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Holland America Sails On Despite Coronavirus Threat

January 28, 2020

While cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, MSC, and Costa are canceling China-based cruises in the wake of the coronavirus contagion, other cruise lines are deciding to change their itineraries, but not cancel their vessels’ voyages. 

One of the few cruise companies that have decided to continue cruising in the Asia Pacific despite the…

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Costa Venezia Passengers Screened for Coronavirus

January 27, 2020

A day after several cruise lines announced that they would cancel cruises out of China due to fears of the spread of coronavirus, authorities are increasingly worried that the ships' travels could aide the virus’ transmission. 

in an effort to head off the virus officials with Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, and Costa Cruises have all canceled…

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Cruise Companies Cancel Sailings from China Due to Corona Virus

January 26, 2020

Major cruise companies are announcing cancellations of sailings out of China due to the growing threat of coronavirus. 

USAToday.com reports that Royal Caribbean, MSC, and Costa Cruises are all…

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Wiegands Dispute Video Apparently Showing Salvatore Anello Leaning from Window

January 25, 2020

Late last week, someone released a video that purported to show the moments leading up to the death of Chloe Wiegand. The video appeared to show Chloe's grandfather, Salvatore Anello, leaning his torso out of an 11th-floor window just before lifting her up to it. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line cited the video as part of its defense against a lawsuit Chloe's family levied against it in the aftermath of her death. Now the Wiegands are disputing the cruise company’s interpretation of the video.  

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What Caused a Florida Man to Fall From A Cruise Ship Earlier This Week?

January 24, 2020

Yesterday we blogged that a 46-year-old man from Naples, Florida died after falling from a cruise ship the day before. Similar to the aftermath of many cruise ship overboard deaths, authorities came out in the hours after the incident and claimed that the man had purposefully jumped from the ship. As this is a common refrain after cruise ship disappearances, the question inevitably arises: what would cause someone to jump from a cruise ship?

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Body Recovered After Man Goes Overboard from Cruise Ship

January 23, 2020

Authorities announced that they have recovered the body of a man who went overboard from a cruise ship on Wednesday night.

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Four People Injured Following Fort Lauderdale Boat Crash

January 22, 2020

Four people were injured in a boat crash in Fort Lauderdale late last month, in an incident that was reminiscent of similar crashes which occurred earlier in Miami.

News video showed the 42-foot 4-engine vessel on its side in the location where it crashed into a jetty. Officers with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded…

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Four People Injured Following Fort Lauderdale Boat Crash

January 22, 2020

Four people were injured in a boat crash in Fort Lauderdale late last month, in an incident that was reminiscent of similar crashes which occurred earlier in Miami.

News video showed the 42-foot 4-engine vessel on its side in the location where it crashed into a jetty. Officers with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded…

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16 Year-Old-Killed After Being Struck by School Bus Just Before Christmas

January 21, 2020

Tragedy struck in the days before Christmas when 15-year-old Natasha Dwyer was hit and killed by a school bus in West Palm Beach. 

 
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Carnival Pride Passenger Medically Evacuated from Ship Operation that Stretched the Range of Coast Guard Copter

January 20, 2020

A Carnival Cruises passenger was evacuated from the Carnival Pride over the weekend due to a medical emergency, in an operation that “stretched the range” of the rescue aircraft, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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