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Italian Authorities Seize 500 Kilos Pure Cocaine on MSC Ship

Mar 16, 2016

Italian authorities seized 500 kilos of pure cocaine last week in a coordinated operation with Customs Agency - Anti-fraud unit and Prosecutor's Office - Anti-Mafia Directorate. This huge amount of cocaine was identified and seized on MSC cargo ship in one of the shipments destined for Ravenna, where the narcotic was probably intended for distribution throughout Northern Italy.

Carnival Cruise Lines Allows Crew to Avoid Zika Virus Affected Countries?

Mar 16, 2016

ABC released news article stating that Carnival Cruise Lines is among the travel companies allowing employees to avoid countries affected by the Zika virus outbreak. The cruise line announced that employees can change their schedules in order to avoid work in Zika affected counties.

Record Number of 11 Cruise Ships will dock in Rio for the Carnival 2016

Mar 16, 2016

This year Rio de Janeiro will receive a record number of 11 cruise ships for the world famous Carnival on Sunday, February 7th. Eight cruise ships will stay overnight docked at Pier Maua. Three cruise ships will arrive in the morning and depart in the late afternoon.

Costa Concordia Life Jacket Found in Sardinia after Floating for Four Years

Mar 16, 2016

A life jacket of the cruise ship Costa Concordia was found on the Sardinian coast in Italy. After Concordia was wrecked on 13 January 2012, the life jacket floated the Mediterranean for four years, before it was found by a fisherman in the rocky coast line in Sardinia.

Norovirus Outbreak on Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Mar 16, 2016

More than 150 Diamond Princess passengers and crew have reportedly suffering from gastrointestinal illness GI on the ships most resent voyage.The cruise ship docked this morning at Circular Quay in Sydney’s passenger terminal with 158 people affected by the Norovirus according to NSW Health Authorities.The pool was drained empty during the cruise as a precaution measure.Reportedly ship’s captain made announcement on the loudspeakers advising sick passengers to stay in their cabins.Sydney Local Health District's said that none of the passengers required hospitalization and there was no need

Holland America Line Rises $4.7 Million for Cancer Support

Mar 16, 2016

In honor of World Cancer Day marked on February 4, Holland America Line has raised $4.7 million thru their annual On Deck for a Cause program. The company said that this fund will benefit 6 international cancer organizations in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, Holland, and Germany.

Captain Dino Sagani Named Master of Majestic Princess

Mar 16, 2016

Princess Cruises announced that Captain Dino Sagani will be at the helm of its next new cruise ship, Majestic Princess. 

Majestic Princess relief Captain will be Princess Cruises Captain Craig Street.

Junior MasterChef Addison Joins MasterChef Cruise Onboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Mar 16, 2016

Contestants of the popular TV cooking competition ‘MasterChef’ and ‘MasterChef Junior’ will set sail to the high seas for the second-ever MasterChef cruise.

Crew Member Dies Onboard MSC Magnifica

Mar 16, 2016

Brazilian Media reports that a man who was part of the MSC Magnifica crew died on Sunday evening. The cruise ship was docked in the Port of Santos when this tragic event occurred. Preliminary reports say that the man had cardiac arrest just moments before the ship docked in Santos. Mobile Emergency Team was dispatched to the vessel as soon as MSC Magnifica docked to provide first-aid CPR to revive the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Celebrity Eclipse Godmother Emma Pontin Dies from Breast Cancer

Mar 16, 2016

After a 9 year, hard fought battle with breast cancer the godmother of Celebrity Eclipse Emma Pontin passed away.  Emma was inspirational yachtswoman setting sail on her firs ocean-racing in 2002 on her first Challenge Transatlantic race with only one week sailing experience. 

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