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In struggling times a promotion splash!

Apr 19, 2022

Russia's aggression against Ukraine has been going on for 55 days, sad and difficult situations has hit the country, and imagine how it is for the Ukrainian crew members who are on cruise ships and cannot fly home.

Search called off for passenger who jumped from Carnival Mardi Gras

Apr 19, 2022

After a 58-hour search covering over 2,078 square miles, the Coast Guard has made a difficult decision to suspend its search for a 43-year-old man who went overboard from the cruise ship Mardi Gras. Two Coast Guard cutters and an aircraft were searching for the man. The man was identified by the Coast Guard as Tang Tran. The report states that the man jumped overboard the Carnival cruise ship on Saturday, 55 miles off the Florida coast. 

Cruise passenger airlifted from MSC Grandiosa

Apr 18, 2022

A 25-year-old French passenger in urgent need of medical treatment was airlifted by the Coast Guard rescue crew from the cruise ship MSC Grandiosa. The cruise ship was located about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Sant'Antioco, in southwestern Sardinia sailing a 7 Night Mediterranean cruise towards La Valletta, Malta when the medical evacuation took place.

P&O's Pacific Explorer arrives in Sydney Harbour

Apr 18, 2022

P&O's Pacific Explorer became the first cruise ship to return to Australia in more than two years. Sailing through Sydney Heads at about 9.30am before gliding into Circular Quay mid-morning with an escort of official vessels and Sydney ‘boaties’.

Celestyal Cruises Starts 2022 Cruise Season on April 18

Apr 17, 2022

Celestyal Cruises announced the start of the 2022 cruise season on April 18, aboard the Celestyal Crystal. The ship will set sail from the port of Lavrion on a 4 Night Iconic Aegean cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Iraklion, and Santorini The cruise line specializes in the Mediterranean region offering travelers an opportunity to immerse in the authentic spirit of Greece, with shorter trips.

Voyager of the Seas Returns to Service

Apr 17, 2022

Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas set sail on April 15, after the last two years sitting idle because of the pandemic. It is the first time in 10 years that the former biggest cruise ship in the world set sails to Europe after sailing regularly in Asia and the Pacific.

Cayman Islands to lift restrictions on the number of cruise ships

Apr 15, 2022

With successful Phase I of the reopening for cruise ship visitors, the Cayman Islands will be moving to Phase II in the coming week. This phase means the restrictions on the number of cruise ships docking each day will be removed.

Second drug bust on the MSC Seaside in Marseille

Apr 14, 2022

Police at the French port of Marseille arrested two passengers aboard the MSC Seaside cruise ship who were reportedly carrying 12 kilos of cocaine in their luggage. This is a second drug bust on the MSC Seaside during the transatlantic voyage from Brazil, following the arrest of 10 cruise passengers in Valencia for smuggling 54 kilos of cocaine.

Port of Riga welcomes first cruise ship in 2022

Apr 14, 2022

The cruise ship MV Hamburg arrived at the port of Riga, Latvia on April 12, marking the start of the cruise season. MV Hamburg with a capacity of 420 passengers and 170 crew members, is a cruise liner owned by the Conti Group and is now operated by Plantours Kreuzfahrten. 

Margaritaville at Sea Delays Start-Up to May 14

Apr 14, 2022

Margaritaville at Sea, the rebrand of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, was supposed to start its three-day, two-night trips to Grand Bahama Island from Palm Beach, Florida on April 30. But the operator canceled its first seven trips on the 658-cabin Margaritaville At Sea Paradise and moved the official launch to mid-May.

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