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May 27, 2016

Forty six crew members are stranded on a gambling ship in Hong Kong after the owner stopped paying their wages six months ago.

The men have been on the New Imperial Star for over six months in appalling living conditions, waiting for the situation to be resolved.
The crew are from Myanmar in Burma, Ukraine and mainland China and they were told that they would be paid but that was over six months ago.
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May 26, 2016

Shore based excursions are very important for the cruise lines as they make large profits for the companies.

For example, it is estimated that Navigator of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, makes up to and even over a million dollars a week in on board sales and sales of shore excursions. It is usually the safest option for the passengers to book via the cruise lines as they normally try hard to make sure that the businesses they are working with are safe for their...

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May 25, 2016

The first cruise ship to sail the Northwest Passage leaves In August with 1,000 passengers, but there continue to be concerns about what could go wrong.

The Crystal Serenity will leave from Seward, Alaska then cruise towards the Bering Sea and head north before turning right through the Arctic Ocean north of Canada, then go down through Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea in the North Atlantic arriving in...

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May 24, 2016

The State Ports Authority in Charleston wants to build a new terminal for cruise ships at Union Pier, but following a public hearing the vast majority of those who expressed an opinion did not want the $35 million project to go ahead.

However, the SPA are still hoping the proposal will get the necessary permits and they can move ahead with building a new terminal in the historic area of Ansonborough.
Critics of the plan say it will alter the whole historic feel of the area...

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May 23, 2016

A husband and wife from Surrey in Canada have been faced with a massive bill following a cruise to Hawaii on the Star Princess.

In the fall of last year, Robert and Marilyn Wiens went on a cruise of a lifetime to Hawaii which left from Vancouver. Being sensible they took out travel insurance for the 15 day trip as well as Princess Vacation Protection.
However, during the cruise they...

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May 22, 2016

The United States government has issued a serious warning to visitors to Honduras.

The warning applies to residents, tourists and also applies to cruise ship passengers visiting the country who, according to the government, are specifically at risk as drivers pretend to be official taxis taking arriving passengers on shore based excursions but they are actual part of...

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May 21, 2016

A filing has been made in a court in Miami Dade concerning a serious accident suffered by a child on the Norwegian Escape last month.

According to the filing, 8 year old Giovani Reyes suffered severe brain damage when he fell as he was playing basketball on the 4,248 passenger ship, which was on a seven day cruise from Miami to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola in the British Virgin Islands; and Nassau in The...

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May 20, 2016

The United States’ Coast Guard has published a list of the main safety problems found on board cruise ships.

The report was published by the Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) and shows the main problem being that in the event of an accident involving sinking, flooding or fire, it would be very difficult for passengers to escape. 
Fire screen doors did not work properly...

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May 19, 2016

In May 2012, Kevin Davis, a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and his girlfriend went on a cruise in the Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Lines and the ship docked in Cozumel, Mexico for a day. Kevin and his girlfriend rented a moped to tour a little. His father Paul, has now spoken out about what happened.

The roads in Cozumel had many potholes and Kevin hit one on the moped and they were both ejected. Kevin ruptured his spleen and his girlfriend had serious injuries...

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May 18, 2016

New information has been revealed about the death of a mother of four who went overboard from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship early in the morning of Friday, May 13 and the FBI is now involved in the case.

To date, no one really knows what happened to 33 year old Samantha Broberg apart from what can be seen on the video footage. It is known that she apparently went overboard from the 10th deck...

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