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    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 [...]
    Carnival Cruise Lines is investigating an altercation that took place in a restaurant involving several passengers, which was all captured on video by Irie Namma. The dispute started with a group of men and women arguing near the buffet line. The fight broke out within seconds, and chairs went flying across the room. Carnival cruise ship security reacted fast and managed to break up the fight within seconds.? Unfortunately, the incident becomes the third cruise ship fight in 16 days. There was a fight on the Carnival Glory last week. Passengers allege that one person said something "out of line" to another. Then, two [...]
    The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medevac operation on the Ruby Princess cruise ship after a crew member was experiencing heart attack symptoms. The Coast Guard was initially contacted Friday night at approximately 11:35 p.m. about the incident. A Coast Guard helicopter met with the ship belonging to Princess Cruises on Saturday morning at around 2:05 AM.? Once the MH-60 Jayhawk landed, the heart attack victim was transported by ambulance to Hillcrest Hospital in San Diego, California. The Ruby Princess was approximately 9 miles southwest of San Diego when the cruise ship contacted the Coast Guard. The vessel is currently sailing a 5-day itinerary [...]
    MSC Cruises is expanding its cruise ship market in Asia by adding another ship in China. The MSC Splendida will deploy to China in May 2018 after the ship undergoes a significant dry-dock enhancement. The Splendida, which entered service in 2009, will become one of the largest and most modern cruise ships in the Chinese market, according to the Swiss-based cruise line. MSC Splendida is also the sister ship to MSC Fantasia and can accommodate more than 4,360 passengers. The MSC Lirica, which is currently sailing in the Chinese market, will be joined by the MSC Splendida in less than two years. MSC [...]
    A Princess cruise ship caught fire in the engine room on its way from Southampton, England, to Las Palmas. Passengers on the Emerald Princess heard the fire alarm as smoke engulfed the lower decks. A witness passenger said the captain came on the intercom and commanded the crew to their muster stations at around 11:30 p.m. The same passenger turned on his scanner which was tuned to the ship frequencies. He heard someone announce that there was a fire caused by a fuel leak in the engine room. Some passengers reported smoke on the lower decks as fire fighters were moving into [...]
    A Royal Caribbean cruise ship was damaged in a storm from high winds near the coast of Greece. The Rhapsody of the Seas suffered damage, but fortunately there are no injuries.? Cynthia Martinez, director of global corporate communications for Royal Caribbean, said the ship sustained damage in public areas. The weather has improved since the storm. Passengers say that items in their rooms were tossed from the movement of the ship. The captain alerted passengers at around 5 a.m. of the storm and to explain the weather. There is damage to the ship's Viking Crown Lounge after 12 large windows were blown out, [...]
    A Carnival Cruise Line passenger was airlifted aboard a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Saturday. The 71-year-old was on the Carnival Dream when she went to the ship's doctor after having trouble breathing. The medical emergency happened around 9:30 p.m. near the Southwest Pass, ?Louisiana, which is at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Carnival cruise passenger and the physician were taken to West Jefferson Medical Center. She is listed in stable condition, according to the Coast Guard. Early Saturday evening, the woman told crew members that she was suffering from respiratory distress. The Carnival Dream cruise ship stopped momentarily while the woman [...]
    A Princess Cruises passenger was China has jumped off a cruise ship from the 15th deck. The Sapphire Princess location was between Japan and South Korea after it left its Shanghai port. The 67-year-old female was seen from the A Sapphire Princess bridge cam as she leaped into the sea. The tourist was not wearing a life jacket. Shanghai Maritime Search and Rescue Center plans to conduct a full investigation when the ship returns to port. The Sapphire Princess itinerary led the ship from Shanghai to the East Sea when the woman jumped overboard. A search was conducted immediately after the crew was [...]