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Sunday, April 26, 2015

A week ago the Carnival Liberty announced that it would be calling into Dominica in place of St. Kitts. Now, the Dominica Tourism Ministry has said that the cruise ship will not be calling there after all, at least not for the next two weeks.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Carnival Spirit has at last made it back to port in Sydney Australia having been adrift for two days in a major storm at the end of a 12 day cruise.  The fierce storm, which affected the whole south west of Australia, had intense winds of at least 60 mph and huge wave swells of more than 40 feet - which meant that the Sydney Harbor Master had no choice but to close the port. This meant several ships, including Carnival Spirit, were stranded off shore.

 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Usually when passengers are on a cruise and wish to go ashore it is a simple and effortless process issuing the landing cards to each person to allow them to enter different countries. However in India it is not quite as simple.

A recent cruise which called in at Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and then Mumbai, highlighted the difficulties which can be experienced in that country.

On the cruise there were three elderly Afro-Americans, one couple and another man, one of whom was on his ‘bucket list’ cruise fighting advanced cancer. They had an electronic visa for India and had flown from...

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Thursday, 23 April, Karan Seechurn, a cruise ship employee from the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, pled guilty in federal court in Newark on Thursday to abusive sexual contact.

The case was in relation to an incident which happened on December 23 last year on the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, which was sailing between Bayonne and the Bahamas. According to the court documents, 25 year old Seechurn had the job of checking...

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Due to the level of unrest in certain parts of the world, cruise lines are beginning to avoid certain countries and certain ports to try and ensure that their passengers are not put at risk, due to the political unrest in the regions.

MSC Cruises is the latest to announce that for the rest of 2015 it will not be calling in Ukraine and Egypt and their ships will not be calling into Egypt in 2016 either. The ships involved are MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera, MSC Fantasia and MSC Musica and from autumn this year and for the whole of next year they will replace the cancelled ports with Bulgaria, the Greek islands...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Graeme Finlay, a 53 year old man from Glasgow, Scotland has been in court accused of beating an elderly couple unconscious on board a cruise ship.

Finlay was on a 14 night cruise to the Canary Islands aboard a Thomson Celebration cruise ship when he was seated at dinner with an elderly couple, 70 year old Ron Phillips and his 68 year old wife June as the ship was off the coast of Lanzarote.

He was traveling alone and told the court that he had drunk two pints of lager, three glasses of red wine and around five vodka and Cokes that evening. 

Finlay says that the Phillips couple ignored him...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Drug smuggling is becoming more and more common aboard cruise ships as the drug traffickers search for new ways to move drugs around the world without being caught. With the increase in border security at the United States border with Mexico the smugglers are looking for new ways to get the drugs from the Caribbean to North America and Europe.

The latest case took place on Thursday April 16 and involved the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship. The ship was docked in Roatan, in the Caribbean and a galley worker from Nicaragua was arrested for smuggling cocaine. 

Local media identified the man as 36 year...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There is nothing more terrifying than having a family member become sick or injured, but having them suffer a brain injury may be the worst. Most brain injuries occur from a very severe accident and, oftentimes, cause permanent damage that may require lifelong treatment.

It may seem difficult to even consider filing a lawsuit for financial damages if your loved one is suffering from a brain injury. While no financial amount can make up for the fact that they are suffering, a settlement can help ensure that your family member gets the care they deserve, the...

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The United States Coast Guard has proposed changing regulations on cruise ships to implement the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (2010)  including changes to deck rails, systems for detecting or recording man overboard situations and for recording evidence of potential crimes, loudspeakers new guidelines on security and victim management, and training on how to preserve crime scenes.

Some of the new requirements include peep holes in...

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Friday, April 17, 2015

An American cruise passenger has been killed in the Cayman Islands.

Robert Daniel Cole, aged 31, from Virgilina, Virginia was on the Carnival Conquest cruise ship which was on a six day Caribbean cruise and due to arrive back in Fort Lauderdale in Florida on April 18.

On Wednesday, April 15, Cole and his traveling companion, 37 year old Amy Comer were riding on a jet ski on Seven Mile beach in Grand Cayman. At the same time, around 1 p.m. the Carnival Paradise was also in port and a 15 year old boy from New York was also on a jet ski at the same place. His jet ski then collided with Cole’s...

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