Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernadez crew unloads supplies near port of Ponce, Puerto Rico on Sept. 27, 2017 Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse

Updates of efforts to bring relief and reconstruction to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands   The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, arrives to deliver aid near the port …

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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 …

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 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 …

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Bustling ports such as sunny Curacao figure out how to accommodate cruise visitors. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

  From Post & Courier Charleston’s growing popularity as a tourism destination is showing up at the State Ports Authority’s cruise ship terminal, creating a need for an ever-more-delicate balance between filling market demand and maintaining Charleston’s growing popularity as …

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CRUISE FACTS: What to expect For the first timers on a cruise I travel the world on ships and am lucky enough to have very kind and generous audiences (otherwise known as captive audiences with hundreds of miles of ocean between …

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