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Royal Caribbean, Costa and MSC to broadcast UEFA Championship and the Olympics on their cruise ships

May 18, 2016

This summer will be full of important sporting events with the upcoming European Football Championship from June 10 to July 10 in France and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to 21. In order to bring this sporting events the cruise lines have developed a series of programs and activities on board to allow sport fans to follow all the soccer matches and the Olympic events. The events will be broadcasted in several venues on the Royal Caribbean, Costa and MSC ships. 

Thomson Majesty Passenger Mugged in Naples

May 17, 2016

Thomson Majesty senior passenger was mugged on Saturday while the cruise ship was docked in the Port of Naples, Italy. The 72 year-old British tourist was on a daily tour at Via Pasquale Scura when she was approached by a man on scooter, who snatched two gold chains of her neck. Another tourist tried to help the woman and stop the robbery however he was physically assaulted by the robber. The police immediately arrived on the scene, and seized a motorcycle helmet, lost by the theft in the hectic period after the robbery.

Search Called Off for Carnival Liberty Passenger Samantha Broberg

May 16, 2016

The US Coast Guard suspended the search for a passenger who went overboard from Carnival Liberty cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico a day after having set sail from Galveston, Texas. In a statement released on Monday, the Coast Guard said the search for Samantha Broberg, 33, was suspended on Sunday night after the teams searched the area for more than 20 hours, covering more than 11,130 square kilometers. The cruise company Carnival Cruise Line said that ship security video shows Samantha Broberg falling overboard at 2 am on Friday.

Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director: We need to look closely at removing crew gratuities

May 15, 2016

I was at the Guest services Desk last night talking to a guest about Florence and overheard two guests removing their gratuities. I heard the GSA ask them both why and the answer “ personal reasons” baffled me. After they left I spoke with the guest services associate and took their cabin number and made a few calls.

Three Cuban refugees make it to Miami on 'Fast and Furious' production ship

May 15, 2016

US Customs and Border Protection authorities in Florida found three Cuban refugees hidden in a ship arriving from Cuba. The three men worked as part of the production crew of the movie "Fast and Furious 8".

Harmony of the Seas New Home to 2,100 Crew

May 14, 2016

The delivery of the 25th Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas is buzzing with excitement. The world's largest and most innovative cruise ship is the new home to 2,100 crew members from 77 countries all over the world. After 32 months of construction in Saint Nazaire, France, Harmony of the Seas is finally delivered and will be home away from home to all crew.

Take a look at the latest Royal Caribbean Video showing the excitement the crew share on their first voyage.

Woman missing from Carnival Liberty Identified as Samantha Broberg

May 14, 2016

A 33-year-old woman identified as Samantha Broberg is missing from a Carnival Liberty cruise ship. The ships crew advised guests to return to their staterooms in order to conduct detail search all over Carnival Liberty. The onboard search teams didn’t found Samantha Broberg and Carnival Liberty notified U.S. Coast Guard about the missing person. According to a passenger onboard , the announcement was made that the missing woman did indeed fall overboard, according to the ships cameras.

Carnival released the following statement:

High Speed Internet on All NCL Ships by the End of July 2016

May 13, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that in the coming months will quadruple the current bandwidth in the entire fleet, in order to meet the growing expectations of the guests regarding the use of the Internet. This enhancement is part of a long-term strategic agreement with EMC to greatly improve the level of satisfaction in using the Internet on board all ships of the company. To support the new WiFi network, the ships will add  technological upgrades worth several million dollars before the end of June, in order to increase the performance and bandwidth.

Coast Guard evacuates pregnant refugee from NCL cruise ship

May 13, 2016

The news agency Russia Today released a video on youtube by the Italian Coast Guard evacuating a pregnant refugee woman from NCL cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Sicily, on Thursday.  The footage was released by the Coast Guard on Friday showing helicopter landing on the Norwegian cruise ship, before crew escort the pregnant woman into the helicopter.

MSC Cruises introduces new campaign "Not any cruise"

May 13, 2016

Inspired by its Mediterranean heritage, the campaign was developed to support the global growth plan of the company. To support the second phase of the expansion of its fleet, MSC Cruises, implemented an investment plan large-scale, long-term, covering a horizon of more than ten years, from 2014 to 2026 to enter service boats the new generations Meraviglia Meraviglia Plus, Seaside and World Class.


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