Parents Missed Ship in Bahamas With Their Young Kids on Board

800px-Norwegian_Breakaway_37A couple was filmed while waving their arms on a Bahamian port as they watched the Norwegian Breakaway sails away with their children on board.

Youtube user Scott Thomas uploaded dramatic footage of the event showing vivid scenes of the parents racing to catch the ship as it set off and the mother got on her knees as the cruise ship’s passengers helplessly looked on. Continue reading

Norwegian Joy Starts to Take Shape at Meyer Werft Shipyard

800px-Norwegian_Epic_water_chute_2Norwegian Cruise Line has begun construction of Norwegian Joy, its first ship designed exclusively for the Chinese market, where it will make its home port. The 168,800-gross-ton will take about 12 months to be built and is due to launch in summer 2017.

Norwegian Joy has the capacity for 3,900 passengers is being designed specifically for the Chinese travelers. The new addition of Norwegian Cruise Line will be based in both Shanghai and Tianjin. Continue reading

Family Takes on Royal Caribbean After 4-Year Old Nearly Drowns

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA family is suing one of the largest cruise lines in the world after their 4-year-old nearly drowned in the on-boat pool. 

The lawsuit, that was filed only a few days ago, calls for Royal Caribbean International to staff its childrens’ pools with lifeguards. The family hopes the lawsuit would save lives. Continue reading

4 Injured on Storm-Battered Anthem Of The Seas: Nelson Calls for Investigation

Section_of_Anthem_of_the_SeasU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Four people were injured on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem Of The Seas after hurricane-force winds and waves battered the huge vessel off the South Carolina coast.

The ship, with more than 4,500 guests and 1,600 crew members, was on its way from Cape Liberty in New Jersey to Port Canaveral for a port-of-call stop, before it was to head to the Bahamas when it ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.

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