One crew member is killed and four others are injured after a lifeboat fell from the Harmony of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship, which was docked in the south of France.
The accident happened during lifeboat drill while the ship docked in the French port of Marseille. The rubber lifeboat detached from the world’s biggest cruise liner and plummeted 35 feet down into the water below. Continue reading here.
Three months after the launch of the behemoth Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean is still in search of a godmother for the ship.
Royal Caribbean in partnership with South Florida ABC Local 10 is asking South Florida residents to help find a godmother for Harmony of the Seas. South Floridians are encouraged to visit the site of Local 10 and nominate a mentor, educator or teacher who is inspiring the students to “dream big, think differently and challenge” the present and whose passion for education inspires the next generations to make a positive impact on the world. Continue reading
A woman survives nearly two days without lifejacket in jellyfish-infested water after falling overboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
The 32-year-old Chinese woman, known only by her surname Fan, is from Shanghai. She was on a five-day cruise from Shanghai to South Korea and Japan, local media reports. Continue reading
Royal Caribbean International has recently announced that one of its oldest ships, Legend of the Seas, will leave its fleet in the spring of 2017.
Early next year, Miami-based cruise line will say goodbye to Legend of the Seas as it has entered into an agreement with Thomson Cruises, Continue reading
An 8-year old boy is in critical condition after nearly drowned in a pool on Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The accident happened on Thursday evening at eight to 10 miles off the coast of Breezy Point, Queens, according to officials. Crew members were alerted on Thursday evening that a boy needed medical attention after he was found unconscious at the bottom of one of the ship’s swimming pools. Coast Guard Senior Chief Steven Allard said that he boy remained in the water without oxygen for almost 18 minutes before being discovered by ship officials. Continue reading