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AIDA Cruises Receives German Fairness Prize 2016

Oct 18, 2016

The cruise line AIDA Cruises has received the German Fairness Prize 2016 for third consecutive time. The German Institute for Service Quality led in cooperation with n-tv by an extensive consumer survey, bringing to about 40,000 customers opinions on more than 500 companies. AIDA has repeatedly ranked first, making it the most valued company in the cruise industry.

Crew Member Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault on a Co-worker

Oct 18, 2016

Disney Wonder crew member was arrested on sexual assault charges in Cadiz, Spain while the cruise ship was in Dry dock in Navantia shipyard. According to Diario De Cadiz the incident took place on Saturday morning on the ship 'Rhapsody', which serves as hotel for Disney Wonder crew, and other workers during the dry dock.

Welcome to the Crew Barbershop on Cruise Ship

Oct 16, 2016

Greetings to all crew members and step up in the barbershop located on deck B in the crew corridors. This is the place where most of the crew members cut their hair bellow the sea level. Yes, part of the crew members, usually Pinoy or Indonesian, who have excellent hairstyling skills and like to make extra money do their magic. Unlike cruise ship passengers who are pampered in the Spa, the crew usually cut their hair in the makeshift barbershops. The price is 5 to 10 dollars so it’s much affordable then cutting hair in the Spa, where price for crew is 20 dollars.

Video: Great White Breaches Dive Cage with Diver Inside

Oct 14, 2016

A Great white shark breached the dive cage near Guadalupe with a diver inside, and exited from the top. Miraculously the diver exited unscathed. This must be the luckiest diver in the world.

Here’s the description from the uploader of this video. 

Pacific Princess Hits Breakwater in Nice

Oct 14, 2016

Pacific Princess Compartment Number 2 experienced flooding this morning as the cruise ship tried to dock in the port of Nice, France. The vessel encountered strong winds of 45 knots, which caused Pacific Princess to hit the breakwaters at the dock. Port side of the ship was slightly damaged by the impact. Firefighters and divers responded to the scene and will remain if further assistance is needed.

Cruise Ship Clips Railroad Bridge in Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2016

The cruise ship Viking Star operated by Viking Ocean Cruises, on its way to New York City scraped the underside of a Railroad Bridge yesterday, October 12. According to Cape Cod Times, the Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the incident. As seen on the video bellow by Katie Barlow the ship Viking Star slowly sails under the bridge when a mast near the ships funnel scraped the underside of the bridge.

Cruise ship passenger mugged in Funchal

Oct 12, 2016

A cruise ship passenger was assaulted and robbed in Funchal, Madeira reports Diario. The newspaper states that on Sunday, October 9, a Danish female cruise passenger was approached by a drug addict who asked her for money.

Here are the three finalists for Harmony of the Seas Godmother

Oct 12, 2016

Royal Caribbean is proud to announce the three finalists of Royal Caribbean’s search for South Florida hometown hero in education. You are invited to vote for this three inspiring ambassadors of education and vote for the future Harmony of the Seas Godmother with most positive influence on South Florida’s youth.

Carnival Liberty passenger suffers minor injuries in Cozumel

Oct 12, 2016

Carnival Liberty cruise ship passenger was injured in Cozumel yesterday in a motorcycle accident. The news site Yucatan reports that Carol Terry and her boyfriend David Peterson, rented a motorcycle for sightseeing the island.

Fire Damages Several Decks on Norwegian Joy

Oct 10, 2016

Red fire alert was sounded at the German Shipyard Meyer Werft on Saturday. The fire broke out in the early morning hours on the Norwegian Cruise Line new build ship Norwegian Joy. The fire started on one of the staterooms balcony on Deck 9, at around 7:50 a.m. The hall was evacuated, and luckily no one was injured. Affected by the fire are several decks of the 326 meter long vessel. 130 firefighters and dozens of rescue workers were deployed to the shipyard.

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