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Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Dream

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 17 year old passenger from the Carnival Dream.
The Carnival cruise ship was around 170 miles southeast of South West Pass, Louisiana, heading back to New Olreans after a Caribbean cruise.
The Dream contacted the Coast Guard stations in New Orleans at 8 a.m. indicating that

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Norovirus of the Seas

Its been a tough month for Royal Caribbean. More than 200 passengers became ill and five had to be hospitalized after an outbreak on the Ovation of the Seas during a two-week cruise between Sydney and Singapore, according to the Washington Post.
Local newspapers in South Florida are reporting today that the

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Medevac from AIDAblu in Rough Weather

The Portuguese Air Force medevaced a passenger from the AIDAblu cruise ship which was 257 kilometers from Montijo, Portugal. The rescue took place under adverse weather conditions, described as strong winds of approximately knots, and waves of eight meters. 
The medevac involved a  a 47-year-old man in need of urgent medical

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NTSB Blames Master of Celebrity Infinity for Crash into Ketchikan Dock

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the Celebrity Infinity’s allision with a dock last year in Ketchkan, Alaska was the master’s failure to plan, monitor, and execute a safe docking maneuver.
You can read the NTSB report here. A photo from the NTSB report is

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Carnival Breeze Receives Failing USPH Sanitation Score

According to crew members on the Carnival Breeze, the Carnival cruise ship was in Galveston Sunday  when the United States Public Health (USPH) came aboard the ship for a semi-annual sanitation inspection. According to these crew members, the USPH gave a failing score of only 77, although the Centers for

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Crew Member Missing From Vision of the Seas

Today, several passengers contacted me to ask for information regarding a Royal Caribbean crew member who apparently disappeared from the Vision of the Seas last week.
On Friday, December 9, 2017, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, which had left from Galveston, Texas earlier in the week, made announcements that a crew

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Carnival Triumph Cancels Cruise Due to "Technical" Problems

The Carnival Triumph joined the club of cruise ships which have suffered propulsion problems this year. There have been fourteen such problems this year alone.
The Triumph arrived late back at the port of New Orleans on Thursday due to what Carnival is calling “technical issues.” Propulsion problems are reportedly affecting the

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P&O Cancels Oriana Cruise in January 2018

P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Paul Ludlowon posted a comment on the P&O Facebook page announcing the cancellation of a cruise aboard the Oriana (voyage X801). P&O says that the Oriana will “undergo three week technical maintenance from January 6 2018.”
Mr. Ludlowon writes that “as a result we will be canceling

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Engine Failure Ends Silver Cloud's Cruise to Antarctica

The failure of a fuel pump and engine left the Silver Cloud adrift as it headed toward Antarctica on November 20, 2017, according to the Telegraph newspaper in London.
Power was reportedly restored to the ship in about an hour, permitting the Silver Cloud to return to Puerto Madryn in southeast

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Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger From the Norwegian Dawn

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ill passenger a NCL cruise ship about 55 miles off the North Carolina coast today.
The Norwegian Dawn contacted the Coast Guard around 6:15 a.m., requesting a medevac for a 56-year-old male passenger who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms, according to the Carteret County News-Times. 
“This was our

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