Several cruise operators are shuffling itineraries after recent terror attacks and the attempted military coup in Turkey. The cruise ships skip scheduled port stops in Istanbul or Ephesus (Kusadasi). Continue reading.
Monthly Archives: July 2016
Cruise Ships Forego Calls in Nice in Wake of Attack
Cruise lines cancel port calls to Nice.
Major cruise lines with sailings along the French Riviera have cancelled shore excursions and port calls to Nice, following the terrorist attack on July 14 that left 84 people dead. Continue reading.
Princess Charlene of Monaco Christens ‘Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Ever’
Princess Charlene of Monaco christened Regent Seven Seas’ newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Explorer yesterday evening.
Accompanied by her husband and Monaco’s reigning monarch, Prince Albert II, the tiny Princess of Monaco and former Olympic swimmer, Charlene, 38, was wearing a full-length silver dress. The princess cut a red velvet ribbon and blew a kiss before smashing a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne against the hull of Seven Seas Explorer. Continue reading
Royal Caribbean to Sell Legend of the Seas
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
An 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