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July 02, 2015

On July 5, ten years ago, George Smith IV disappeared from the Brilliance of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean International, while on his honeymoon.

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July 01, 2015

On July 1, early in the morning, a man in his 50s became ill on board the cruise ship Wind Surf when it was anchored off Portrush on the north coast of Northern Ireland. 

Wind Surf is owned by Windstar Cruises and is one of the largest cruise ships using sails in the world. It is a very distinctive ship with five masts which are over 160 foot tall and can carry up to 310 passengers along with 214 crew members. It was originally called Club Med 1 when launched in 1989. ...

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June 30, 2015

Francisco Schettino, the disgraced captain of the Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship that capsized three years ago, killing 32 people, has released a book that he says provides the "shocking truth" of that tragic night.

The book, entitled The Truth Submerged, was co-written with Vittoriana Abate.

The Costa Concordia tragedy received worldwide attention, in part because of Captain Schettino's alleged actions. He was convicted in an Italian court of manslaughter, abandoning the ship and causing a maritime disaster. He is appealing the verdict and is currently under house...

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June 30, 2015

A federal judge in Florida has now determined that the settlement between Carnival Corporation and over 50 passengers should be enforced, even though one plaintiff has not yet agreed.

District Judge Kathleen M. Williams ordered the settlement be enforced on Tuesday, June 23, even though plaintiff Diego Jorge Delacroix had objected saying that the counsel for the plaintiffs had no authority to settle for him. However as Delacroix did not turn...

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June 29, 2015

Norovirus is a major problem on cruise ships and causes ruined holidays for thousands of passengers each year.

The problem is when so many people are in a confined space, the virus can move quickly from person to person, either in airborne particles, or on surfaces touched by infected people such as door knobs, stairway banisters, elevator buttons and items in the dining rooms such as buffet spoons and condiments on the tables.

However, a group of researchers from North Carolina have now...

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June 28, 2015

On Saturday, June 27 June a cruise ship collided with a tanker in Turkish waters.

The MV Celestyal Crystal, owned by Celestyal Cruise (which was previously known as the Louis Cristal), was on a Mediterranean cruise and sailing in the Dardanelles straits off Turkey with 852 passengers on board and 382 crew members. At around 1.30 a.m. local time the ship collided with a tanker, the STI Pimlico, which is registered in the Marshall Islands. 

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June 27, 2015

Nissan and Toyota, two of the largest automakers in the world, announced that they were expanding their recall of Takata-manufactured airbags, previously restricted to North America, to the rest of the world, Reuters reported.

Currently, eight deaths have been traced to Takata airbags. Due to a flaw in the in the airbag's inflator, these devices can explode, spraying shrapnel throughout the inside of the car.

Toyota is recalling another 2.86 million vehicles in addition to their initial...

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June 27, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, eight cruise ship passengers on a sightseeing plane, along with the pilot, were killed in Alaska.

Plane Goes Missing

According to the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska, the agency received a report around 2.15 p.m. local time that the plane had not yet landed. The plane had been touring the Misty Fjords National Monument. An emergency locator...

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June 25, 2015

An outbreak of Norovirus on one of its ships has forced Fred. Olsen cruise lines to cancel a three-day cruise, approximately a month after a previous outbreak forced the line to cut short an eight-day Norwegian cruise, the site Cruise Critic reports.

The outbreak occurred on the cruise liner Balmoral, which was scheduled to complete a short cruise to Belgium and France.

Norovirus is a common gastrointestinal condition that causes vomiting and diarrhea, among other symptoms. It is spread through human-to-human contact and is...

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June 24, 2015

When one thinks of burials at sea, one often imagines wooden coffins sliding down planks into the ocean. That is no longer the case on cruise liners as many people nowadays take the ashes of their loved ones onto a cruise to scatter at sea.

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