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Deadly Amazon River Fire Update: International Expeditions' La Estrella Amazonica

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com One of the cruise stories I have followed closely this year is the tragic story of a couple from Nebraska who perished due to a fire in their cabin aboard the La Estrella Amazonica, a luxury river cruise ship on the Peruvian Amazon. The Hammer daughters,...
Florida ports close ahead of Hurricane Matthew

by seatrade-cruise.com Florida ports are battened down for Hurricane Matthew. PortMiami, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port Canaveral and Port of Jacksonville are all closed. On Thursday morning the storm was approaching Andros Island in the Bahamas and outer rain bands were nearing Florida. A hurricane warning remains...
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By foxnews.comThree Canadian cruise ship passengers were charged with drug smuggling Monday after Australian police allegedly found 95 kilograms (209plbs) of cocaine in their cabin luggage.The three passengers-- Andre Tamine, 63, Isabelle Legace, 28, and Melina Roberce, 22—had sailed to Sydney from Southhampton in...
Cruise lines keeping an eye on 99L

By Jeff Tavss of local10.com Meteorologists and homeowners aren't the only ones keeping an eye on a storm that could potentially threaten South Florida and the Caribbean. Cruise lines with ships, possibly sailing near what is now being called 99L are monitoring the system as it approaches from the east. The Port...
This Luxury Cruise Liner Is On The Front Lines Of Climate Change

By Samantha Page of thinkprogress.org This week, a massive, luxury cruise liner departed from Anchorage, Alaska, on the first leg of a 32-day cruise through the Northwest Passage. The Crystal Serenity is carrying 1,070 passengers and 670 crew members. It has boutique shopping, a casino, a theater,...
Chinese tourist falls off cruise ship, survives 38 hours adrift at sea

By foxnews.com A woman who tumbled off a cruise ship without a life jacket kept herself alive for 38 hours, dodging large ships that could pull her under in their wake and dozing off while treading water, before she was rescued by fishermen in the South China Sea. The 32-year-old Chinese...
Firefighting, salvage teams board Caribbean Fantasy

By Kirk Moore of workboat.com Firefighting and salvage teams boarded the still-smoking Caribbean Fantasy off Puerto Rico Friday morning , assessing damage and vessel stability – and finding two deceased dogs, the sole casualties on board after a massive evacuation Wednesday morning. The teams first checked the grounded 561’ car and...
Fire erupts on cruise ship off Puerto Rico

by latimes.com More than 500 passengers were being evacuated on Wednesday from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico's north coast. The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as the U.S. Coast Guard began bringing passengers into the San...
Top 3 Most Effective Bug Sprays to Protect Your Family from the Zika Virus

By Tiare Dunlap of people.com With public health officials warning that mosquitos carrying the Zika virus could infect Americans as early as next month, preventing mosquito bites at home should be at the top of every summer to-do list. So how can you protect yourself and your family? According to new research...
U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine

by healthday.com A potential vaccine for the Zika virus has entered early clinical trials to assess its safety in humans, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. The DNA-based vaccine contains genetic pieces of the Zika virus. It is intended to promote an immune response that would protect against the mosquito-borne virus that...