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July 31, 2015

The hurricane season in the Caribbean begins on June 1 and finishes at the end of November.

There can be storms at any time during the season, and they are not unknown at the beginning of December, but the majority of hurricanes and tropical storms happen from mid August onwards.

Depending where you are planning to cruise, the storms arrive at different times. In the eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas they tend to be in August and September but in...

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July 30, 2015

Many cruise passengers are aware of the possibility of catching norovirus on board a cruise ship which causes vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains.

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July 29, 2015

On Tuesday, July 28, two crew members aboard the Pride of America cruise ship, owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines were seriously injured.

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July 28, 2015

A lawsuit against the A&M University in Florida may be close to settlement.

Robert Champion was a Florida A & M drum major from Decatur, Georgia, and he was hazed to death in Orlando in November 2011. Champion died having collapsed following a savage beating during the hazing ritual known as ‘crossing bus C’. It happened following an annual football game between Florida A & M and Bethune-Cookman on a bus in the parking lot.

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July 28, 2015

The Aegean Paradise, a cruise ship built in 1990, collided with a Greek coast guard vessel off Chios, a Greek island near Turkey. According to press reports, the Paradise threw the coast guard vessel more than 30 meters.

The damage to the coast guard boat was severe enough that it might be unrepairable.

The coast guard vessel was carrying 25 immigrants at the time of its collision with the Aegean Paradise, which is owned by Hainan Cruise Enterprises. Press reports do not...

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July 27, 2015

The Royal Caribbean ship, Freedom of the Seas, returned to Port Canaveral at the end of a weeklong Caribbean cruise.

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July 27, 2015

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is fining Fiat Chrysler $105 million for mishandling recalls related to defective rear-mounted fuel tanks.

According to the federal governments, the defective and poorly positioned fuel tanks have been responsible for at least 75 deaths. While Fiat Chrysler issued a recall, the rate of repair has been exceptionally slow, and some victims received their recall notices after they suffered horrific burns.

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July 26, 2015

A river cruise can run into two different problems. There can be insufficient water in the river so the cruise cannot run as the ships may run aground, or the river level can be too high, so that they cannot run as the ships will not be able to pass under bridges.

Usually there is high water in the spring after the snow has melted on the mountains and flowed into the rivers, but if there is a period of heavy rain, such as in June 2013, the...

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July 25, 2015

Carnival Corporation and the Justice Department have come to a settlement following an investigation of complaints from disabled passengers.

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July 24, 2015

A group of British passengers who sailed in May 2009 on board a Thomson Spirit cruise ship have lost a lawsuit they brought against the company.

Twenty eight passengers sued as they contracted sickness and diarrhea on the ship which they said was due to food poisoning and another 15 claimed damages for what they said was a holiday which was substandard. 

The judge for the Central London case, David Mitchell, said that although the...

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