A seriously injured crew member working on Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, was airlifted in the early hours on Thursday. The medical evacuation was executed while the vessel was sailing 80 kilometers southeast of Wellington, New Zealand.
On the night of January 11, in the Baltic Sea, a passenger cruise ferry operated by Tallink, was hit by a raging storm with waves up to 7-8 meters. According to the Finnish weather service the maximum, measured wave reached 14 meters, which is highest recorded wave in the Baltic Sea. The 2,480 passenger capacity ship Tallink Isabelle, was on its way from Riga to Stockholm when it experienced the storm.
A Holland America Line cruise ship waiter working on MS Veendam was arrested in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. Broward County Sheriff's office arrested the26-year-old Indonesian crew member Gede Sukrantara from Bali, on charges of committing a lewd and lascivious act involving a minor.
In a news release, under the title “Even More FlowRiders to Spread Across Royal Caribbean Fleet” the company manufacturing the surf simulators for Royal Caribbean has leaked the name of the fourth Oasis Class ship. According to FlowRider Inc, the leading manufacturer of sheet wave simulators, the next Royal Caribbean ship, currently under construction in STX shipyard in France, will be named Symphony of the Seas.
The Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri Group, has signed a letter of intention, through the Norwegian subsidiary Vard, for design and construction of a new passenger cruise ship. The luxury vessel worth $118 million will be 145 meters long and 20 meters wide, and capacity to accommodate 220 passengers.
This year Cunard Line will feature prestigious lecturers on board their ships in what is named as Cunard Insights program. The company will offer a selection of special cruises that will be highlighted by the presence of writers, actors and directors and athletes. Among the lecturers will be Bryan Batt. TV audiences know Bryan Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award performance as Salvatore Romano in the television series Mad Men, and his performance in Ugly Betty and NCIS: New Orleans.
MSC Cruises, today started works on their private island “Ocean Cay Marine Reserve” in the Bahamas. The visionary project was officially inaugurated yesterday afternoon in the Bahamian capital Nassau, where Prime Minister Perry Christie and Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago, signed a 100-year lease that will allow MSC Cruises to occupy and develop their activities on the island.