Passenger Jumps off Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

800px-independence_of_the_seas_8454A passenger intentionally jumped overboard from the top deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The incident happened at 1:45 a.m Thursday, as the Independence of the Seas was coming back to South Florida.
The cruise ship company made an official statement that said a 22-year-old man jumped off the deck 12 about 30 miles south of Key Largo while the ship was returning to Port Everglades.

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Carnival Splendor to Leave Fleet; Carnival Cruise Line to Get Third Vista-Class Ship

800px-Carnival_Cruise_ShipCarnival Splendor is leaving fleet to make way for a third Vista-class ship.

Carnival Vista, Horizon, and a third yet unnamed one are all Vista-class ships, coming out of the shipyard in Italy. Carnival Splendor is scheduled to leave the fleet in 2019 and moves to sister line P&O Cruises Australia.

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Celebrity to Debut Edge-Class Ship in Fall 2018

800px-celebrity_silhouette_ship_2011_001Celebrity Cruises announced the names and delivery schedule for the first two vessels of its newest class of ships, the Edge-class, only a few days ago. They will be named Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Beyond.

The first piece of steel was cut and the construction of the first of the next generation of cruise ships officially began at the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire. Continue reading