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Norwegian Cruise Line Resumes Service to Roatan Following Crew Murder

15. April 2014

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Norwegian Cruise Line is resuming calls this week in Roatan, Honduras after canceling last week’s stops following the murder of one of its crew members in port earlier this month. NCL noted on their facebook page last week that stops were canceled out of “an abundance of caution for our guests and crew, we have […]

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Gay Cruise Ship Allegedly Banned From Casablanca, Morroco

2. July 2012

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2,100 passengers aboard an all-gay Holland America Line cruise were told that their scheduled stop in Casablanca, Morrocco – despite previous confirmations – was being denied entry by port officials. The stop would have been the first of its kind in the Muslim country, though the Tourism Minister in Morocco is denying that any official […]

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Carnival’s Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident – Picture Gallery and Video

14. January 2012

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UPDATE: 2:30 US Central Time: The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia has been arrested. The Guardian is reporting that an announcement was made after the ship had collided with underwater rocks stating that it was just an electrical failure. Passengers are also alleging they were attempting to board life-boats but the crew wouldn’t allow […]

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Taking a Cruise During Hurricane Season: A First-Hand Look

30. August 2011

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The cruise industry calls it “Wave Season” and the rest of us call it “Hurricane Season.” It’s the time of year in late summer and early fall when cruises in the Caribbean are available at bargain prices due to the higher probability of your vacation being interrupted by Mother Nature. Depending on how you look […]

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Massive Glacier Calving Sends Ice Flying Towards Tourists

10. August 2011

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One of the reasons to go on an Alaskan Cruise is to see the massive ice structures in areas like Tracy Arm Fjord. When ice breaks off it’s known as calving – and when it breaks off in huge chunks – it’s known as “DANGER DANGER” according the the camera woman. There was only one […]

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Cruise Ships and Ports: What Charleston can Learn from Mobile

15. June 2011

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Local officials in Mobile, Alabama were “shocked” when Carnival Cruise Lines announced it was pulling the Elation from the port and moving it to New Orleans. Carnival at this point hasn’t made any plans to pull the Fantasy out of Charleston, but local groups are putting strain on the line and they may reconsider. The […]

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Taxi Drivers Cause Port Troubles Again – Now in Victoria, British Columbia

18. April 2011

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Taxi drivers are at it again – this time in Victoria, British Columbia. Upset about a $200 seasonal fee to pick passengers from the cruise terminal, taxi drivers have boycotted the first cruise ship docking of the summer season. Just weeks ago, taxi-drivers in Phuket, Thailand interrupted the normal operations by blocking all passengers in […]

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Carnival Cruises Adopt Plug-In Electric Plan for Ships Docking in Brooklyn

13. April 2011

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You’ve heard about plug-in electric cars like the Chevy Volt, but what about a plug-in cruise ship? Carnival Cruise Line is going to retrofit two of its ships to run on electric power next year….kind of. Two ships, the Queen Mary 2 and the Caribbean Princess, currently dock at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal about 40 […]

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Live Anti-Aircraft Ammo Found Beneath Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal

11. April 2011

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In October 2010, divers doing homeland security safety checks beneath the cruise ship terminal made a startling discovery: Live ammunition between 20mm and 90mm in size. The port was used as a munitions depot during WWII up until 1971, and the investigators explain that it isn’t necessarily surprising. “Wherever munitions have been handled in the […]

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Trouble in Phuket for Silversea’s Silver Spirit

6. April 2011

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An 18 month dispute between taxi drivers and tour bus operators in Phuket, Thailand came to a head today when a group of 180 taxi drivers blocked the port entrance as Silversea’s Silver Spirit docked in the port for the first time. The Silver Spirit, Silversea’s newest ship, stopped in Phuket today as part of […]

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