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    A former Holland America cruise ship worker who sexually assaulted and tried to kill a passenger was sentenced to 30 years. Ketut Pujayasa, 31, has already served 2 1/2 years in federal prison for the violent attack on the woman during a cruise that left Port Everglades in February 2014. Pujayasa used his master key to make entry to the woman's room and his on her balcony until she fell asleep. He admitted that he then attacked her for almost 60 minutes, which included choking her with electrical cords and trying to throw her into the ocean from the balcony. The former Holland [...]
    A Royal Caribbean passenger who sailed on the Majesty of the Seas last November contracted Legionnaires' disease during his cruise. The passenger, from Ohio, filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean. The passenger alleges that the cruise line notified him that Legionella had been found in the ship's water system. After the passenger returned home, he began experiencing symptoms of Legionnaires' disease. He visited a doctor and was hospitalized. The lawsuit lists kidney, heart and pulmonary failure among other complications he suffered as a result of the disease. Legionnaires' is the most serious disease a cruise passenger can contract on a ship. The disease is [...]
    A Princess cruise ship hit a rock that's used as a breakwater at the port of Nice in France Friday morning. The Pacific Princess arrived at the port at 6:15 a.m. before it struck the rock. Crew members soon found a leak on the ship soon after the accident. About twenty firefighters and divers responded to the incident. The Princess ship occurred in rough seas causing the port side of the cruise vessel to strike rocks at the entrance to the harbor. The Pacific Princess was scheduled to remain at Nice until this evening before departing for Barcelona, Spain. The cruise ship was scheduled [...]
    A two-year-old on the Carnival Splendor almost drowned in the swimming pool after the child was allegedly left unattended. Carnival Cruise Lines said the incident happened while the ship was still docked at PortMiami. Carnival said the mother briefly lost sight of her two-year-old son and found him in one of the pools. The mother pulled the child out of the pool and medics were on the scene immediately. The child reportedly conscious when taken to the ship's medical center for further care.? The boy was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Pediatrics unit by Miami-Dade paramedics. There have been fourteen other incidents where passengers [...]
    Port Canaveral will reopen today for cruise ships pending approval by the U.S. Coast Guard following Hurricane Matthew. The port sustained minimal damage to its cruise terminals, cargo piers, and infrastructure. Port Canaveral officials say they are ready to support customers as soon as they have the green light. Sebastian Daily said residents in Brevard and Indian River Counties sustained minimal damage from Hurricane Matthew, a dangerous Category 4 storm that remained offshore Friday morning.? "All bridges were open this morning. The Indian River Sheriff?s Office and the Brevard County Sheriff?s Office is encouraging the public to proceed with caution," the Sebastian news [...]
    Port Canaveral cruise ships are modifying their itineraries as Hurricane Matthew moves north of the Caribbean Sea. Four cruise ships have updated their schedule. The Disney Dream will change its Bahamas schedule and sail to the western Caribbean, giving passengers an incredible trip that will include Cozumel, Mexico. The cruise ship leaves Port Canaveral today and will return Friday. Disney Cruise Line will continue to monitor the storm as it moves north. Weather conditions could change the Disney Dream's itinerary again. The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas will now sail to San Juan, Puerto Rico, instead of CocoCay, Bahamas, giving passengers a bonus. Freedom [...]
    A cruise ship passenger was beaten and her purse stolen after departing the vessel in Texas by a man who sold her the vacation. An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived at the scene and found a woman screaming. The victim said she purchased her cruise offered by Francisco Sanchez, 23, from San Antonio, Texas. When the victim left the ship after its voyage, Sanchez told her she needed to pay an additional $60 to cover miscellaneous costs. The two argued, and the victim reminded him that she already paid for the cruise, according to his OCSO arrest report.? When the victim refused [...]
    A Carnival Cruise Lines passenger?was allegedly robbed at the port of Belize on September 13, 2016, while taking pictures. The Carnival Magic guest said that a vendor selling wood and jewelry was trying to sell them handmade work as he was taking pictures near a Belize sign. Moments later, a man on a bicycle rolled up and pointed a gun at the passenger and asked him and a fellow passenger to empty their pockets. One of the passengers thought the incident was a joke since the alleged robber pulled out a gun in a crowded place. The robber then got serious and racked [...]
    Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas cruise ship will dock at St. Croix to avoid inclement weather near its original port of call. The 3,835 passenger cruise ship will be docking at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted on Thursday.? Royal Caribbean said the ship would arrive at St. Croix early Thursday morning. Passengers will be able to roam the island to shop, dine, and go on shore excursions. Senator Kenneth Gittens said the ship was able to dock as a direct result of talks he's had with multiple cruise lines earlier this year. Last March, Gittens met with Royal Caribbean at [...]
    MSC Cruises (USA) has been named a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a legal guardian alleging that an employee inflicted sexual assault and battery on a 12-year-old girl. The lawsuit against MSC and Rudy Samuel Santos Hernandez was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division. It alleges that the cruise line violated the International Safety Management Code by failing to protect passengers from sexual assault and battery. MSC Cruises has not responded to our request for comment.?The alleged incident occurred on Feb. 14, 2016, when the guardian and his 12-year-old granddaughter were aboard a MSC [...]