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Virgin Voyages Announces Brilliant Lady's Debut in 2025 After Launch Delay
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Virgin Voyages has announced the first sailings for its new ship, Brilliant Lady, after some delays. The fourth ship joining Virgin Voyages fleet will start its journeys next year, offering longer sailings of up to 14 nights from various US ports. Initially planned to start in December this year, it will now begin in 2025 from ports like New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

AIDA Cruises to Broadcast UEFA EURO 2024
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This summer, AIDA Cruises' fleet will offer live broadcasts of the official UEFA European Championship games, happening in Germany from June 14 to July 14. Passengers on all AIDA cruise ships will have the opportunity to watch every minute of the matches, even while at sea, thanks to satellite technology. Football broadcasts will be shown on both the public screens throughout the ships and in cabins TVs.

US Coast Guard Airlifts Carnival Sunshine Team Member
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A 35-year-old crew member of the Carnival Sunshine in need of urgent medical attention was evacuated by the US Coast Guard. This medevac took place on April 27, 2024, during a sea day. While the specifics of the crew member's health issue remain confidential, it was deemed serious enough by onboard medical staff to necessitate immediate hospital care.

Cruise Passenger Arrested in Grand Turk
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A cruise ship passenger was arrested in Turks and Caicos, facing up to 12 years in prison. Tyler Scott Wenrich, a 32-year-old from Richmond, Virginia, was detained by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force after bullets were found in his bag during a routine security check.

Hard Rock International Teams Up with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises
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Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming have just announced a groundbreaking partnership with Royal Caribbean Group's Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, promising exciting benefits for guests and team members. 

Iceland Releases Report on Norwegian Prima Near-Miss Grounding
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The Iceland Transportation Accident Investigation Committee released a report on last year's near-miss grounding involving the 140,000-ton cruise ship Norwegian Prima at the port of Reykjavík. According to the report, the Norwegian Prima drifted outside the navigable channel and came within 10 meters of rocks after the vessel experienced winds in excess of 50 knots.

Sun Princess Christened in Barcelona
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Princess Cruises celebrated the naming of its new ship, the Sun Princess, today, April 23, 2024, in Barcelona, with the ship’s godmother, the award-winning British actress Hannah Waddingham. The naming ceremony of the largest and most luxurious love boat ever created took place in the ship’s theater with executives from Carnival Corporation, celebrities, and three cast members from the TV series "The Love Boat": Bernie Kopell - Dr. Adam Bricker, Ted Lange - Isaac Washington, and Jill Whelan - Vicki Stubing.

MSC Foundation and MSC Group to Build New Hospital Ship for Mercy Ships
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The MSC Foundation, and the MSC Group in collaboration with Mercy Ships International, has announced a new initiative to construct a brand new hospital ship to expand healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative represents a significant commitment to improving healthcare accessibility and surgical education in sub-Saharan Africa, addressing critical needs and building sustainable local healthcare infrastructures.

Crew Member Medically Evacuated From Cruise Ship Near Newcastle, NSW
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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter medically evacuated a crew member from the P&O Australia cruise ship, Pacific Adventure, who was in urgent need of medical assistance on land. The rescue occurred approximately 20 nautical miles east of Newcastle, New South Wales.