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Cuban Dancer Airlifted to Safety by Greek Air Force

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The Greek Air Force airlifted a 25-year-old Cuban dancer in need of urgent medical treatment on land after she suffered serious injuries aboard the cruise ship Celestyal Discovery. The rescue occurred last Thursday night, casting a spotlight on the swift and efficient response of the air force personnel involved in the rescue mission.

Celestyal Cruises announces new coffee bar in partnership with illy

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Celestyal Cruises has unveiled a new onboard coffee bar through a collaboration with the globally celebrated Italian coffee brand illy. This venue, named Cafe Nation, is featured on board the Celestyal Discovery and signifies the cruise line's inaugural venture into dedicated coffee bars. Inspired by the deep-rooted tradition of coffee in Greek culture—a practice revered worldwide—Café Nation has quickly become a hub for connection, relaxation, and socializing at any time of day aboard the fleet's latest addition.

MSC Cruises Private Island to Temporarily Close for Renovation

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MSC Cruises has announced the temporary closure of Ocean Cay, its private island in the Bahamas. The island will undergo extensive renovation and expansion from April 7th to May 22nd, 2024, in which there will be no ship calls. The temporary closure has led to the adjustment of over 30 cruises, with alternative destinations such as Nassau and Freeport. However, the anticipation grows for the end of May 2024, when Ocean Cay will resume its role as a key destination for the MSC Magnifica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seascape, and MSC Seashore.

MSC Cruise Ship Detained in Barcelona Due to Visa Issues

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The cruise ship MSC Armonia, with approximately 1,500 passengers on board, is currently detained in the port of Barcelona. The detention is due to 69 Bolivian passengers being unable to disembark because of allegedly carrying invalid visas for entry into the Schengen area. The ship departed on 18 days’ voyage from Santos, Brazil with scheduled stops in several Mediterranean ports. The Spanish National Police are investigating the matter, on whether the cruise ship's operators were aware of the passengers' invalid documents.

Cruise Line Offers Work & Travel Program for Guests

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Do you love traveling but would like the lowest possible rates on your next cruise vacation?

Well, now one cruise line is offering guests the opportunity to participate in a Work & Travel program, giving them the chance to work part-time aboard the ships while at the same time enjoying all guest benefits. Guests aboard Aida Cruises ships can work 4 hours a day and be rewarded with a discounted cruise rate.

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Brazil's Federal Police Arrest Two People With 28 kg of Cocaine on Cruise Ship

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Brazil's federal police arrested two individuals at the Port of Ilhéus for smuggling around 28 kg of cocaine on a cruise ship. The Federal Police reported that the duo had boarded the ship in Rio de Janeiro, heading towards Barcelona, Spain.

The apprehended individuals, a man and a woman, whose identities have not been disclosed, were discovered with the narcotics concealed within false compartments of four suitcases. This was during a luggage check that involved the use of a scanner (x-ray) and a detection dog.