Royal Caribbean announced cancelation of the current voyage of Anthem of the Seas. The cruise ship is currently sailing to its homeport Cape Liberty, New Jersey and is expected to arrive on Wednesday, after encountering a strong storm in the Atlantic.
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas was caught in a hurricane-force winter storm in the Atlantic on the night of February 7. The winds of up to 115 MPH and 25 ft. waves rocked the giant cruise ship causing lot of mess in public areas and some damages in the ships interior.
Italian authorities seized 500 kilos of pure cocaine last week in a coordinated operation with Customs Agency - Anti-fraud unit and Prosecutor's Office - Anti-Mafia Directorate. This huge amount of cocaine was identified and seized on MSC cargo ship in one of the shipments destined for Ravenna, where the narcotic was probably intended for distribution throughout Northern Italy.
ABC released news article stating that Carnival Cruise Lines is among the travel companies allowing employees to avoid countries affected by the Zika virus outbreak. The cruise line announced that employees can change their schedules in order to avoid work in Zika affected counties.
This year Rio de Janeiro will receive a record number of 11 cruise ships for the world famous Carnival on Sunday, February 7th. Eight cruise ships will stay overnight docked at Pier Maua. Three cruise ships will arrive in the morning and depart in the late afternoon.
A life jacket of the cruise ship Costa Concordia was found on the Sardinian coast in Italy. After Concordia was wrecked on 13 January 2012, the life jacket floated the Mediterranean for four years, before it was found by a fisherman in the rocky coast line in Sardinia.
More than 150 Diamond Princess passengers and crew have reportedly suffering from gastrointestinal illness GI on the ships most resent voyage.The cruise ship docked this morning at Circular Quay in Sydney’s passenger terminal with 158 people affected by the Norovirus according to NSW Health Authorities.The pool was drained empty during the cruise as a precaution measure.Reportedly ship’s captain made announcement on the loudspeakers advising sick passengers to stay in their cabins.Sydney Local Health District's said that none of the passengers required hospitalization and there was no need
In honor of World Cancer Day marked on February 4, Holland America Line has raised $4.7 million thru their annual On Deck for a Cause program. The company said that this fund will benefit 6 international cancer organizations in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Holland, and Germany.