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November 24, 2015

One of the main reasons people enjoy cruising is the perception that everything is paid for, including all the foods and drinks. However, it is very easy to spend a lot more money that you orginially intended to spend, and this can be a nasty shock when it comes to paying the bill.

According to cruise data, on average each person spends around $2,200 on a cruise holiday, and nearly $600 of that amount is the onboard costs and excursions. Suddenly cruising does not seem like a value for money holiday.

The first major additional expense is the excursions. Once the cruise is booked it is easy to become over excited when you...

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November 23, 2015

The baby born on a cruise ship has finally made it home to Utah after 79 days.

In late August, Chase and Emily Morgan were on a weeklong Caribbean cruise when Emily went into labor, even though her due date was not for another three and a half months. Her doctor had cleared her to go on the trip and she initially thought the contractions she was having were false labor. The on board medical team asked her to wait to give birth until they reached Puerto Rico, some 14 hours away as they did not have the facilities for a premature baby on board. However...

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November 22, 2015

The Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas has returned from a Caribbean cruise a day early due to reported cases of passenger illness.

It appears that the ship, which had visited St Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico, returned to port in New York a night ahead of schedule as there were four critically ill passengers on board. The captain did not give any more information about who the passengers were or their conditions, and just asked the...

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November 21, 2015

There have been two passengers on cruise ships who have died due to drowning within a week.

A New York resident died on November 20, when she was on an excursion from a cruise ship at Cane Garden Bay beach, Tortola in the British Virgin...

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November 20, 2015

A cruise ship and a ferry have been evacuated in Melbourne, Australia following a bomb scare.

Shortly after noon local time on Friday, 20 November, the Spirit of Tasmania and the Noordam, which were both docked at Station Pier in Melbourne, were evacuated after sniffer dogs had indicated that they had picked up the scent of explosives during a routine patrol of the pier.

The Spirit of Tasmania is a...

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November 19, 2015

When you take a cruise and your partner dies, not only do you have to deal with overwhelming grief but you could also be charged thousands of dollars by the cruise company.]

The parents of Taryn Smith went on a Royal Caribbean cruise to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary, but while in the Caribbean Ocean, her mother had a ...

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November 18, 2015

There has been another fire on a cruise ship, this time when the ship was at sea, resulting in all of the passengers having to be evacuated.

The ship is mega yacht Le Boréal which is owned by French company Compagnie du Ponant. There were 347 passengers and crew on board as the ship was cruising from Grave Cove to South Georgia in the Antarctic Ocean. The fire broke out in the engine room at around 2 a.m. local time when the ship was just to the...

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November 17, 2015

The Ocean Endeavour, owned by Quark Expeditions, which offers cruises to Antarctica, has been damaged by ice.

The incident happened in the Antarctic Ocean, off the South Shetland Islands on Sunday, November 15 at 3.30 in the morning. The accident was due to a collision with a thick block of ice, and no passengers or crew was injured.

Ocean Endeavor can carry 199 passengers and 124 staff and crew. On this occasion there were 167 passengers on board from 24 different countries, managed to reach its final port of call which was Ushuaia in Argentina where the damage was inspected and the passengers disembarked.


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November 16, 2015

Recently two people have inexplicably jumped overboard from cruise ships. But like in so many cases, the searches have been called off, and their bodies have not been found.

24-year-old Kaylyn Rose Sommer of Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly jumped off the Norwegian Pearl, which was hosting an electric dance party was called off on Saturday, November 14 following a 600 nautical mile search by the U.S. Coast Guard.

However, over the last ten years hundreds of people have simply disappeared from cruise ships and their relatives...

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November 15, 2015

On Thursday, November 12, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board announced that the salvage team working to find the data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro, has found the bridge deck of the ship.

This is an important find although the voyage data recorder, which should provide valuable information as to why the ship sank, has still not been found it is attached to the bridge.

According to a NTSB spokesman, the bridge was located around a mile from the main wreckage, which is lying on the ocean floor at a depth of nearly three miles.

The ship was sailing under the U.S. flag, and was a roll on/...

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