FBI Investigating ‘Suspicious Death’ on Carnival Cruise Ship

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The FBI Columbia field office is investigating a suspicious death that happened aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Sunshine in Charleston, South Carolina. The ship was on a five-night cruise to the Bahamas on February 27th when a woman was found unresponsive. Medical staff and crew members attempted life-saving measures, but the passenger was declared dead […]

2022 Cruise Ship Roundup: Our Thoughts on 8 New Vessels We Sailed This Year

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As the world eased out of a pandemic and the global cruise industry put ships back into passenger service, cruising slowly returned to an almost-normal state in 2022. And with the restart of the industry came the debut of a number of new cruise ships, several of which we had the chance to sail. Here, […]

Passenger Goes Overboard on MSC Meraviglia, Ship Delayed Back to Port Canaveral

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A woman sailing aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia died after going overboard early this morning. The ship was about 18 miles off the coast of its homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida when the 36-year-old guest went overboard around 5 am, according to guests on board. The Coast Guard was immediately notified by the ship and […]

MENU: Latitudes Bar on Carnival Celebration

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One of the new spaces on Carnival Celebration is the Latitudes Bar. The venue is located on deck six in the Gateway zone and is themed around travel. It features cocktails themed after different countries as well as wines and beers from around the world. Above the bar, you’ll even find a flip departure board […]

Cruise News Recap | Week of October 23, 2022

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1. Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Virgin Voyages have all dropped their pre-cruise testing requirement for guests for all/most voyages, regardless of vaccination status. 2. A service dog has celebrated over 700 cruise days on Holland America ships. 3. The opening of bookings for Icon of the Seas helped Royal Caribbean set a […]

‘The Real Love Boat’ Host & Crew Meet Cast of Original ‘The Love Boat’ Show

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Cast members from the original scripted show “The Love Boat” met with the hosts of CBS’s reality dating show “The Real Love Boat” this past weekend, along with “The Real Love Boat” crew. Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan, who played Vicki Stubing on the show, was joined by fellow “Love Boat” cast members Cynthia […]

Cruise News Recap | Week of October 16, 2022

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1. Royal Caribbean has finally revealed the first details on its upcoming Icon-class ship Icon of the Seas. 2. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first vessel Evrima has finally set sail on her maiden voyage after a number of delays. 3. Princess Cruises has dropped its pre-cruise testing requirement for unvaccinated guests. 4. MSC Group’s luxury […]

Actress Sophia Loren Details Her Favorite MSC Cruise Destinations

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Actress Sophia Loren is the godmother for the entire MSC Cruises fleet, a relationship that spans nearly 20 years. Leading up to the launch of MSC’s latest ship — MSC Seascape — in New York City, Loren is sharing a list of her favorite destinations that she has visited over the years. “Throughout my life I have […]

Cruise News Today — October 21, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Reveals First Details on Icon of the Seas The wait is finally over, as Royal Caribbean has revealed the first details on its largest ship ever, Icon of the Seas. Though it’s the first in a new class, the 250,000 gross ton vessel will be similar in many ways to the Oasis-class ships. […]

Major Cruise Line Drops Pre-Cruise Testing For Unvaccinated Guests

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As the cruise industry continues to return to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global shutdown, there’s major news today from Princess Cruises concerning its health and safety protocols. The cruise line has just announced that starting Friday, October 21st, all of its COVID-19 protocols will be lifted on most of its sailings. Princess […]