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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... 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 »

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 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 »

Not Into Cruises? This Ship Can Change Your Mind

The story of the biggest cruise ship to ever sail, the Symphony of the Seas

(Newser) - The largest cruise ship ever constructed set sail last month, prodding Oliver Franklin-Wallis to explore the drastic and mammoth ways in which such ship building has changed in the past three decades. In a fascinating piece for Wired UK , he introduces readers to Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises,... 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 »

On Cruise Ship, 5 Nights, 332 People Sick

Royal Caribbean stresses that outbreak affected only 6% of 5K on board

(Newser) - If a 6% chance of getting violently ill sounds like good odds, your ship has unfortunately already sailed: The latest outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the high seas struck Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, reports CNN , with at least 332 affected on the five-night cruise. "It was... More »

Once Aid Gets to Puerto Rico, There's Another Big Problem

Supplies are piling up at ports because of logistical logjams

(Newser) - Bad news for those booked on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas trip on Sept. 30: It's been canceled. The reason, however, is better news for residents of Puerto Rico. CNN reports that the ship will instead bring aid to San Juan, as well to the Virgin Islands,... 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 »

Plug In Your Phone Number, See if Robocallers Owe You

Calls about a cruise could get you up to $900

(Newser) - It's the best kind of revenge against robocallers: money in your pocket. The Miami Herald reports that people who got a call about a cruise may be due $300 to $900 thanks to a class-action lawsuit. To find out if you're eligible, you can plug in your phone... More »

Boy Critical After Near-Drowning on Cruise Ship

He was in the water for 8 to 10 minutes

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy who fell into a pool on a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey and nearly drowned is in critical condition, says the US Coast Guard. A rep tells the New York Daily News that the boy was in the water for eight to 10 minutes... More »

Royal Caribbean Asks 'Boaty McBoatface' Guy to Help Name Ship

He's offered a cruise as publicity stunt

(Newser) - Royal Caribbean has crowdsourced the public before to help it name its cruise ships, but it's tapping into a rather unusual source this time around: the guy who came up with "Boaty McBoatface." The company invited British bloke James Hand—whose "whimsical moniker," as a... More »

World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail

It will hold 6K passengers with a crew of 2K

(Newser) - The world's largest cruise ship just got its first taste of the open ocean, setting sail from France for a trial run on Thursday, the Guardian reports. The Harmony of the Seas, which will make its debut for Royal Caribbean International in May, is 1,187 feet long, 210... More »

Guy on Cruise Ship Falls Overboard; Search Underway

Coast Guard searching for missing Texan

(Newser) - A 46-year-old Texan is missing after falling 100 feet overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship sailing off the Florida coast, reports ABC News . Another passenger reported seeing the man, identified as David Mossman, fall from the Navigator of the Seas around 11pm Saturday; the Coast Guard took over the... More »

Violent Winter Storm Batters Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean passengers had to stay in their cabins

(Newser) - Passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship got an unexpected taste of life at sea on Sunday when their vessel ran into a savage winter storm off the coast of North Carolina, reports the Orlando Sentinel . The high winds and waves prompted the ship to order 4,000 passengers to... More »

Search for Man Who Jumped From Cruise Ship Called Off

More than 930 square nautical miles were searched with no luck

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has called off its search for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who intentionally jumped of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Friday in the Bahamas, NBC News reports. The search was called off Saturday, but not until more than 930 square nautical miles had been searched by boats, a... More »

Man Plummets Off Deck of Royal Caribbean Ship

Coast Guard searching waters near the Bahamas for 35-year-old

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man on a Royal Caribbean cruise went overboard early Friday morning, and the Coast Guard is now combing the waters near the Bahamas to find him, WESH 2 reports. Officials says staff on the Oasis of the Seas ship, now on its way back to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.... More »

The Grossest Details From Illness-Plagued Cruise

Royal Caribbean passenger stories are seriously nasty

(Newser) - The official illness tally from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that returned to New Jersey yesterday, two days ahead of schedule : 630 passengers and 54 employees. That's a 20-year cruise ship record, according to CDC data, and passengers tell CNN the true number is probably much higher, since some... More »

Cruise Ends Early After Gut Bug Sickens 300

Diarrhea, vomiting force 10-day Royal Caribbean cruise back to shore

(Newser) - A Royal Caribbean cruise liner is being forced to head to shore early after a stomach bug rapidly spread throughout the ship, resulting in hundreds of vomiting passengers. Some 303 people—281 of them passengers, which works out to 9% of the ship's guests—became sick with vomiting and... More »

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