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Protesters in Piraeus Prevent Busses to Pick Up Royal Princess Passengers. Captain and the crew carrying luggage out of the port

Jun 17, 2016

Princess cruise ship passengers disembarking from Royal Princes in Piraeus, Athens were forced to walk all the way outside the Port in order to board the shuttle busses on temperatures up to 95 ºF. This unpleasant experience that no one will forget was due to port protests held on Saturday in the pier that didn’t allow shuttle busses to pick up the passengers and their luggage. Protesters of the Federation of Hellenic Port Workers prevented the busses to enter the pier and all crew members and the captain carried the luggage and assisted the angry passengers from 4 a.m.

Protests in France Force Harmony of the Seas to Cancel Marseille

Jun 15, 2016

Royal Caribbean International decided to cancel Harmony of the Seas arrival in Marseille, France scheduled for June 14, at the cruise terminal (MPCT) pier Léon-Gourret. The arrival in Marseille was canceled because of safety concerns by the culmination of the national protest against the Labor Law. 

Extreme Rescue from a Holland America Line Cruise Ship by a Helicopter and a Plane

Jun 14, 2016

129th Rescue Wing performs medical emergency evacuation of a passenger from a Holland America Line Cruise Ship in extreme weather conditions. Video also shows footage of an HC-130 refueling two HH-60 Pave Hawks during a training mission.

 

Medical Emergency: Carnival Liberty Returns to Galveston

Jun 14, 2016

Carnival Liberty returned to its homeport Galveston, Texas just hours after the cruise ship departed on Monday. The medical emergency alarm was sounded for a three-year-old girl who slipped through the stairs rail and fell two decks. The incident happened on deck 14 when the family was posing for a pictures by the rail when their toddler fell two decks bellow. The girl was quickly transferred to the ship medical center for assessment, and due to seriousness of the injury the decision was made by the ships doctor for emergency treatment on land.

Famous Chef Traveling on a Cruise Ship Arrested with Counterfeit Money

Jun 14, 2016

One of the most famous names in Brazilian gastronomy, Chef Dudu Camargo was arrested last Saturday by the police in Singapore. He was accused of carrying fake US dollars in the Marina Bay Sands casino. Accompanied by his wife, the chef was on gastronomic tour in Asia for a month visiting different cities on a cruise ship. Dudu was arrested in time when he was paying his casino bill.

Stephen Hawking Arrives in Tenerife on Cruise Ship

Jun 13, 2016

One of the most intelligent scientist in the world, Professor Stephen Hawking arrived on Sunday in Tenerife, Spain on a cruise ship. Stephen Hawking was welcomed on the pier in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where representatives of the Island authorities meet to welcome him. The renowned scientist arrived on the Island aboard the cruise ship P&O Britannia.

Celebrity Constellation Chef Arrested for Attempted Murder of his Supervisor

Jun 05, 2016

A 31 year old Jamaican chef, working onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Constellation was arrested by the Italian Police in Salerno for attempted murder. The 31 year old Jamaican crew member reportedly lost his temper after verbal argument with his supervisor, a 38 year-old Indian Head Chef. After the argument, the Jamaican with initials O.G. stabbed his supervisor in a stomach with a kitchen big knife.

Celebrity Infinity Crashes into dock in Alaska

Jun 05, 2016

Celebrity Infinity, struck one of the berths at the port of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Friday as the cruise ship was performing the docking maneuver. The incident happened on Friday at around 2:30 p.m. local time and according to the reports the ship tore off part of the platform and made a hole in its hull above the waterline. Luckily, the authorities on the dock noticed the approach was wrong and moved out of the way on time, but the ship still caused serious damage to the Berth Number 3. There are no injuries, but the damage is estimated between 2 and 3 million.

Power Outage on Carnival Elation

May 30, 2016

Carnival Elation experienced one-hour power outage at around 1:45 a.m. this morning, as the cruise ship was returning to its homeport Jacksonville. This caused the ship to arrive at 10:20 a.m. instead of scheduled arrival at 9:30 a.m. Some passengers in panic placed their lifejackets and headed to their muster stations. Carnival Cruise Line is reporting the outage as "short," and the situation was under control.

Dead whale discovered on bow of Holland America cruise ship

May 30, 2016

A dead fin whale was discovered on the bow of the Holland America cruise ship MS Zaandam early Sunday morning at around 5 a.m. just as the ship was preparing to dock in Seward. Investigators from NOAA and members of the Alaska SeaLife Center and Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network and were dispatched to the scene. It's too early to say if the whale was killed when struck by Zaandam or if was already dead when it became lodged on the cruise ship bow. Investigators will remove the whale and determinate the cause of the death and send it for a necropsy with a veterinary pathologist.

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