The crew of BRP Malabrigo has successfully medically evacuated a passenger of a cruise ship at vicinity waters 1.5 Nautical Miles Northwest of Carabao Island, Cavite, on March 19, 2017. The passenger was identified as 70-year-old, an Australian-national Mrs. Pauline Sulivan.
Dreaming of a wedding on a cruise ship? Well, the Indian billionaire Rizwan Sayan chartered one of the biggest and most modern cruise ship sailing the Mediterranean for his son’s wedding ceremony. On April 5, 2017, the 114.000 tons cruise ship Costa Fascinosa will be transformed into Bollywood floating palace for Adel Sayan, and his beauty queen Sara Khan. This is the first time in the history of cruising one man to rent the entire cruise ship for a private event.
Sib Hashian, the drummer who played on the first two hit albums of the legendary rock group Boston, has died at the age of 67. The rock legend died after collapsing onstage Wednesday night onboard the cruise ship MSC Divina, operated by MSC Cruises. The ship was chartered for the Legends of Rock Annual Cruise. Witness onboard report that ships medical personnel performed CPR and a defibrillator was used but to no avail.
The US Coast Guard launched a search operation on Wednesday morning for a 23-year-old man who fell off the Carnival Victory while the cruise ship was sailing 33 miles northwest of the Cuban shore. The missing person was identified as Brandon Paul, a resident of Floral City, Florida, who reportedly went overboard from the deck 8 off Carnival Victory at around 3 a.m. The cruise ship launched a search operation and contacted the Seventh Coast Guard District watchstanders.
Starting today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a ban on all electronics larger than a smartphone to be carried in the hand luggage from airplanes arriving into the USA from the airports that are considered risky.
Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line founded by Sir Richard Branson will be hosting a steel cutting ceremony Live on Facebook for its first ever ship. Promising to change cruising forever, the first Virgin Voyages liner will be ready to set sail in 2020. The vessel will sail from Miami to the Caribbean, offering an unforgettable experience for the “young at heart,” including the Millennial travelers.
Starting April 1, 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line will increase the onboard guests gratuities. Travelers occupying standard cabins on all NCL cruise ships, except Norwegian Sky, will be charged $13.99 instead of the current rate of $13.50 per person, per day, and $16.99 for the suites, up from the current $15.50.
The continuing tensions between China and South Korea due to the installation of US missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korean have escalated. In response to the crisis, the Chinses government placed a travel ban to South Korea. Several South Korean cruise ports will be affected by the ban since most of the passengers sailing on the major cruise lines are Chinese. Costa Serena was the first cruise ship to be affected by this ban.