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Ammonia leak stops cruise passengers boarding on Seabourn Encore

Feb 24, 2017

The passengers boarding was interrupted on the cruise ship Seabourn Encore in Picton, New Zealand after a strange gas smell was noticed by the Port Marlborough authorities.  At the quayside of Port Marlborough, staff at the refrigeration plant had detected an ammonia leak by one of the refrigeration units. The terminal was then closed for about an hour, as well as Seabourn Encore, which was in the immediate vicinity.

P&O Pacific Dawn Enters Dry Dock in Singapore

Feb 24, 2017

The P&O Australia cruise ship, Pacific Dawn has entered dry dock for a multi-million dollar refurbishment in Singapore. Among many new features on board, the renewal will include the installation of two spectacular waterslides on the top open decks. New stylish restaurants will be included such as Mediterranean-inspired dining venue named Nic and Toni’s, and a seafood restaurant Shell & Bones.

Man accused of killing his wife on cruise ship

Feb 24, 2017

A terrible tragedy seems to have taken place on the cruise ship MSC Magnifica. According to the Italian police, a 45-year-old German passenger was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife during a 10-day Mediterranean cruise.

Cruise Line wins award for online crew training

Feb 23, 2017

At the prestigious Educational Fair Didacta in Stuttgart, Germany, the cruise company AIDA Cruises was awarded eLearning "Project of the Year" in the category "Learning Management System". AIDA Human Resources had previously applied with a fully automated online beginners training for newly hired crewmembers.

Harmony of the Seas delivers pizza to a stranded sailboat

Feb 21, 2017

Harmony of the Seas responded to an SOS emergency call from the US Coast Guard as a sailboat was in need of an assistance. The captain of the world’s largest cruise ship Gus Andersson, divert the course and headed north to take part in the search and rescue operation as the weather was getting windier. When the cruise ship reached the GPS coordinates provided by the US Coast Guard, speed boat with food and fuel was sent to the sailboat in need.

Holland America Line is raising the gratuities

Feb 21, 2017

Starting from May 1, 2017, guests on board Holland America Line ships will be charged according to the new prices of daily gratuities. According to the cruise company, passengers occupying the suites will pay $15 per guest per day, instead of the current $13.50, and guests staying in all other staterooms will be charged $13.50 per day instead of $12.50. Last time Holland America Line raised the graduates was in December 2015.

In Memoriam: Natko Nincevic - former Carnival Senior VP of Hotel Operations

Feb 20, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the former Carnival Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Natko Nincevic. The news of his sudden death was shared by the Cruise Industry News, today. Many of you onboard and onshore at Carnival Cruise Line knew Mr.

Royal Caribbean cancels Turkey in 2017

Feb 20, 2017

Royal Caribbean has canceled all cruise ship calls in Turkey for this year. Due to unpredictability in the country Brilliance, Rhapsody and Jewel of the Seas will not sail to Ephesus, Kusadasi in 2017. Instead, this port will be replaced with alternative destinations in the region such as Rhodes, Chania, and Mykonos in Greece. Kusadasi was the only port of call in Turkey added to Royal Caribbean 2017 cruise schedules.

NCL’s Wade Cleophas Wins ‘Bartender of the Year’ Award

Feb 18, 2017

Wade Cleophas representing Norwegian Cruise Line was crowned 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year in the finals held in Miami, on 13 February.

NCL to add 4 new class cruise ships

Feb 16, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has announced the order of four new class ships which will join the NCL fleet by the end of 2025. The first of four new concept cruise ships will be delivered in 2022 by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Each ship will cost 800 million euro and will be able to accommodate 3,300 passengers.

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