Category Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returning to New Jersey After 600 Get Sick | NBC New York

The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship’s 10-day trip in the Caribbean two days early after more than 600 passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness and the company said it was “unable to deliver the vacation our guests were expecting.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

‘Poop cruise’ Carnival Triumph set sail with problems – CNN.com

Exclusive documents obtained by CNN now reveal the fiasco on the Triumph as a disaster waiting to happen. Cruise ship mishaps Cruise ship mishaps More than 4,000 passengers and crew members were stranded aboard what’s now known as the “poop cruise” after a fire knocked out the ship’s power. The ship drifted four days before […]

Meyer Werft Lays Keel for New Quantum-Class Ship | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

Royal Caribbean International this week marked an important milestone in the development of the company’s newest class of ships, the Quantum class, with the keel laying of the Anthem of the Seas at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Jarmo Laakso, Associate Vice President Quantum Class from Royal Caribbean International, put down the lucky […]

Costa Concordia Wreck: Winter Weather

Works to increase stability of the uprighted, but still grounded, wreck are in progress at Giglio island as winter approaches. Adverse weather conditions registered recently, have caused minor movements of the wreck, considered by engineers as settlement on the false seabed, confirm the need to move forward with the so-called winterization measures to further stabilize […]

Costa Concordia: Human remains found 20 months after wreck – CNN.com

Human remains have been found on the wrecked Costa Concordia, possibly answering what happened to the last two missing people from the cruise liner that struck rocks off Italy’s Giglio Island in 2012, a spokesman for the head of Italy’s civil protection agency said Thursday. Divers will try to recover the remains, which were found […]

Getting Serious About Titanic ll

Blue Star Line in conjunction with German hydrodynamic service and consulting group the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) has conducted the first model testing of the proposed Titanic II in Germany. A 9.3m wooden model of Titanic II was put through propulsion and power testing in a 300m long tank at HSVA’s Hamburg facilities over […]

New Princess Cruise Ship Loses Power in Middle of Mediterranean

A new Princess Cruises’ ship, Royal Princess, suffered a power outage onboard for 3.5 hours during a Mediterranean cruise over the weekend. Emergency generators provided power for essential services including toilets, during the outage. Full power has since been restored. The ship measures 141,000 GT and has a capacity of 3,600 passengers. The ship was […]