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Woman missing from Carnival Liberty Identified as Samantha Broberg

May 14, 2016

A 33-year-old woman identified as Samantha Broberg is missing from a Carnival Liberty cruise ship. The ships crew advised guests to return to their staterooms in order to conduct detail search all over Carnival Liberty. The onboard search teams didn’t found Samantha Broberg and Carnival Liberty notified U.S. Coast Guard about the missing person. According to a passenger onboard , the announcement was made that the missing woman did indeed fall overboard, according to the ships cameras.

Carnival released the following statement:

High Speed Internet on All NCL Ships by the End of July 2016

May 13, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that in the coming months will quadruple the current bandwidth in the entire fleet, in order to meet the growing expectations of the guests regarding the use of the Internet. This enhancement is part of a long-term strategic agreement with EMC to greatly improve the level of satisfaction in using the Internet on board all ships of the company. To support the new WiFi network, the ships will add  technological upgrades worth several million dollars before the end of June, in order to increase the performance and bandwidth.

Coast Guard evacuates pregnant refugee from NCL cruise ship

May 13, 2016

The news agency Russia Today released a video on youtube by the Italian Coast Guard evacuating a pregnant refugee woman from NCL cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Sicily, on Thursday.  The footage was released by the Coast Guard on Friday showing helicopter landing on the Norwegian cruise ship, before crew escort the pregnant woman into the helicopter.

MSC Cruises introduces new campaign "Not any cruise"

May 13, 2016

Inspired by its Mediterranean heritage, the campaign was developed to support the global growth plan of the company. To support the second phase of the expansion of its fleet, MSC Cruises, implemented an investment plan large-scale, long-term, covering a horizon of more than ten years, from 2014 to 2026 to enter service boats the new generations Meraviglia Meraviglia Plus, Seaside and World Class.

Crew Members Report Humiliating Treatment by Security Officers in Fort Lauderdale

May 13, 2016

Holland America Line employee from the cruise ship MS. Amsterdam is rising her voice about the extremely poor treatment crew received in Fort Lauderdale on April 30, 2016. She has sent all documentation that negatively cites both American Guard employees and also Officer Santana from CBP, regarding the incident involving security guards unprofessional behavior by throwing crew luggage and screaming at them.

New Guinness World Record on Cruise Ship

May 11, 2016

Campari Aperol brand is officially a Guinness world record holder after making the largest ever glass of Spritz onboard Costa Cruises ship, Costa Favolosa. The giant glass tall 1.5 meters and wide and 1.35 meters , positioned on the frame on the open deck of the cruise ship was filled with 1,000 liters of Aperol Spritz created strictly in line with the traditional recipe using 500 liters prosecco, 333 liters Aperol, 167 liters of soda water and 15 giant ice cubes. The previous record was set in Italy in 2010 with 537 liters in volume.

Carnival Valor Emerges from Dry Dock

May 10, 2016

In preparation for its new cruise season of year-round short cruises from Port Canaveral, the cruise ship Carnival Valor (2974 passengers) from Carnival Cruise Line undergone a major renovation involving both new innovations and popular venues on other cruise ships are added to the fleet, such as steakhouse, 600 new balcony cabins, Guy's Burger Joint, Red Frog Pub, SkyBox Sports Bar, Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue lguana Tequila Bar, Alchemy Bar and Cherry On Top. The new areas are added during the dry dock from April 23 until last Sunday, May 8th, 2016.

Sex and The Sea Exhibition in Rotterdam

May 09, 2016

Taboo for some reality for the seaman’s life. The exhibition Sex & The Sea, by the Dutch multimedia director Boddeke Saskia and the film director Peter Greenaway explores the sexual life of sailors. Held in Rotterdam Maritime Museum, this exhibition encourage visitors to feel the emotions of homesickness together with sexual desire as seamen are faced when they are for months at sea.

Italian Shop Owner Returns Lost Wallet to Royal Caribbean Passenger

May 09, 2016

Royal Caribbean passanger who lost his wallet in a shop in Catania, Italy is back in possession of his personal documents, money and credit cards thanks to a shop owner. After disembarking from the cruise ship Vision of the Seas on May 5, the U.S. tourist headed to Catania historic center where he lost his wallet in one of the shops he visited. Shop owner, Mario Russo found the wallet and immediately notified the State Police.

Inside Officer Cabin on a Cruise Ship

May 09, 2016

Ever wonder how an officer cabin looks like on a cruise ship? Take look at the video bellow shared by a crew member for inside look of standard cabin of a cruise ship officer. Unlike standard crew member cabin shared with two to four persons, officer has a single cabin with queen-size bed and a porthole (window). The cabin is slightly more spacious compared to crew cabin and the rest is almost the same like the bathroom, TV, chair and wardrobe cabinet.

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