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Norwegian's New Cancellation Policy Tougher Than Most

Jan 12 2016 07:00 PM

Norwegian Cruise Line's sweeping reform of its cancellation policies effective Jan. 1 will make them tougher than other brands in the contemporary segment.   In one example, guests who book a seven-day or longer cruise must now make final pay...

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Opening of NCL's Harvest Caye Resort Port in Belize Now Delayed

Jan 12 2016 07:00 PM

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Harvest Caye, the cruise line's new resort-style port of call in Belize, will now open in November 2016.   Plans for the new development were announced back in August 2013, when Norwegian Cru...

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World's largest [upcoming] ship to have Monster Slide

Dec 25 2015 12:20 PM

What's it like to plunge 10 stories while watching the wake of the largest cruise ship in the world?   That's the experience in store for guests on the world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, due in June from Royal Caribbean Internationa...

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Carnival switching to cage-free eggs for cruise ship meals

Dec 25 2015 12:15 PM

Carnival Corp. announced this week that it will begin using only cage-free eggs on all of its ships.   The transition, which should be final by 2025, is the result of a partnership between the cruise ship operator and the Humane Society of the Uni...

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Windstar Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off Panama

Dec 25 2015 12:15 PM

Windstar Cruises' 200-passenger boutique cruise ship Star Pride ran aground off of Isla de Coiba, Panama during anchoring maneuvers.    The company said that all guests and crew are safe, but there is hull damage and the vessel is unable to s...

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New Orleans Exploring New Cruise Terminal Concept

Dec 25 2015 12:05 PM

NEW ORLEANS - The state bond commission has approved the final portion of the financing for the new Poland Avenue cruise ship terminal in New Orleans. If all goes as planned, the Port of New Orleans could begin construction of the new facility, early n...

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Boy Drowns Aboard Royal Caribbean Ship

Dec 25 2015 12:05 PM

An eight-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise liner, the Liberty of the Seas.  He was given CPR for more than an hour by the cruise ship's medical team but they were unable to revive him.  Royal Caribbe...

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Sweden Signs First Deal for Cruise Ship Migrant Housing

Dec 25 2015 12:00 PM

The Swedish Migration Board has inked its first deal for cruise ship housing for migrants, on schedule with its previously announced timeline. The Swedish Migration Board told media in November that it is running out of refugee housing on land and is c...

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'Miracle baby' born on cruise ship in the Caribbean returns home

Nov 27 2015 04:20 PM

The baby born 15 weeks premature on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean has finally returned to Utah, after spending 78 days at Miami Children’s Hospital where he defied the odds for survival.   Fox 13 Now reported that 4-and-a-half...

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Ships to be converted for refugee housing

Nov 27 2015 04:15 PM

A number of cruise ships are to be hastily converted for migrant use over the next month, as massive demand for housing continues unabated.   Despite government efforts to introduce a semblance of control at the national borders, Sweden continues...

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