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Royal Caribbean Moves to Block Volcano Eruption Suits

On NZ disaster, cruise line says it can only be sued in Australia, not US where it's headquartered

(Newser) - One of the world's largest cruise companies is taking legal action halfway around the world to prevent it from being sued in the US over the deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island. Most of the 47 people on the island when it erupted on Dec. 9,...

So About the COVID Scare on That Cruise Ship...

Elderly man actually didn't have the virus, officials now say of false alarm off Singapore

(Newser) - That "cruise to nowhere" off of Singapore could have stayed out in nowhere for a little longer after all. Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas returned to port on Wednesday, a day earlier than the pleasure cruise was expected to, after an elderly man on board reportedly tested...

This Is Not the 2am Wakeup Call You Want on a Cruise Ship

Passengers on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas are stuck in Singapore port after COVID case

(Newser) - Passengers on a Royal Caribbean "cruise to nowhere" really can't go anywhere—they're not even allowed to leave their rooms after a fellow shipmate tested positive for COVID-19, the Straits Times reports. In a Wednesday statement, Singapore Tourism Board rep Annie Chang says the 83-year-old Singaporean man...

First Caribbean Cruise Since March Does Not Go Well

10% of passengers have tested positive, according to a reporter on the ship

(Newser) - Precautions were taken. And still some 10% of guests aboard the first cruise to the Caribbean since March have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a reporter on the ship. SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream 1 set out for a seven-night cruise to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada...

Grandfather Pleads Guilty in Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

'Sam' Anello was charged with recklessly causing fatal fall of Chloe Wiegand

(Newser) - A criminal case against a grandfather charged in the fatal plunge of his young granddaughter on a cruise ship is over. Salvatore "Sam" Anello of Indiana has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death last year of 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand, reports NBC News . The plea means he will...

For One Cruise Line, Things Are Looking ...Good?

Or better, at least, for Royal Caribbean

(Newser) - Eager to hop aboard a cruise ship amid the coronavirus pandemic? You may not be, but apparently quite a few people are. Royal Caribbean reported Monday that there have been a "remarkable" number of bookings for its cruises sailing next year, citing "pent-up demand" from people stuck at...

Grandfather Will Plead Guilty in Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

Sam Anello won't face jail time, lawyer says

(Newser) - An Indiana grandfather has decided to take a plea deal instead of trying to clear his name after the fatal fall that killed 18-month-old Chloe Weigand last year. Attorney Michael Winkleman tells NBC that Sam Anello has decided to plead guilty to a charge of negligent homicide brought by authorities...

Royal Caribbean: 'Reckless' Grandpa Leaned Out Window First

Cruise line blames Sam Anello in Chloe Wiegand's death

(Newser) - A horrible twist to the already unimaginable story of the 18-month-old who fell to her death from the 11th story of a Royal Caribbean ship: The cruise line says the tot's grandfather first leaned out the open window before leaning down to pick her up. Salvatore "Sam" Anello,...

Plea Deal a Possibility in Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

Sam Anello was charged with negligent homicide in the death of Chloe Wiegand

(Newser) - A plea deal is on the table for the grieving grandfather charged with negligent homicide in the July death of his 18-month-old granddaughter , Chloe Wiegand. The news comes as surveillance video of the toddler's 11-story fall from the open window of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was leaked to...

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...

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,...

Lawyer: Cruise Ship Video of Toddler's Fall Exonerates Grandpa

Surveillance video is being used as evidence in Indiana man's Puerto Rico trial

(Newser) - The lawyer for Salvatore Anello says his client thought he was holding his 18-month-old granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand, up to a closed window on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship before she fell to her death in July—and surveillance video of the tragic incident will prove that to be the case....

Grandfather Charged in Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

Salvatore Anello faces manslaughter charge in girl's fall through open window

(Newser) - The grandfather who'd been holding a toddler before she fell to her death from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in July is facing a new heartbreak: charges of negligent manslaughter. Prosecutors in Puerto Rico say Salvatore Anello "negligently exposed" 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand, who fell through an open window...

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...

Parents of Toddler Who Died in Fall: We Blame Cruise Line

Chloe Wiegand's family speaks out on 'unfathomable' loss

(Newser) - The parents who lost their 18-month-old daughter in a tragic accident aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship are speaking out publicly for the first time since their "unfathomable" loss. Chloe Wiegand was with her grandfather in a children's play area on the 11th story of the ship, which...

Lawyer Explains Toddler's Fall From Cruise Ship Window

He says Royal Caribbean is at fault for Chloe Wiegand's death

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of the 1-year-old girl who fell 11 stories to her death Sunday while aboard a docked cruise ship in Puerto Rico says the fault lies with Royal Caribbean, not the child's grandfather. Michael Winkleman says in a statement picked up by WSBT that Chloe...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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