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Celebrity, Seabourn, and NCL Bartenders Enter Diageo World Class Finals 2018

Jul 17, 2018

This year three cruise ship bartenders will progress in one of the biggest bartending competitions in the world, the Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year 2018.

Princess Cruises to host its most lucrative MONOPOLY Cruise slot tournament

Jul 16, 2018

Princess Cruises announced it will host the largest ever slot tournament after signing a deal with American gaming machine and systems innovator Scientific Games Corporation. The cruise line introduced its Monopoly Cruise for Cash campaign with hundreds of cruises this year before the main event in December with a $200,777 slot tournament aboard Regal Princess.

TUI Cruises To Expand The Fleet With Two New LNG Cruise Ships

Jul 13, 2018

TUI Cruises has announced the expansion of its fleet with an order of two additional new class vessels.  The new units, which will be built by Fincantieri in the Italian shipyard in Monfalcone will be significantly larger than the previous new builds in the Hamburg shipping company. The size of 161,000 gross tons clearly exceeds the previous ships of the Tui Cruises fleet. In comparison, the latest “Mein Schiff 1" comes to 111,500 gross registered tons.

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two Leonardo Class Cruise Ships

Jul 13, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed the previously announced option to build the fifth and sixth ships of the Leonardo Class with the Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri SpA.

Two Syrian immigrants Illegally Board Celebrity Reflection in Rhodes

Jul 10, 2018

The Police arrested two Syrian immigrants in the port of Rhodes, Greece attempting to leave the country illegally and travel abroad on a cruise ship. The incident occurred on July 4, at around 1:30 p.m. when the crew of the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, spotted two Syrian nationals age 32 and 18, and alerted the port authorities.

Trial Begins for P&O Azura Captain Over Air Pollution

Jul 09, 2018

Today July 9, at the Criminal Court of Marseille started the trial of the P&O Cruises captain on charges for air pollution. This is the first case of its kind in Europe, claiming that the cruise ship P&O Azura exceeded the legal limit on sulfur emissions while in the port of Marseille, France. If found guilty the master of the vessel faces up to a year in prison and a €200,000 fine.

Anti-tourism demonstrations in Spain - Royal Caribbean advises crew to stay out of harm’s way

Jul 07, 2018

Anti-Tourism activists in Spain have vowed to increase the protests in the region popular cruise destinations this summer because as they say over-tourism. Following recent developments, Royal Caribbean has issued an advisory letter warning its shipboard personnel to stay out of harm’s way. Here is the letter distributed by Royal Caribbean.

Dear At Sea employees,

Medical Emergency: Coast Guard evacuates crew member from Queen Mary 2

Jul 07, 2018

A crew member on board the Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Mary 2 was evacuated due to a medical emergency and transported to a hospital on Friday evening.

Yacht Crew Member Found Dead in Her Cabin After Celebrating England's Victory at World Cup

Jul 06, 2018

A British stewardess was found dead in her cabin onboard the Superyacht “La Polonia” while the vessel was docked at the Italian port of Imperia. Rebecca Boyle age 32, was found dead by her fellow crew members after she celebrated England's World Cup win over Colombia. According to the police report, Rebecca tragically died by falling into her cabin and breaking her neck.

How Safe Is The Cruise Industry?

Jul 05, 2018

The number of people going on cruises is increasing dramatically all the time. In 2007 nearly 16 million people took cruises globally but this is expected to exceed 25 million by 2019. By comparison, marine accidents were reported to be responsible for the deaths of just over a thousand people in 2017.

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