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Plague in Madagascar: Costa and Aida Cruises Cancel Calls

Nov 09, 2017

Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have canceled all cruise ship calls to Madagascar due to the pneumonic plague on the big island. Madagascar is currently facing an unusual epidemic affecting geographically extensive areas on the island with new cases reported in recent days.

Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from Carnival Triumph

Nov 08, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard executed medical evacuation of a Carnival Triumph crewmember on the Mississippi River near Venice, on Monday, November 6. Ship’s officers notified the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders that a male crew member was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis aboard the cruise ship. The crew member was evacuated just hours after Carnival Triumph left New Orleans for a 5 Night Western Caribbean voyage. 

Norwegian Gem Update by the Captain

Nov 08, 2017

This is the audio from the PA system on the NCL Gem. The captain is informing passengers and crew about the engine breakdown. All the passengers are flying home and the ship will sail to Granada before reaching Barbados where passengers will disembark. Norwegian Gem disembarkation in Barbados will be on Friday and Saturday.

MSC Divina Earns 93 U.S.P.H Inspection Score

Nov 07, 2017

The cruise ship MSC Divina scored 93 points during its recent United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspection which took place at the Port of Miami on November 4, 2017.

NCL Cancels Norwegian Gem Itinerary Due To Propulsion Problems

Nov 07, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced it will cancel the following Norwegian Gem 10-Night Eastern Caribbean voyage sailing out from New York. The cruise ship is experiencing technical problems with the Azipod propulsion system and is currently sailing with restricted speed.

TUI Announces New Managing Director of Marella Cruises

Nov 06, 2017

TUI has appointed Christopher Hackney as Managing Director of Marella Cruises (formerly known as Thomson Cruises). Effective on December 1, 2017, Hackney will report to the Director of Cruise and Distribution, Helen Caron. Richard Sofer left the position of Managing Director last month to be the new Commercial Director of TUI UK and Ireland.

Video of the First Ever Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship

Nov 06, 2017

The latest cruise line Virgin Voyages, set to debut in 2020 has released a video of what their first “Lady Ship” will look like, and it’s changing the way people think of cruises. Catch the first glimpse of the new cruise ship from Virgin Voyages. Scheduled to set sail in 2020 with year-round Caribbean cruises from Miami, the stylish modern design is a fresh look in the crowd.

Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2017 on Independence of the Seas

Nov 06, 2017

The famous annual Jamrock Reggae Cruise will set sail again this year to the Caribbean. The fourth edition of the cruise initiated by Damian Marley (the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley) will depart from Fort Lauderdale on November 13, to Ocho Rios and Montego Bay before returning on November 18.

Comedy Cruise on Costa Diadema

Nov 06, 2017

On March 10, 2018, the cruise ship Costa Diadema will set sail on a weeklong Comedy Voyage together with the most popular Italian comedians: Andrea Carlini, Andrea Di Marco, Gabri Gabra, Antonio Ornano, Enzo Paci, Andrea Possa, Daniele Raco, Marco Rinaldi and Nando Timoteo.

Norovirus Outbreak on Crown Princess

Nov 02, 2017

Passengers onboard the cruise ship Crown Princess which left Quebec City, on October 25, have been hit with an aggressive outbreak of gastro virus.

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