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Victims of the deadly tour bus crash in Mexico identified

Dec 21, 2017

A cruise holiday turned into a nightmare when a tour bus lost control and flipped over on a highway in Mexico on Tuesday. The accident caused the deaths of 13 people who arrived in Costa Maya on the cruise ships Serenade of the Sea and Celebrity Equinox. Another 18 passengers were injured. Eight Americans, two Swedes, a Canadian and a Mexican tour guide died as a result of the bus crash, 

11 Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Passengers Dead After Tour Bus Crashes in Mexico

Dec 19, 2017

A deadly bus accident killed eleven cruise ship passengers and injured twenty more early morning today, 19 December, on a highway in the state of Quintana Roo. According to reports by the local media, the tragic accident happened after the tour bus lost control and flipped over on a highway in Mexico close to the Caribbean resort city of Cancun.

Federal report blames ship’s navigators for Celebrity Infinity crash in Ketchikan

Dec 18, 2017

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released the findings of last year’s crash of the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity with Berth 3 in Ketchkan, Alaska.

Four More Ships will join Viking Ocean Cruises by 2023

Dec 18, 2017

Viking Ocean Cruises has revealed the plans for the construction of four more cruise ships. With these new units, Viking’s ocean cruise fleet will reach 10 cruise ships by the end of 2023. Viking has announced the news of these additional orders as the cruise line was celebrating the kickoff of its sold-out 141-day inaugural world cruise.

4 Arrested in Sydney after 30kg of cocaine found on cruise ship

Dec 15, 2017

Four cruise ship passengers have been arrested in Sydney, Australia for smuggling 30 kilograms of cocaine.

Crew member arrested for alleged sexual assault on cruise ship

Dec 15, 2017

A female crew member was allegedly sexually violated by her colleague onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Noordam. The police arrested a 33-year-old man who had carried out the assault when the vessel docked at Port Chalmers, New Zealand on December 12.

Costa neoClassica to join Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line fleet as Grand Classica

Dec 14, 2017

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced that a second cruise ship will join its fleet in April 2018. Costa neoClassica, currently sailing under Costa Cruises banner will be transferred and renamed to Grand Classica, increasing the offer of two-night mini cruises to the Island of Grand Bahama.

Injured Officer Medevacked from Sapphire Princess

Dec 13, 2017

Sapphire Princess officer was airlifted off the cruise ship in the early morning hours today after suffering serious head injury. The Master of Sapphire Princess Paolo Ravera made an announcement on the PA system that there has been an officer that is in serious medical condition and needs medical evacuation.

Carnival Breeze fails USPH inspection

Dec 13, 2017

The cruise ship Carnival Breeze fail to pass the recent USPH Inspection. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Inspectors boarded the vessel on December 10, at the port of Galveston, Texas, and found multiple violations reports Cruise Law News. Several crew members have announced that the final score was 77.

Why aren’t there psychologists on board cruise ships?

Dec 12, 2017

As a former crewmember that has worked for several cruise lines, I can relate to the constant high stress situations that crewmembers must endure on a daily basis. There are so many foreseeable challenges that crewmembers must face when starting a life at sea on the other side of the planet, but there are also some unforeseen ones that can really disrupt what could’ve been a great contract.

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