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  • Coronavirus: Disney and Other Lines Join Viking in Suspending Cruises As Many Countries Close Their Ports

    Several cruise lines announced yesterday that they are suspending cruising due to the emerging coronavirus outbreak. Following Viking Cruises and Princess Cruises’ suspension of cruising, Disney Cruises, AMA River Cruises, Avalon Waterways, Celestyal Cruises, Saga Cruises, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises are all suspending their cruise operations. European lines such as Saga made the decision.

  • Vision of the Seas Descends Into Drug-Fueled Orgy During Mediterranean Cruise?

    Last year, Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed with the producers of a reality television show called “Shipmates” to use the cruise line’s Vision of the Seas in the filming of the program. Channel 4 TV in the UK used the Vision as the setting for what the producers describe as a “party-fueled luxury cruise ship” sailing in...

  • UK Naval Commander Warns that ISIS Could Target Cruise Ships in Mediterranean

    Multiple news outlets in the U.K. are reporting that the U.K. naval commander for NATO is warning that ISIS presents a threat to shipping in the Mediterranean Sea. The popular Daily Mail published UK Commander Warns Mediterranean Cruise Ships Could be Terror Targets.   It’s a topic we cover often.  It is our belief that cruise...

  • Norovirus on the Adventure of the Seas?

    We have been contacted by passengers on the Adventure of the Seas, complaining about an a norovirus outbreak. This morning we received this latest comment: “My family have just returned from a European cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of The Seas. There was a nasty outbreak of noro virus inboard affecting many guests which led to a...

  • P&O Ferries No-CCTV Camera Controversy: Expect a Long Fight

    Following intense public pressure brought by Richard Fearnside’s mother Marianne, P&O Ferries has posted comments on its Facebook page stating that it will be discussing the use of CCTV cameras with the “wider shipping community” and will be raising this issue with the “UK and European Maritime safety authorities.”    Don’t believe it. This is a...

  • CEO Micky Arison & Other Carnival Directors Named in Costa Concordia Criminal Complaint

    The Week magazine in the U.K. reports that Italian lawyers are filing a criminal complaint against Carnival CEO Micky Arison as well as other American and British directors of Costa’s dual listed parent companies, Carnival Corporation and Carnival PLC.  The article written by Andrea Vogt, “Costa Concordia: UK Directors to be Named Responsible for Capsize,”...

  • Monster Cruise Ships Menace Venice

    The UK’s Mail Online newspaper has some interesting photographs today regarding the ongoing protests by environmental groups in Italy who are trying to protect the beautiful city of Venice from the effects of water pollution, air emissions and erosion of historical building by traffic from huge cruise ships. Earlier this week we addressed this issue...

  • Mystery Continues Over Missing U.K. Cruise Passenger and Crewmember

    In the past two months, two citizens from the United Kingdom have disappeared during cruises.  Disney crewmember Rebecca Coriam went missing from Disney’s Wonder in March while the cruise ship was sailing from California to Mexico.  This month, U.K. passenger John Halford vanished from the Spirit cruise ship operated by Thomson Cruise Lines while the ship was approaching Egypt.  Disappearances...

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