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Anthem of the Seas battles 100 mph winds by the remnants of Hermine

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The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, which left from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, toward Bermuda faced high winds from the Tropical Storm Hermine. The rough conditions worsened early Sunday when the cruise ship started swaying. According to one passenger from New Jersey the waves were up to 40 feet with wind gusts up to 100 knots. On-board photo shows the current screen showing 98 knots wind.

Italian Miss Survivor of the Earthquake and the Costa Concordia Shipwreck

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The 20 year-old Italian student, Nicole di Mario lived to win a beauty pageant prize this week after her latest brush with death – escaping the earthquake in central Italy, four years after surviving Costa Concordia. When the earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, Nicole was sleeping in a family house in Borbone, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the village of Amatrice which was wiped out by the quake killing hundreds of people.

Crew member airlifted to hospital following heart attack on cruise ship

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Last night a 46-year-old Indonesian crew member was airlifted by the Italian Coast Guard from the cruise ship Sovereign operated by Pullmantur. The crew member suffering from heart attack was first transferred to the ships medical facility. After assessing the condition the ships doctor notified the master of the vessel who contacted the Coast Guard. The crew member was airlifted by the Coast Guard 70 miles from the coast of Civitavecchia. After receiving the call, Coast Guard personnel immediately activated the procedures for assistance in emergency situations at sea.

Carnival Donates $250,000 for Louisiana Flood Relief

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Carnival Cruise Line has once again shown its charitable side by donating $250,000 to aid organizations in support of their efforts on behalf of victims of the recent floods in Louisiana. Carnival Cruise Line will donate $125,000 and its parent company Carnival Corporation is matching that amount through its Carnival Foundation charitable arm. Recipients include the Save the Children, American Red Cross, and Louisiana Association of United Ways.

Celebrity Cruises Bartender Wins Diageo Best Bartender Award

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Celebrity Cruises bartender, Andrej Malic has been named Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender for 2016. This global bartender competition was held on 17 August in the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. Andrej Malic, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, topped the competition from hundreds of cruise line bartenders representing Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises. The Celebrity Cruises bartender won this prestigious award with his ‘Old Spice Fashion’ cocktail, featuring Bulleit Bourbon.

Costa Magica and AIDACara Cancel Stops in Funchal

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The Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Transport in Madeira announced that the arrival of two cruise ships in Funchal was canceled due to the situation with the wildfires that occurred last week on the island. The cruise ship operated by AIDA cruises, AIDACara scheduled to arrive on 15 of August, and the Italian cruise ship Costa Magica scheduled to stop on 16 of August are canceled. First to divert the cruise schedule was the British cruise ship P&O Azura on August 11, when the wildfires were most intense. Instead the arrival in Funchal, Azura spend a day at sea.

Woman Falls off Mariner of the Seas Rescued after 38 Hours at Sea

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A Chinese woman sailing on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Mariner of the Seas has been rescued by a fishing vessel after she fell overboard. The accident happened on August 10, when the ship was returning back to its homeport in Shanghai. First to notice her disappearance was her family who informed the ships officers. All crew were engaged in an on board search operation, but they could not find the 32 year-old woman. Ship’s captain notified the Coast Guard, and search and rescue operation was initiated.

Bad Sense of Humor “Costa Cruises one way trips”

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The owner of the funeral company Costa, Natalino Costa, wanted to "fool around" with the similar names between his firm and the name of the Italian cruise company Costa Cruises. As a sponsor of local festival in Italy, Natalino printed the slogan “Costa Cruises One way trips” on the aprons worn by the waiters. Many people offended by this slogan with bad sense of humor reacted to the message reminding them of the terrible tragedy of Costa Concordia where 32 people lost their lives. Evidently, the owner of the funeral firm has not come to terms with the sensitivity of his action.