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Category: Cruise Ship Safety

Mona Passage rescue by Coast Guard of five boaters from sunken pleasure craft near Puerto Rico on April 29, 2017. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan vessel, Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescue 5 boaters in the Mona Passage The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto …

Bermuda Triangle: one more vessel claimed by sailor’s curse but five lives saved by rescuers Read More »

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‘Sexiest’ cruise ship arrives in Tauranga From the New Zealand Bay of Plenty Times Feb. 17, 2017 — A cruise ship dubbed the “sexiest ship” which collided with a concrete carrier on Sunday has arrived in Tauranga. Luxury liner Seabourn …

When ships go bump in the night – or even at port Read More »

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Norwegian Epic shown in port in Miami, Florida. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Ship bartender charged with molesting child Witness helps prevent lynching of 51-year-old alleged pervert (ANSA) – LIVORNO, MAY 26 – (Translation)  A Filipino crew member of a cruise ship was arrested by police in Livorno on charges of sexual assault against …

Cruise Ship Crewmember Molests girl, arrested in Livorno Read More »

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Harmony of the Seas a Royal Caribbean's newest ship in 2016

From The Telegraph Overflowing urinals, uncovered drains and muddy carpets’ – Harmony of the Seas cruise liner is a ‘building site’, claim irate passengers ‘Overflowing urinals, uncovered drains and muddy carpets’ – Harmony of the Seas cruise liner is a …

First pass from passengers on Harmony of The Seas is that they wish they had taken a pass Read More »

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Sunset over the Carnival Miracle. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

  Cruise to Cuba: Lawsuit Filed Against Carnival and Fathom Travel From Cruise Law News: Yesterday. a lawsuit was filed against Carnival Corporation and Fathom Travel for discriminating against Cuban-Americans who were excluded as passengers on the May 1st cruise …

Carnival condemned for allowing Castro’s to dictate policy for American citizens Read More »

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Carnival Miracle Nick & Nora supper club was one of the best specialty restaurants tried on any cruise ship. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Ordinarily taking a cruise to Cuba would not rate high in my house. Being trapped on a ship packed with “wild and crazy” middle-agers eager to “partay” on a conga line would be my wife’s idea of Hades. As for …

Thinking of going to Cuba? You should read this first and then pick some other voyage Read More »

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It’s time to thank the Good Lord. We all have a lot to give thanks for and especially those souls who were on the recent foolish voyage of the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas which came very close to …

Paperwhite Giveaway notes 104th anniversary of Titanic just 8 weeks after Anthem nearly rolled over with 6,000 souls on board Read More »

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Fishing boats in the harbor of Samana, Dominican Republic. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

  Chapter Nine Do you want a slice of lemon with that Caribbean Crime? The first time I visited the Dominican Republic was on an old classic ocean liner in 1985. This was just about the time the modern cruise …

Do you want a slice of lemon with that Caribbean Crime Cocktail? Read More »

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Anthem pool deck Elwell photo

Those responsible for sending Anthem into path of storm should be terminated After sailing on Royal Caribbean owned ships dozens of times, I had grown to have enormous respect for their company, fleet, captains and crews. While Carnival had a …

First lawsuits filed against Royal Caribbean for sailing Anthem directly into path of dangerous storm Read More »

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Anthem pool deck Elwell photo

 From GCaptain: The U.S. Coast Guard says it will inspect the storm-damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas upon its scheduled return to New York Harbor Wednesday evening following a nightmare cruise into a hurricane force storm off Cape …

Ships should not sail into the path of a storm; especially one with thousands of lives on board Read More »

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