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Norwegian Stubs Out Smoking on Balconies

Jul 23 2014 08:15 PM

About a week after Carnival Cruise Lines announced it would ban smoking on cruise ship stateroom balconies, Norwegian Cruise Line followed suit. Many cruisers greet the new policies with gratitude, but smokers reacted with anger and frustration.  ...

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Norwegian Stubs Out Smoking on Balconies

Jul 23 2014 08:15 PM

About a week after Carnival Cruise Lines announced it would ban smoking on cruise ship stateroom balconies, Norwegian Cruise Line followed suit. Many cruisers greet the new policies with gratitude, but smokers reacted with anger and frustration.  ...

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Costa Concordia embarks on its last voyage

Jul 23 2014 08:00 PM

Emergency response teams rushed to deal with an oil spill from the wreck of the Costa Concordia Sunday, as salvage experts prepared to tow the crippled vessel away from the island of Giglio Tuesday.   The oil leaked as the 105,000-tonne cruise lin...

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Costa Concordia re-floating operation has begun

Jul 14 2014 07:50 PM

The wreck of the luxury liner Costa Concordia was refloated on Monday and will soon be towed away and broken up for scrap, more than two years after it capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people.   The 290-metre Costa Concordia ran aground...

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Italy cruise ship removal planned to start Monday, July 14

Jul 10 2014 10:40 PM

An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday -- two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.   Ship owner Costa Crociere and Italy...

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Cruise line drops Israel after shrapnel incident

Jul 10 2014 10:40 PM

UPDATE: AIDA Cruises said it is discontinuing port calls to Israel in July and August. Ships that had been scheduled to visit Ashdod will instead call at Santorini, Greece, the line said in a statement.   ORIGINAL POST: Passengers and crew on the...

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Carnival Cruise Lines raises automatic gratuities

Jul 10 2014 10:35 PM

Carnival Cruise Lines is boosting the gratuity amount it suggests passengers give crew as tips.   The line is raising the amount by 50 cents, from $11.50 to $12 per passenger, per day, effective Oct. 9. The gratuities are automatically added to pa...

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Carnival-owned cruise ship hit by shrapnel in Israel

Jul 08 2014 06:10 PM

Passengers and crew on the German cruise ship AIDAdiva witnessed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict first-hand on Monday evening. As the 2050-passenger ship left the port of Ashdod, Israel, rockets were firing and some shrapnel landed on the cruise ship'...

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Google's Street View maps world's largest cruise ship

Jul 08 2014 06:05 PM

There's a new way to see the world's largest cruise ship and its various "neighborhoods."   Cruisers can now explore Royal Caribbean's 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas on Google's Street View. It's the first time the panoramic-view technology...

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Underwater Footage Shows Inside of Doomed Italy Cruise Ship

Jul 08 2014 06:05 PM

    Italian police have released footage of inside the ghostly shell of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, ahead of an operation to float and remove the wreck from the Tuscan island of Giglio.   Eerie underwater images shot by police diver...

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