Awards Handed out for Alaska Shore Excursions

With the Alaska cruise season coming to a close, it comes time to hand out Princess Cruises’ 13th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. awards, presented to the best Alaska shore excursions and operators in the region. Congrats to these 2012 winners: Co-Shore Excursion of the Season Juneau: Helicopter Glacier Trek, NorthStar Trekking Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discover, Wings […]

Coast Guard Airlifts Crew Member

Last night a crew member was airlifted off Carnival Miracle, 290 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. A 39-year old crew member was complaining of abdominal pains and the ship phoned in for medevac service at approx 6:30pm. Air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter […]

Cruise Industry Adopts New Lifeboat Policy

Effective immediately, a new lifeboat policy has been adopted for the cruise industry, an outcome of the Cruise Industry Operational Review. The operational review is a panel launched after the Costa Concordia incident earlier this year to evaluate and cross-check all cruise line safety policies. Under this new policy cruise lines must fill their lifeboats […]