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Cruise Ship Leaves 8 Passengers Behind in Africa
Cruise Ship Left 8 Behind,
Nightmare Commences

Cruise Ship Left 8 Behind, Nightmare Commences

Norwegian Cruise Line says they were late returning from an excursion

(Newser) - Eight passengers who were left behind when their Norwegian Cruise Line ship departed from the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe are scrambling to meet back up with the ship and rejoin the cruise. Jill and Jay Campbell of South Carolina tell WPDE and WMBF that...

Shipyard Completes World's Biggest Cruise Ship
World's Biggest
Cruise Ship
Makes Rescue

World's Biggest Cruise Ship Makes Rescue

Icon of the Seas crew picks up 14 people adrift on a small boat

(Newser) - The crew of the world's largest cruise ship has pulled 14 people clinging to a tiny boat to safety. The new Icon of the Seas was on a Miami-Honduras run when the small craft, with a white flag being waved from it, was spotted on Sunday, the AP reports,...

Passenger Dies on 'Epic' Cruise Around the World

Royal Caribbean confirms death of passenger on Serenade of the Seas

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise promises "the most epic world cruise ever," with the chance to spend nine months aboard the Serenade of the Seas visiting dozens of countries around the globe. But just two months after the ship set sail from Miami, "a guest sailing...

'Life at Sea' Customers Fight to Get Their Money Back

They claim misrepresentation and fraud in wake of failed 3-year-old cruise

(Newser) - The people who signed up for a now-canceled three-year Life at Sea cruise around the world didn't just see their dreams evaporate. They saw their money disappear, too, they say, and they're hoping a US attorney will help them get it back. The Washington Post reports it obtained...

'Cruise That Will Really Never Stop' Set for May

You'll fork over at least $115K to spend entire 3.5-year circumnavigation on Villa Vie Odyssey

(Newser) - If you're one of the disgruntled customers who just saw their three-year cruise of a lifetime with Life of the Seas nixed last month , there's something else coming up that may float your boat. The Washington Post reports that Villa Vie Residences has announced the recent purchase of...

Cruise Passengers Disembark to Find Their Cars Flooded

Carnival passengers are upset after storm raged through Charleston while they were at sea

(Newser) - No one ever wants their vacation to end, but for a group of recent Carnival passengers, their arrival back on terra firma served up an extra dollop of angst. Charleston City Paper reports that a nor'easter swept through downtown Charleston on Sunday, flooding the parking lot owned by South...

Bahamas Cruise Rerouted to Boston, Maine, Canada

'We thought it was a joke,' passenger says

(Newser) - Passengers who had booked a cruise from New York City to the Bahamas were told the night before departure that they had a choice: Cancel their vacation, or go to Canada. MSC Cruises said the itinerary was changed at the last minute due to "unseasonable and rapidly worsening weather,...

'I'm Very Sad, Angry, and Lost': 3-Year Cruise Is Canceled
'I'm Very Sad, Angry, and Lost':
3-Year Cruise Is Canceled
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'I'm Very Sad, Angry, and Lost': 3-Year Cruise Is Canceled

Life at Sea Cruises says it doesn't have the funding for a ship

(Newser) - "Although we are all disappointed and frustrated that we didn't sail this time, it is important to us that you feel positive overall about your experience with us." That's unlikely. The message was issued to would-be passengers of Life at Sea Cruises' inaugural three-year voyage, who...

In a Remote Part of Greenland, a Cruise Ship Is Stuck
Cruise Ship Pulled
Free After 3 Days

Cruise Ship Pulled Free After 3 Days

Vessel ran aground in a remote part of Greenland

(Newser) - A luxury cruise ship that ran aground in a remote part of Greenland above the Arctic Circle has been freed after three days, reports the AP . A fisheries research vessel came to the rescue earlier than expected and managed to pull the MV Ocean Explorer free at high tide on...

Cruise Passengers Get a Gory Welcome to Port: the 'Grind'

Ship arrived in Faroe Islands as 78 pilot whales were being slaughtered, a centuries-old tradition

(Newser) - It's not a sight you especially want to see as your cruise ship pulls into port. But as Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambition approached Torshavn, the capital of Denmark's self-governing Faroe Islands, over the weekend, the water was red with blood, leaving passengers horrified. What happened on Sunday,...

This Gone Girl Cruise Was Weirder Than You Could Imagine

There was no murder mystery, but grisly photos were shown

(Newser) - If it sounds more like fiction than reality, it was, kind of: an eight-day "Gone Girl Cruise" hosted by the author of the book of the same name. For Imogen West-Knights, it spurred questions, among them, "How can a cruise be themed around a book about a woman...

Cruise Ship Passenger Killed in Shark Attack

The US mom was snorkeling when she suffered fatal bites from bull shark

(Newser) - An American cruise ship passenger has died in a rare shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas. The 58-year-old mother from Pennsylvania was on a snorkeling excursion near a private island off Nassau shortly after 2pm Tuesday when a bull shark attacked, officials said, adding that relatives witnessed the encounter...

CDC: Don't Take a Cruise Right Now
CDC: Don't Take
a Cruise Right Now

CDC: Don't Take a Cruise Right Now

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian cancel sailings among new COVID surge

(Newser) - If you've got tickets for an upcoming cruise, better check with your cruise line. This week, two major operators canceled near-future sailings amid the latest COVID surge, starting with Norwegian on Wednesday, reports USA Today . "Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, crew, and...

COVID Outbreak on Cruise Ship: 'They Were So Overwhelmed'

4 dozen passengers, crew on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas tested positive

(Newser) - About four dozen passengers and crew on a Dec. 11 sailing on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas tested positive for COVID before the ship made it back to Miami on Saturday, the cruise line announced. USA Today reports the number as 44 infected, while NBC Miami puts it...

Parents of 3-Year-Old Suing Disney Cruises for $20M

Lawsuit alleges another child sexually assaulted toddler in front of staff

(Newser) - Parents of a child in Vermont are suing the Disney Cruise Line for $20 million. They say their 3-year-old daughter was groped by a “significantly older child” while being looked after in the Oceaneer Club daycare for passengers ages 3-12, WCAX reports. They say their daughter was restrained, and...

By Air or by Sea, a Vax to Travel in Canada You'll Need

Nation announces air travelers, cruise ship passengers will soon need the jab

(Newser) - Canada opened its doors to fully vaccinated Americans on Monday, causing cars to back up at the border for hours. On Friday, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra made a new travel-related announcement: By sometime this autumn, air travelers, cruise ship passengers, and those taking the train from province to province in...

Norwegian Cruises: 1, State of Florida: 0.

Company wins temporary stay against Florida's ban on businesses asking for vaccine passports

(Newser) - On Sunday, the Norwegian Gem will set sail to the Caribbean out of Miami, the cruise line's first sailing from Florida since the pandemic shuttered the cruise industry last year. Now, a judge has just given the parent company a win on its quest to make sure all passengers...

Vax Fight Between Cruise Line, Florida Heats Up

Norwegian wants 100% of crew, passengers vaxxed, sues Fla., which says that's discrimination

(Newser) - The cruise industry is taking shaky steps back into the water, and Norwegian Cruise Line just made a move it hopes will help keep its business safe and afloat. On Tuesday, the company sued Scott Rivkees, the surgeon general of Florida, over the state's ban against businesses asking for...

Royal Caribbean Takes '2 Steps Forward and One Step Back'

Line postpones sailings of new Odyssey of the Seas after 8 vaxxed crew members test positive

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean has been giving a hard push to promotions for its new Odyssey of the Seas ship , which the company vows will "turn wanderlust into reality." That reality will have to wait, however, as now it's "two steps forward and one step back," per...

Billionaire's Pandemic Cruise Does Not Go Well
Billionaire's Pandemic
Cruise Does Not Go Well
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Billionaire's Pandemic Cruise Does Not Go Well

Girlfriend and mother of hockey club owner Eugene Melnyk file suit against their captain

(Newser) - The pandemic getaway cruise was a bust. The ensuing lawsuits are a hoot. Back in December, the billionaire owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators chartered a $500,000-a-week superyacht to sail around the Bahamas, reports CTV News . Now, two lawsuits from the girlfriend and the mother of Eugene Melnyk...

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