaughter

(Newser) - For the first time, an Indiana man accused of negligent homicide after his 18-month-old granddaughter fell to her death from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship is speaking publicly. In an interview with CBS News , Salvatore Anello recalls to David Begnaud what happened on that July day in Puerto Rico, when,... More »

Cruise Line Passenger Plummets to His Death

Brian Rice died of blunt force trauma, authorities say

(Newser) - Four stories is a long fall—and sadly, Brian Rice didn't survive it. The Carnival Cruise Line passenger died of blunt force trauma Friday after plummeting from the ninth deck to the fifth as the vessel returned to Miami, People reports. Medical staff on Carnival Horizon rushed to his... More »

First, a Name Repeated on the Intercom. Then: 'Man Overboard'

Coast Guard searching for 26-year-old who apparently jumped off Carnival Dream near Texas

(Newser) - Off the coast of Texas, a search is underway for a man who looks to have jumped off the balcony outside his room on a Carnival cruise. NBC News reports the US Coast Guard received a call shortly before 9pm Thursday that a Carnival Dream passenger, an unidentified 26-year-old man,... More »

Risky Cruise Photo Ends in Lifetime Ban

Woman in swimsuit climbed over balcony rail on Royal Caribbean ship

(Newser) - A swimsuit-clad woman who climbed over a cruise ship balcony for a death-defying photo better like the image because there will be no retakes. The unnamed woman was kicked off Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and banned from all future Royal Caribbean cruises, reports CNN . Fellow passenger Peter... More »

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 »

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