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Denial of Cruise Ship Entry Continues Despite Eased COVID Mandates | News

ST. THOMAS – The Virgin Islands continues to deny entry to cruise ships with a high COVID positivity rate even as mandates are relaxed for vaccinated visitors. Last week Sky Princess, a cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, was scheduled to dock at the West Indies Co. dock in Havensight, but was denied entry for […]

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Launch of Virgin Voyages new Valiant Lady ship from London

Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson’s cruise line, today celebrated the official introduction of its second flagship ship, the 2,770-passenger Valiant Lady. Friday morning debuted with an epic launch Party at the London International Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, where Valiant Lady is docked. A special event is also planned at the Manor (the disco on board the […]

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21 Indian sailors trapped aboard merchant ship at Mykolaiv port

About 21 Indian sailors aboard a merchant ship are stranded at the port of Mykolaiv amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. However, the 21 sailors are “safe” and in “regular contact” with their families as well as the ship management agency, PTI reported citing the agency’s founder and CEO, Sanjay Prashar. It is pertinent to […]

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Why ship within a ship is an ideal luxury cruise experience

I wrote this article on the veranda of our Sky Suite on Celebrity Millennium — Photo courtesy of Lois Alter Mark Hotels within hotels have been a growing trend for the past few years, so it was only natural for cruise lines to follow suit. Offering exclusive accommodations and VIP perks, Ships onboard transform huge […]

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Greece ferry fire: Passenger found alive on ship near Corfu but 11 still missing

One of the passengers missing on the burning Italian ferry off the Greek island of Corfu has been found alive and rescued, the coastguard said on Sunday. The 21-year-old who says he is from Belarus was found in the back of the Euroferry Olympia in apparent good condition. “Tell me I’m alive!” he shouted at […]

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Greece ferry fire: Eight out of a dozen Bulgarians missing on board ship near Corfu

Greek rescue teams were still searching for a dozen missing passengers on Saturday as a fire continued to ravage a ferry near the Greek island of Corfu, well over 24 hours after it started. Aided by a helicopter, a frigate, six tugboats and a firefighting vessel, divers and fire crews went to the scene, hoping […]

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A Kottayam Indian man working on a ship bound for New York has disappeared

Justin Kuruvila, 28, from Kottayam, disappeared on February 7 while working on board Stream Atlantic. A 28-year-old man from Kottayam in Kerala disappeared while on board a cargo ship, sailing from South Africa to New York. Justin Kuruvila, who worked as a kitchen assistant aboard the ship “Stream Atlantic”, was reported missing on February 7, […]

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What does it look like on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship right now?

The pandemic has made cruising a somewhat different experience. Covid has impacted most areas of life around the world, but cruises have been hit harder than most travel. All US cruise lines including Royal Caribbean (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group ReportCarnival Cruise Lines (CCA) – Get the Carnival Corporation reportNorwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) […]

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Cruise ship docks in Belize after Bahamas refuses entry

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 24, 2022 – On Friday, Jan. 7, the Celebrity Apex was unable to make its scheduled stopover in the Bahamas after being refused entry. This was due to the island nation’s recent change to its entry requirements for cruise ships in the face of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, and as a […]

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Cruise ship heads back to Bahamas after US judge orders seizure over unpaid fuel bill

Crystal Symphony Ship JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP via Getty A cruise ship has taken a surprise detour to the Bahamas after a US judge ordered the vessel seized in a lawsuit over unpaid fuel. The Crystal Symphony, which was originally scheduled to bring passengers back to Miami on Saturday, instead headed to the Bahamian island of Bimini, […]

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Survivors remember Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster on its 10th anniversary

January 13 (UPI) — Italy on Thursday held a ceremony in memory of the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster 10 years ago. the An Italian cruise ship ran aground off the island of Giglio after hitting rocks in the Mediterranean Sea and capsizing on January 13, 2012. the disaster survivors recalled […]

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Passenger on vegetarian cruise ship “starving” because “almost all meals” contain meat in quarantine hotel

EXCLUSIVE: “They got me off the boat like I had the plague”: a vegetarian cruise ship passenger, 56, who is forced to isolate himself in the hotel “prison” in Tenerife after catching Covid says she is starving because “almost every meal comes with meat” Yvonne Harnett, 56, of Stock, Essex, left alone in ‘squalid prison’ […]

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Ruby Princess cruise ship returns to San Francisco with passengers infected with COVID – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Cruise ship Ruby Princess docked in San Francisco after a 10-day cruise to Mexico early Thursday with several passengers on board who tested positive for COVID-19, company officials confirmed cruising. Officials at the Port of San Francisco said that under a local health warrant, the Ruby Princess crew randomly tested […]

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Hobart cruise ship seen as close contact site, all on board for quarantine | Examiner

news, news-locales, hobart, cruise, boat, quarantine, covid, close, contact All passengers and crew aboard the Coral Discoverer cruise ship, which is currently docked in Hobart, are being quarantined following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on board. Although the ship had a COVID security plan and measures in place, public health determined that “the nature of […]

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Disney Cruise Ship Docked in St. Thomas Denied Due to Active COVID Cases | News

Disney cruise ship passengers waited at the West Indian Co. dock, expecting to disembark in St. Thomas only to be turned away due to active cases of COVID-19 on board. The ship arrived early Thursday morning around 7:00 am but left the island around 9:30 am. He was to stay until 4:30 p.m. “The Disney […]

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Belize-registered ship stranded in Penghu Islands after drifting unmanned for four days – Taiwan English News

A general cargo ship ran aground on a reef in the Penghu Islands, after the crew abandoned the ship off the coast of northern Taiwan on December 24. The Belize flagged 499 gross tonnage freighter HOMAO lost power due to cabin flooding and issued a distress signal around 8 a.m. on the 24th, 52 nautical […]

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Teenager dives to death from cruise ship returning to Miami

A teenager aboard a cruise ship dived to his death last week, sparking an investigation by police in Florida. No foul play was suspected in the boy’s death, said Miami-Dade Police Detective Chris Thomas. The boy died at around 7:30 p.m. ET on board MSC Seashore on Wednesday as the ship returned from a five-day […]

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‘Sydney’s ultimate party boat’ returned to regulator after serious violations

A Sydney party ship has been referred to the alcohol and gambling regulator after police discovered violence, drug use and alcohol licensing offenses on board the ship. Marketed as “Sydney’s ultimate party boat,” the MV John Cadman III has been ordered by the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority to close from Christmas Eve until December […]

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Watch a US Navy ship test a laser weapon at sea

A sustained flash of light produces a fire, then a wreckage. This month, the US Navy continued its laser weapon testing from the deck of the USS Portland, destroying a target floating on the surface of the Gulf of Aden. These laser demonstrations are part of a larger modernization effort, with the US Navy testing […]

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Royal Caribbean cruise ship reports dozens of coronavirus cases

Dozens of people aboard a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus after leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, according to the cruise line. Fifty-five fully vaccinated passengers and crew aboard the ship, the Odyssey of the Seas, tested positive, the cruise line said in a statement on Thursday, noting that the […]

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DVIDS – News – Santa has nothing on the ship’s captain spreading holiday cheer

SAIPAN – USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) of Military Sealift Command brings year-round joy to the United States armed forces operating in the Indo-Pacific region. The Pre-Positioning and Marine Base Ship pre-positions containerized and palletized cargo, heavy equipment, and vehicles throughout the region, ensuring U.S. forces have what they need, when they need it, and where […]

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Hellenic sailors from Kephalos Bay – in service with the cable ship Levant II at Gallipoli

For many years, I have researched and written about the Hellenic connection to the history of Anzac in Australia. The roots of this link can be found in the role of the northern Aegean islands of Lemnos, Imbros and Tenedos in the countryside of Gallipoli. It had a reciprocal impact through the interaction of two […]

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Several crossings canceled for MSC cruise ship due to restrictions

Due to changing restrictions along European routes, MSC Cruises has decided to cancel future crossings of MSC Magnifica, offering reserved customers who have already paid in full several options to modify their plans. From December 19, 2021 to January 14, 2022, all crossings by the ship have been canceled. MSC Magnifica Canceled departures As the […]

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Sailors finally freed from Covid-19 ship lockdown find little to do ashore

BATUMI, Georgia – A group of U.S. sailors descended the gangway in this town along the Black Sea last month, finally freed from the quarantines and restrictions that had defined Navy life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Behind them, geopolitical tensions mark a pause: the Russian navy frigate tasked with monitoring them across the Black Sea […]

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Cruise ship sells homes so owners can travel the world at sea

A residential cruise ship offers the experience of traveling the world from the comfort of your own luxury home onboard, including an $ 8 million two-story penthouse. Storylines sells the new homes aboard its residential cruise ship – a 741-foot-long, 450-crew, 55,000-ton MV Narrative. The ship will allow its owners on board to sail around […]

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P&O Cruises: the cruise ship Azura resumes its cruises …

Azura returned to the high seas today as P&O Cruises continues to stagger the resumption of cruising. He left Bridgetown, Barbados today, and will sail the Caribbean, visiting popular destinations such as Curacao and Tortola on a 13-day trip. The family-friendly P&O cruise ship typically departs from Barbados and Valletta to Malta on this side […]

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Key West residents protest arrival of large cruise ship

Cruise ships began returning to Key West two weeks ago, ending a 20-month shutdown due to the pandemic. On a small island with a tourism-dependent economy known for its laid-back and party demeanor, the big comeback is creating enough discontent to draw a downtown protest on a Thursday morning. It’s been just over a year […]

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🌱 The filming of Havensight almost scared the cruise ship + more

Hello. Let’s start with the latest headlines, events and social media posts (all to read!) First of all, the weather forecast for the day: A morning shower; partly sunny. High: 84 Low: 76. Main titles The Tourism Commissioner had to personally convince a cruise ship docked at the West Indies Company not to leave soon […]

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Covid-19 infected Norwegian cruise ship arrives in New Orleans

Norwegian Cruise Lines Escape Photo: Norwegian Cruise Lines A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew infected with Covid-19 docked in New Orleans on Sunday, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of coronavirus disease. Local New Orleans news outlets have confirmed that Norwegian […]

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Cruise ship with 10 COVID-19 cases heads to New Orleans

Norwegian Breakaway is expected to return to New Orleans with 10 positive COVID-19 cases on board after a trip to Belize, Honduras and Mexico. Richard drew AP file A cruise ship with COVID-19 The outbreak on board is heading to New Orleans, Louisiana health officials said. A Norwegian Cruise Lines ship with 10 cases of […]

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COVID outbreak on cruise ship off United States | The Murray Valley Standard

Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship as it approaches New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. Norwegian Breakaway left New Orleans on November 28 and is expected to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a press release on Saturday evening. During the past week, the ship called […]

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Princess Cruises eighth ship restarts operations

The Caribbean princess has now set sail, becoming the eighth ship in Princess Cruises’ fleet to welcome guests on board after the pandemic has stopped. The ship departed Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 28, 2021, beginning a 7-night getaway to the Eastern Caribbean. Caribbean princess Restart operations During a festive welcoming ceremony, […]

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Dubai’s largest cruise ship sets sail

The Middle East’s largest passenger cruise ship has departed from Dubai. With a crew of 1,400 men, the MSC Virtuoso was officially named on Saturday in a ceremony in Port Rashid that took place in the shadow of the $ 800 million ship. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed attended the christening ceremony, a long-standing maritime tradition […]

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The first cruise ship received clearance to return to Grand Cayman in December

A surprise move by the Cayman Islands government this week as it approved the visit of the first cruise ship in more than twenty months. The Seattle-based Holland America Line received clearance despite the government making it clear earlier that it could be several months before a cruise ship returned to the Cayman Islands. According […]