Cruise lines have been forced to change several ships‘ itineraries due to Hurricane Matthew. Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Princess Cruises have rerouted ships in the Caribbean. Among the affected ships are Allure of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor and Island Princess. Continue reading
At 11 p.m. on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center announced that Matthew had strengthened from a Category 4 to a Category 5 hurricane over the Caribbean Sea. With maximum sustained winds up to 160 mph, Matthew had been the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Basin since Hurricane Felix in 2007. Continue reading
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.
They call it ‘the storm that doesn’t want to go away’. At least two cruise lines have been forced to change itineraries because of Tropical Storm Hermine. Continue reading
A woman survives nearly two days without lifejacket in jellyfish-infested water after falling overboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.