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MS Norman Atlantic Catches Fire With More Than 400 Passengers On Board

MS Norman Atlantic Catches Fire With More Than 400 Passengers On Board

/ December 30, 2014 8:02 am

The MS Norman Atlantic ferry, which is owned by Italian company Visemar di Navigazione, caught fire off the coast of Corfu on Dec. 28. Experts said that the confirmed death toll from this accident has risen to seven. One of […]

Costa Concordia Finally Freed From Its Watery Grave After 20 Months

Costa Concordia Finally Freed From Its Watery Grave After 20 Months

/ September 18, 2013 8:54 am

Nearly 20 months ago, the Costa Concordia ran into the seabed just off the cost of Italy. Since then, the boat has been stuck on rocks and unable to move. Now engineers have been able to lift the cruise ship […]

Viking River Cruises to Start Offering Ocean Cruises

Viking River Cruises to Start Offering Ocean Cruises

/ May 24, 2013 8:01 am

The travel industry has changed, and companies have to find ways to change with it. According to reports, that is just what Viking River Cruises has chosen to do. This river cruise company is now going to offer ocean cruises […]

UK sees a record number of passengers take cruises last year

UK sees a record number of passengers take cruises last year

/ March 7, 2013 8:20 am

Just because the economy is bad does not mean that people are not looking to take a holiday. In the UK, this apparently means that people want to take cruises. Just last year, the UK saw cruise passengers increase by […]

Captain and other staff members finally blamed for Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32

Captain and other staff members finally blamed for Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32

/ February 27, 2013 8:44 am

On 13 January 2012, a Costa Concordia cruise liner slammed into a huge reef, which put a huge gash in the hull of the ship. In turn, this caused the ship to sink. This shipwreck led to the death of […]

Stranded Carnival ship leaves passengers overrun with sewage and starved for food

Stranded Carnival ship leaves passengers overrun with sewage and starved for food

/ February 15, 2013 8:08 am

A luxury cruise trip has recently gone horribly wrong for the some 4,200 people on board. According to reports, conditions on the ship have gone from bad to worse after an engine fire left the vessel stranded in the Gulf […]

First electric diesel ferry in the world launches from Port Glasgow

First electric diesel ferry in the world launches from Port Glasgow

/ December 18, 2012 8:18 am

The first roll-on/roll-off electric diesel ferry hybrid in the world has been launched from Port Glasgow on the River Clyde. This is the first time in over five years that a fully built commercial vessel has been launched on the […]

Carnival Cruise Lines backs down in row over drag dress code

Carnival Cruise Lines backs down in row over drag dress code

/ November 29, 2012 8:37 am

Carnival Cruise Lines has had to back down on its policy regarding dress code in order to accommodate a drag-themed cruise, but not until after raising a controversy over the matter. Cast members from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and many more […]

Cruise industry adds more safety rules

Cruise industry adds more safety rules

/ November 19, 2012 8:39 am

The cruise industry has announced many new safety measures since the Costa Concordia tragedy on 13 January, when 32 people died.  On top of that, the industry adopted three new policies on Thursday.  These were revealed by the European Cruise […]

Sandy shipwrecks cruise itineraries

Sandy shipwrecks cruise itineraries

/ October 31, 2012 8:26 am

Superstorm Sandy has been wreaking havoc on the US East Coast and international travel. This has been no different for cruises, with several cruise lines having to rearrange their itineraries. The storm has forced cruise ports along the coast to […]

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