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Cruise Ship Crew responsible for spreading Norovirus between voyages?

Mar 08, 2018

A recent study released by the US Royal Society Open Science conducted on a cruise ship claims that the usual sanitation measures such as cleaning and isolating people affected by Norovirus, don't do much to protect existing and oncoming passengers and crew on board. A computer-based model of a norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship suggests that the crew could be responsible for spreading the bug between voyages to new passengers.

Carnival Cruise Ship Loses Anchor near San Juan

Mar 08, 2018

Carnival Glory was stranded for several hours outside the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico due to mechanical damage of one of its anchors. The ship’s anchor mechanism was activated for unexplained reasons and released around 200 feet of chain while the vessel was almost a mile from the port. Ships officers tried to retrieve the starboard anchor but without success, because it was stuck at the seabed. Coast Guard in San Juan, responded to the scene sending two tug boats to assist the ship.

DJ David Guetta Live Concert At AIDAnova Christening ceremony

Mar 08, 2018

The German Cruise Line Aida Cruises is planning a major event in Papenburg, for the christening ceremony of its latest cruise ship "Aida Nova". The new cruise ship, which can run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be christened on Friday, August 31, at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and at the same time a live concert is scheduled with the iconic DJ David Guetta.

Starboard to launch exclusive shops on 3 new cruise ships in 2018

Mar 07, 2018

The premier retailer in the cruise industry, Starboard Cruise will start several important cruise ship retail openings on three new ships this year. Starboard Cruise will operate shops on three key vessels in 2018, Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas and Carnival Horizon set to sail in April, and Celebrity Edge is due to float out in December this year.

Video: Finishing Touches on Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

Mar 07, 2018

Symphony of the Seas is days away from completion and opening team is already on board for the final preparations. Royal Caribbean released a video of the inside look at her last phase of construction featuring Captain Rob Hempstead, Mark Tamis SVP Hotel Operations, Nick Weir VP Entertainment, Gary Thomas Traveling Corporate Executive Chef and Gianluca Corneli Hotel Director.

Miraculous Rescue by Norwegian Epic Crew

Mar 07, 2018

A passenger on board the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Epic, was rescued after going overboard on Tuesday night, as the vessel sailed near the Bahamas. NCL has confirmed the incident saying that a female guest went over the rail and into the ocean. Crew rescue teams immediately responded to the emergency and lowered a life boat to search for the missing passenger around the ship. 

Celebrity Cruises will 'Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas' in honor of International Women's Day

Mar 07, 2018

Celebrating the social, economic and political achievements of women around the world Celebrity Cruises will 'Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas' across the entire fleet in honor of International Women's Day, March 8.

AIDA Cruises Names First German Female Captain

Mar 05, 2018

Nicole Langosch age 34, has been named captain of the cruise ship AIDAsol, becoming the first female master in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The naming ceremony was held on Sunday in the port of Gran Canaria, where Nicole Langosch took command of the vessel. After ten years working for Aida, she will be responsible for 2200 passengers and 630 crew.

Cruise Lines Cancel Cozumel Shore Excursions After Explosive Devices Found On A Tourist Ferry

Mar 02, 2018

Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line have canceled all shore excursions involving ferries in Cozumel, following the U.S. State Department warning.

Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Horizon

Mar 02, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line appointed Queen Latifah to be a godmother of the latest cruise ship Carnival Horizon. The baptizing ceremony will be held during an invitation-only overnight gala event in New York City on May 23, 2018.

Queen Latifah is Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, Oscar nominee. She is the first hip-hop artist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latifah has earned six Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance. 

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