Cruise Ships Change Itinerary Due To Hurricane Matthew

800px-wave_breaking_at_misquamicut_beach_riCruise 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

Powerful Matthew Weakens Slightly but Continues to Be Unpredictable

800px-US_Navy_050709-N-0000B-004_Hurricane_Dennis_batters_palm_trees_and_floods_parts_of_Naval_Air_Station_(NAS)_Key_West^rsquo,s_Truman_AnnexMatthew is no longer a category 5 hurricane but still poses severe risk to lives.

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 Dead and Four Injured in Accident on World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

harmony_of_the_seas_27151378661_2One 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.

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