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Norwegian Cruise Line Faces Lawsuit After 2017 Cruise Into Bomb Cyclone

A winter hurricane, called a bomb cyclone, was directly in the path of the Breakaway but the ship’s crew decided to remain on course and sail through this massive storm front Read more [...]

More Issues for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean is faced with another challenge as air conditioning units failed during the Anthem of the Seas cruise from New Jersey to Puerto Rico. During the tropical cruise, temperatures in some of the affected cabins reached 86 degrees. Read more [...]
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Can You Be Banned From A Cruise Line For Life?

If you are looking to be the star of your friend’sYouTube video and you jump from your balcony into the water, you are going to very quickly get banned. Read more [...]

What those Codes and Code Words on Cruise Ships Mean

The most talked about code currently is the Code Red which denotes an outbreak of a virus or other illness on the ship Read more [...]
Yangtze River Shipwreck

Shipwreck on the Yangtze River Likely the Worst in Chinese History

The shipwreck on the Yangtze River is as bad as initially feared. At this point, four days after the Eastern Star sank on a stretch of the river that winds through the Hubei province after encountering severe weather, it is all but impossible that more survivors will be found. Of the 456 passengers who were on board the Eastern Star, which has also been translated as the "Oriental Star," only 14 survived, the same number we reported the day after the shipwreck occurred. Read more [...]
Yangtze River Shipwreck

Hundreds Missing after Shipwreck on Yangtze River in China

A cruise ship sailing down the Yangtze River from Nanjing to Chongqing capsized Monday night after encountering a violent storm consisting of heavy rain, high winds, and potentially a tornado. The Eastern Star or Oriental Star, depending on how the ship's name is translated, was carrying 456 passengers, and now, approximately 43 hours after the vessel first flipped, there are only 14 known survivors. Seven passengers have been confirmed dead, leaving 437 people unaccounted for, most of whom are senior citizens. Read more [...]