Carnival Cruise Line has once again shown its charitable side by donating $250,000 to aid organizations in support of their efforts on behalf of victims of the recent floods in Louisiana. Carnival Cruise Line will donate $125,000 and its parent company Carnival Corporation is matching that amount through its Carnival Foundation charitable arm. Recipients include the Save the Children, American Red Cross, and Louisiana Association of United Ways.
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NCL cruise ship Norwegian Joy will set sail to China next year with stunning hull design of a giant phoenix bird. The cruise company announced today that has commissioned the Chinese artist Tan Ping to design the hull artwork of the new Breakaway-Plus class vessel. Norwegian Joy is the Norwegian Cruise Line's first purpose-built cruise ship for the Chinese market. Tan Ping's artwork will deliver Norwegian Joy closer to the Chinese consumers providing an unparalleled cruise experience to this region.
A 31 year old Jamaican chef, working onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Constellation was arrested by the Italian Police in Salerno for attempted murder. The 31 year old Jamaican crew member reportedly lost his temper after verbal argument with his supervisor, a 38 year-old Indian Head Chef. After the argument, the Jamaican with initials O.G. stabbed his supervisor in a stomach with a kitchen big knife.
Celebrity Infinity, struck one of the berths at the port of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Friday as the cruise ship was performing the docking maneuver. The incident happened on Friday at around 2:30 p.m. local time and according to the reports the ship tore off part of the platform and made a hole in its hull above the waterline. Luckily, the authorities on the dock noticed the approach was wrong and moved out of the way on time, but the ship still caused serious damage to the Berth Number 3. There are no injuries, but the damage is estimated between 2 and 3 million.
Carnival Elation experienced one-hour power outage at around 1:45 a.m. this morning, as the cruise ship was returning to its homeport Jacksonville. This caused the ship to arrive at 10:20 a.m. instead of scheduled arrival at 9:30 a.m. Some passengers in panic placed their lifejackets and headed to their muster stations. Carnival Cruise Line is reporting the outage as "short," and the situation was under control.
A dead fin whale was discovered on the bow of the Holland America cruise ship MS Zaandam early Sunday morning at around 5 a.m. just as the ship was preparing to dock in Seward. Investigators from NOAA and members of the Alaska SeaLife Center and Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network and were dispatched to the scene. It's too early to say if the whale was killed when struck by Zaandam or if was already dead when it became lodged on the cruise ship bow. Investigators will remove the whale and determinate the cause of the death and send it for a necropsy with a veterinary pathologist.
A 23-year-old student from Kraguevac, Serbia, identified as Jovan Spasic was stabbed four times during graduation excursion on a cruise ship sailing from Barcelona to Rome. As reported by BLIC the incident occurred on the night between Monday and Tuesday around 4 a.m. and attacker was identified, as Aleksandar Stojanović (28) from Serbia.
Some restaurants in the Greek island of Rhodes are taking advantage of the cruise ship tourists charging hefty price for a meal. Two days ago a family had arrived in Rhodes on a cruise ship. Going for a walk in the Jewish Martyrs Square they sat down for lunch at one of the restaurants. When asked for the dish of the day, the waiter recommended the catch of the day. The family forgot to ask the price, and the waiter charge them 300 Euros for one fish, a salad, a beer and a soft drink.