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Five Teenagers Arrested in Sweden for Gang-Rape on Cruise Ship

Apr 02, 2016

Five teenagers, including two believed to be accessories to murder, have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of gang raping a girl on-board a cruise ship. MS Galaxy operated by Silja Line was chartered for 1700 students by the Nordic company Fun Cruises.

Four boys aged between 18 and 19 were arrested in Stockholm on Wednesday after the cruise ship returned from Finland. The fifth suspect was arrested one day later. All five are accused of gang-raping  a girl, and face charges of aggravated rape.

Caught on video! Harbor Cruise Ship Hits Pier

Apr 02, 2016

Several people were injured when a cruise ship crashed on Thursday into a pier in downtown San Diego.

A 150-foot Adventure Hornblower with 139 passengers on board smashed into the Embarcadero harbour due to technical malfunction. Seven people were injured and three were hospitalised as a result of the violent stop. None of the passengers sustained injuries that were life-threatening.

The 22-year-old ship, which offers short cruises, whale-watching tours and chartered events, could be heard on the video repeatedly sounding its horn as it approached the pier.

22% Higher Salaries for Cruise Ship Captains

Apr 02, 2016

Cruise line companies might be in financial dire straits, but their captains are coining it in.
The average salary for a cruise liner captain jumped 22.8 per cent last year to $153,379 with wage rates for master mariners aboard less glamorous bulk carriers and container ships receiving a 16 per cent boost to $110,981.

Chief officers aboard cargo ships did even better than their captains in terms of pay rises, logging a 27.5 per cent increase to $82,737 a year.

Crew life on Carnival Elation

Apr 02, 2016

Crew member on Carnival Elation made interesting video about crew ship life.. She interviewed crew members working in galley, utility, waiters and cabin stewards

What do you think of Ship life? What you like and what you don’t like?

Lets see what crew have to say in her Carnival Elation travel notes of crew life.

Best April Fools Cruise Lines Pranks

Apr 02, 2016

This year the cruise companies have worked very hard to surprise cruise lovers with great April fools pranks. Aldo we love to see some of this innovations in reality we are far from getting there.

On 1st of April, Carnival Cruise Line has announced construction of submarine as part of their fleet for ocean deep-sea exploration. Releasing this cool photo of submarine with Carnivals unique funnel they say: 

Norovirus outbreak on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Apr 01, 2016

Hong Kong Health officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. A total of 150 crew and passengers have been taken ill in the outbreak.

A Public Health Incident Assessment Group was established to conduct the investigation at Hong Kong Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. Queen Elizabeth is currently on a world tour, with more than 2,000 passengers and 1,000 crew members.

Star Clipper new ship named Flying Clipper

Apr 01, 2016

Star Clippers announced the name of its newest cruise ship the Flying Clipper. The ship had already been announced by the company last year, but the name just came today to the public. 

The ship is a replica of the sailboat France II built in 1911 upgraded with all international security measures. 

One of the big news in the Star Clippers it is that in this ship the company will implement cabins with private balcony’s. This innovation aims to give a new kind of accommodation to their customers which have long asked for this kind of cabins. 

Royal Caribbean Increases Gratuities for Crew

Mar 29, 2016

Starting from May 1, 2016 Royal Caribbean International will increase the guest’s gratuities for 55 cents per person, per day. The new daily gratuity rates will be $13.50 per guest, per day for Junior Suite, Balcony, Ocean View, and $16.50 per guest, per day for the Suites. 

Guests with existing reservations can pre-pay their gratuities before April 14 on the current rate which is $12.95 per person, per day for regular staterooms and $15.95 for the suites.

Harmony of the Seas presented in 3D rendering video

Mar 29, 2016

World's Largest Ship presented in 3D rendering video: Royal Caribbean Created a Virtual Tour for Harmony of the Seas experience. Royal Caribbean uses virtual reality as a tool to showcase their newest state-of-the-art ship, Harmony of the Seas at STX Shipyard. 




Elton John “Nikita” inspired by a Russian Waitress on a Cruise Ship?

Mar 29, 2016

TMZ Magazine revealed that the English pop singer, Elton John, is being sued for copyright infringement by a man named Guy Hobbs. He accuses Elton for stealing the lyrics from his song Natasha written by Guy Hobbs in 1982 and recorded by Elton John three years later as Nikita.

Guy says his song was written shortly after experiencing a romantic affair with a Russian waitress on a cruise ship.