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Pullmantur Cruises launches the electronic music Waterland

Apr 12, 2017

From April 22, Pullmantur Horizon will be jam packed with 1800 ravers. The party will start in Alicante, Spain sailing to Malaga, Tarragona, Palma De Mallorca and of course Ibiza. The voyage will last eight days, with themed parties and a super night in Pacha, Ibiza.

Flo Rida Banned from Norwegian Cruise Line?

Apr 09, 2017

G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid and the rapper Waka Flocka Flame are officially banned from Norwegian Cruise Line over a poop-related prank on Gronk’s Party Ship, the cruise hosted in February 2016, by New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The Gronk cruise was on board Norwegian Pearl, and according to Whoo Kid, all celebrities from the VIP list are banned from NCL including Flo Rida, Redfoo, 3LAU, Sammy Adams, and Matt Riffe.

Balinese Crew Celebrate Galungan and Kuningan on Cruise Ships

Apr 07, 2017

This year the Galungan celebration started on April 4, when bamboo poles decorated with young coconut leaf line all over Bali. On this day the Hindu followers from Bali celebrate the victory of Dharma over Adharma, marking the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth. As explained by a fellow crew member, this is “the day Balinese will celebrate the kindness of humanity.”

Will Virgin Voyages make crew life better than the rest of the Cruise Lines?

Apr 07, 2017

Sir Richard Branson once said “Clients don’t come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” Now his philosophy towards the employees he will try to incorporate on his start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages.

Ex-Crew Member Saves Hundreds of People from Apartment Fire

Apr 07, 2017

Edmonton resident, Riza Kasikcioglu, saved hundreds of people from a fatal apartment fire reports Global News. According to the news outlet, the man didn’t hesitate and quickly reacted in order to help people in the apartment building after his wife noticed smoke rising across the street. 

Cruise Line cancels tours after slaughter of orca whales in St Vincent

Apr 05, 2017

The cruise ship TUI Discovery, operated by Thomson Cruises has canceled all its whale and dolphin watching tours in St. Vincent after two orca whales, were killed in front of its guests.

Suspected Norovirus Outbreak on Oceania Regatta

Apr 05, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports of a suspected norovirus outbreak on Oceania cruise ship, Regatta. According to the CDC official report, 21 out of 639 guests or (3.29%), and 1 crew member reported gastrointestinal symptoms during the current voyage.

NCL Adds 33 Sailings to Cuba on Norwegian Sky

Apr 04, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line announced 33 new trips to Cuba in the summer season 2018. The cruises, which will depart from Miami, will be operated by the cruise ship Norwegian Sky and all-inclusive 4 day voyages will include an overnight in Havana and a call at Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas. These new cruises will start on 26 March 2018.

Caribbean Princess evacuated due to bomb alert

Apr 01, 2017

Thousands of crew and contractors were evacuated off the cruise ship Caribbean Princess on Friday due to a Bomb scare. The Princess cruise ship was in dry-dock in Grand Bahama Shipyard when the bomb alert was announced at 9:30 am and shortly after, at around 10 am the captain order all on board to abandon the vessel.

Goodbye Legend of the Seas

Mar 31, 2017

After 22 years in service, Royal Caribbean cruise ship Legend of the Seas has retired. The vessel arrived at Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain on March 26, where it will be refurbished and rebranded as TUI Discovery 2 for Thomson Cruises. With the Legend of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International said farewell from the oldest vessel of the popular Vision Class ship. 

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