Woman Survives 38 Hours in Sea without Lifejacket

Liberty_of_the_Seas_La_Spezia_(_Royal_Caribbean_International)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 to Sell Legend of the Seas

MS_Legend_of_the_Seas_(14840102074)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

8-Year-Old Nearly Drowns in Pool Aboard Anthem of the Seas

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn 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

Ovation of the Seas to Homeport in Singapore in 2017

Ovation_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2016)_001Miami-based Royal Caribbean announced that its billion-dollar smartship Ovation of the Seas will use Singapore as a short seasonal base in March and April 2017, which is expected to bring thousands of tourists to the region and inject millions into the regional and local economies.  Continue reading

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Alaska Dock

GTS_Celebrity_InfinityMultiple news sources have reported that Celebrity Cruises’ ship Infinity crashed into a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska . The accident happened between 2 pm – 2.30 pm June 3. No injuries were reported in the accident.

The city’s ports and harbors director Steve Corporon reportedly estimated the damage to the dock will cost between 2 and 3 million dollars to repair. Although the Coast Guard has not yet announced a determination of the official cause of the incident, there is information that winds in the area were reported to be gusting to around 45 miles per hour. Continue reading