Passengers Injured After Freak Wave Hits MSC Cruise Ship

Jeff_Rowley_Big_Wave_Surfer_wipeout_Photo_Jaws_Peahi_by_Xvolution_Media_-_Flickr_-_Jeff_Rowley_Big_Wave_SurferTwo passengers were injured after a freak wave hit the side of a cruise ship while sailing in the Caribbean.

MSC Divina was sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nassau, Bahamas as part of a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise, when a rogue wave hit the side of the ship late on Thursday night injuring two passengers. The cruise departed from Miami, Florida on November 21 and arrived back on November 28 as scheduled. Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Returns to Port Canaveral

800px-Norwegian_Epic_water_chute_2The Norwegian Spirit entered Port Canaveral on Saturday and marked first Norwegian Cruise Line ship based there since 2012.

The 879-foot and 75,338 tons Spirit was constructed for Star Cruises by Meyer-Werft and entered cruise service in 1998 as the SuperStar Leo. When the ship joined the Norwegian fleet in 2004, Continue reading

Search Called off for Woman Who Jumped off Party Cruise Ship

800px-Norwegian_Pearl-2Authorities have officially suspended their search for a South Carolina woman who allegedly jumped into the sea off the Norwegian Pearl last week, in the midst of a Mad Decent Boat deck party.

According to officials, the U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for 24-year old Kaylyn Rose Sommer Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Orders Fifth Quantum-Class Ship

-Quantum_of_the_Seas-_and_-Anthem_of_the_Seas--sections_at_Meyer_WerftRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to order a fifth Quantum-class ship, to be delivered in the fall of 2020. The announcement came on Tuesday, a day before the line’s second Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas, arrived in its permanent homeport of Bayonne, New Jersey, Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Lays Keel for Another Record Size Oasis Class Ship

MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas_SternThe STX Shipyard in St. Nazaire, France officially began construction on another record size cruise ship for Royal Caribbean. An official keel-laying ceremony for the fourth vessel in hugely successful Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class series was held on Thursday. Continue reading