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Mauritius Denies Norwegian Dawn Disembarkation Over Health Concerns

Feb 25, 2024

The Mauritius Ports Authority has decided not to let passengers off the Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn ship because of health concerns. The ship, which requested to dock at Port Louis, was placed under quarantine due to stomach-related issues affecting some passengers. This decision was made to prevent any health concerns, authorities said. According to reports in Mauritius, stomach-related illness could be caused by GI or cholera.

Silversea's Silver Ray Reaches Major Construction Milestone

Feb 22, 2024

The construction progress of the Silver Ray for Silversea Cruises has reached a significant milestone at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg. The sister ship of the Silver Nova, the Silver Ray is set to depart from the shipyard's construction dock this Sunday.

Norwegian Joy completes 3-week dry dock

Feb 14, 2024

The Norwegian Joy has completed a 3-week dry dock in Damen Shiprepair in Rotterdam boasting new venues and a fresh new look. The ship received enhancements all over including new Mandara Spa wellness area and The Heaven suite area improvements, as well as updated design and decor in many public spaces.

Carnival Cruise Line orders another Excel-class ship

Feb 14, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line has announced its latest venture in expanding its fleet, finalizing an agreement with the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to construct another Excel-class ship. Set to debut in spring 2027, this fourth Excel-class vessel marks a significant milestone for Carnival Corporation, representing its first new-build order in five years.

Carnival Cruise Line Carpenter Dies in Bahamas, Body Returned with Missing Organs

Feb 13, 2024

The Catania Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation into the death of a 54-year-old Carnival Cruise Line carpenter who died in a hospital in the Bahamas. Alfio Torrisi passed away in October 2023 while under medical care at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Bahamas. He was hospitalized after falling ill aboard the cruise ship Carnival Paradise, where he was employed by Techni Teak, a company based in Riposto, Sicily.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Partners with Formula One Team

Feb 12, 2024

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced a groundbreaking partnership with the esteemed Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both brands, as Regent becomes the team's inaugural Global Cruise Line Partner.

Grand Circle's Great Rivers of Europe Experience Sets Sail for Unforgettable Adventures in 2024

Feb 12, 2024

Grand Circle Cruise Line is set to offer an unparalleled 16-day experience on the Great Rivers of Europe in its upcoming 2024 season. With itineraries aboard the M/S River Aria or M/S River Adagio, travelers can expect a journey enriched with cultural immersion, unbeatable value, and personalized experiences. This report delves into the distinctive features and offerings of this voyage.

Singer Mojo Nixon passes away on cruise ship

Feb 09, 2024

Mojo Nixon, the American alternative musician, actor, and DJ renowned for his 1987 hit “Elvis Is Everywhere,” has passed away at the age of 66. Nixon was found dead onboard the annual Outlaw Country Cruise hosted on the Norwegian Pearl, where he was a regular performer and co-host. His unexpected death occurred just after he had performed the night before.

Six Celebrity Cruises ships receive Forbes Travel Guide stars

Feb 09, 2024

Celebrity Cruises continues its streak of excellence as six of its ships receive the coveted Forbes stars this year. Building upon the honor of being the first ocean-going cruise line to receive Forbes stars last year, Celebrity Cruises sees this recognition as validation of its ongoing commitment to innovation and premium service.

Virgin Voyages reroutes Resilient Lady away from the Red Sea

Feb 09, 2024

Virgin Voyages has announced changes in itinerary of its ship, Resilient Lady, from the planned route through the Red Sea and Suez Canal due to escalating attacks on shipping in the region. The decision was made in response to over 30 attacks by Yemen-based Houthis on international shipping, particularly targeting the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The company expressed concerns over the safety of passengers and crew, citing the need to prioritize their well-being.