Norovirus Outbreak on Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Mar 16, 2016

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

Holland America Line Rises $4.7 Million for Cancer Support

Mar 16, 2016

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.

Captain Dino Sagani Named Master of Majestic Princess

Mar 16, 2016

Princess Cruises announced that Captain Dino Sagani will be at the helm of its next new cruise ship, Majestic Princess. 

Majestic Princess relief Captain will be Princess Cruises Captain Craig Street.

Junior MasterChef Addison Joins MasterChef Cruise Onboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Mar 16, 2016

Contestants of the popular TV cooking competition ‘MasterChef’ and ‘MasterChef Junior’ will set sail to the high seas for the second-ever MasterChef cruise.

Crew Member Dies Onboard MSC Magnifica

Mar 16, 2016

Brazilian Media reports that a man who was part of the MSC Magnifica crew died on Sunday evening. The cruise ship was docked in the Port of Santos when this tragic event occurred. Preliminary reports say that the man had cardiac arrest just moments before the ship docked in Santos. Mobile Emergency Team was dispatched to the vessel as soon as MSC Magnifica docked to provide first-aid CPR to revive the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Celebrity Eclipse Godmother Emma Pontin Dies from Breast Cancer

Mar 16, 2016

After a 9 year, hard fought battle with breast cancer the godmother of Celebrity Eclipse Emma Pontin passed away.  Emma was inspirational yachtswoman setting sail on her firs ocean-racing in 2002 on her first Challenge Transatlantic race with only one week sailing experience. 

AIDA Cruises Cancels all Eastern Mediterranean Voyages

Mar 16, 2016

In a response to the tense security situation in Turkey, AIDA Cruises adjusted its 2016 itinerary for AIDAstella canceling all Eastern Mediterranean cruises

AIDAstella will be re-deployed to the Western Mediterranean, taking over the voyages of AIDAaura.

Arson suspected in New Fire onboard AIDA Prima cruise ship

Mar 16, 2016

Fire broke out once again onboard AIDA Prima cruise ship on Sunday morning. The ship is in final stages of testing at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s shipyard in Nagasaki. 

Royal Caribbean Features Gay Couple In the New "Royal Weddings" Ad

Mar 16, 2016

Gabriel & Blair are stars in the new Royal Caribbean promo campaign for gay couple’s planning to get married. If you are planning to get married this year on cruise ship, Royal Caribbean wants you to consider tying the knot on a romantic adventure sailing out at sea.

Celebrity Cruises Cancels Prepaid Gratuities on Select Dining

Mar 16, 2016

Cruise Critics Forum have revealed that Celebrity Cruises is canceling Prepaid Gratuities on Select Dining options. Previously prepaid gratuities were mandatory for all guest booking a Celebrity Cruise.