Month: December 2015

It’s that Noro time of year; Veendam outbreak eyeballed by CDC as Eden not a paradise for passengers

    It may not be fair to blame the Veendam for the Norovirus outbreak currently underway.  The Los Angeles Times reports that the vomiting and diarrhea disease commonly associated with cruise ships and nursing homes has been circulating in

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Tempest in a bottle of water as Celebrity executives prove their IQ’s are lower than h2o

From Cruise Critic: — Passengers sailing in Celebrity Cruises’ AquaClass cabins will no longer receive free daily bottled water, starting immediately. In a statement, the line said that passengers in AquaClass, along with those in Sky and Celebrity suites, will

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Rejoice, Tourists! St. Maarten adding prison capacity for it’s many criminals

  NAf. 13 million secured for expansion of prison Sint Maarten November 05, 2015 8:34 AM  From Dutch Legal Portal POINTE BLANCHE-Government has “secured” approximately NAf. 13 million from the country’s capital investment budget for the expansion of the Point

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Itinerary with distinction: go Dutch!

Dutch Island Dreaming It’s rare to find a Southern Caribbean itinerary that doesn’t require sailing out of Puerto Rico. That distinction is only the beginning of what makes Navigator of the Seas’ new itineraries so different. Depart from Miami for

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Terror threats loom for cruise travelers in Europe; cruise lines cancel trips to Greece & Turkey

That long-planned trip coming up to cruise the Greek Isles or tour an European capital before boarding a ship? It may be time to be sure that you bought travel insurance or to review your policy and speak to your

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Star Pride ran aground while anchoring; all aboard transferred to another ship for trip home

From Maritime Executive Windstar Cruises‘ 200-passenger boutique cruise ship Star Pride ran aground off of Isla de Coiba, Panama during anchoring maneuvers. The company said that all guests and crew are safe, but there is hull damage and the vessel is unable

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Juan Manuel Palma Ortega charged with molesting child aboard Disney Magic

  Juan Manuel Palma Ortega charged with molesting child aboard Disney Magic From WSVN MIAMI (Dec. 26, 2015) — A Honduran man is behind bars, Thursday, after he was accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl aboard a Disney cruise ship.

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Celebrity brings two elder ships up to Solstice-class luxury

Two Celebrity Cruises Ships to Undergo Bold, New Refresh (Editor’s Note: This report on how Celebrity is giving yet another makeover to two of the remaining older ships in its fleet is from Celebrity Cruises while the captions and photos

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MSC lands its own island in Bahamas

With crime in mind for cruise passengers to the Bahamas, the cruise lines find a way to separate the felons from their customers MSC Cruises to Create Exclusive Bahamian Marine Reserve Island Experience for Caribbean Cruise Guests 12/17/2015 Geneva, Switzerland,

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Gunfire and violence in Virgin Islands will make any visitor from Chicago feel right at home

Wounded man flees shooter in Smith Bay From The Virgin Islands Daily News BY ASHLEY MAYRIANNE JONES (DAILY NEWS STAFF) Published: December 17, 2015   ST. THOMAS – A man was shot in the thigh in Smith Bay on Tuesday

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