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May 31, 2024 at 7:25 PM

Royal Caribbean launches a loyalty status match program

Royal Caribbean group announced a new loyalty status match program across Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea.
May 31, 2024 at 7:25 PM
This photograph taken on July 24, 2022 shows a general view of the Wonder of the Seas cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International at the Terminal C of Barcelona's harbor.
1 month ago

He fell ill on a cruise. Before he boarded the rescue boat, they handed him the bill

A man had three seizures near the end of a Royal Caribbean cruise. While being evacuated, he received a bill, including $2,500 in charges from the ship's medical center.
1 month ago
Vincent Wasney had three epileptic seizures near the end of a Royal Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas. The ship's medical facility billed him directly for his care of $2,500.
1 month ago

This cruise line just announced year-round discounts for teachers

Teachers eyeing a summer vacation can find discounts and onboard credits on Norwegian Cruise Line.
1 month ago
In this April 23, 2021, file photo, the cruise ship Norwegian Sun from Norwegian Cruise Line is shown near the island of Aruba.
1 month ago

Cruise ship employee charged after allegedly stabbing 3 people with medical scissors

35-year-old Ntando Sogoni, from South Africa, was arrested in Juneau, Alaska on Tuesday, prosecutors said.
1 month ago
The Norwegian Joy cruise ship sails past the Robbins Reef Lighthouse on its way to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, May 21, 2023.
2 months ago

Deadly accident at Honolulu cruise ship terminal

A van slammed into a group of passengers, killing a 68-year old woman and injuring 5 others. Four are in serious condition.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Deadly accident at Honolulu cruise ship terminal
3 months ago

Deadly 'incident' on cruise ship

Holland America initiates an investigation with local authorities into the deaths of two crew members aboard a cruise ship in the Bahamas.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Deadly 'incident' on cruise ship
4 months ago

Antarctica bound travelers demand answers after cruise ship rerouted mid-voyage

Norwegian Cruise Line passengers claim their trip was changed to "round-trip of South America" while onboard, and their itinerary altered in the middle of their voyage.
4 months ago
Eric Huang speaks to "Good Morning America," on Feb. 14, 2024.
5 months ago

139 people get gastrointestinal illness on cruise: CDC

The Cunard Line ship departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Jan. 22.
5 months ago
The Cunard Line ship departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Jan. 22.
8 months ago

Tourists swipe nearly $13,000 in sculptures from cruise ship, FBI says

The sculptures were part of Carnival's "ever-changing collection of fine art," the cruise line said.
8 months ago
Sculptures "Kiss the Sea" and "Tappin the Keys for the Love" identified in court documents as allegedly being stolen from Carnival Cruise Lines.
9 months ago

Meet the couple who have spent over 450 days at sea so far

Australian couple Marty and Jess Ansen are spending their retirement aboard a cruise ship.
9 months ago
The passenger cruise ship Coral Princess arrives at the French Mediterranean port, July 12, 2023, in Marseille, France.
9 months ago

Cruise passenger reported missing after ship returns to Florida

A guest aboard a Carnival cruise ship was reported missing by family Monday morning, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
9 months ago
Key West Florida USA cruise ship Carnival Conquest at dock Mallory Square.
1 year ago

Man allegedly hid secret camera in bathroom of Royal Caribbean cruise ship

The DOJ unsealed charges against a man who allegedly put a camera inside a bathroom onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and filmed 150 people, including 40 minors.
1 year ago
The FBI seal is pictured in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 10, 2022.
1 year ago

Search suspended for man overboard on cruise ship hundreds of miles away from Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a cruise ship passenger from Australia who went overboard a few hundred miles off the coast of Hawaii.
1 year ago
The United States Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger from Australia who went overboard a few hundred miles off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
2 years ago

Passengers on Antarctic cruise ship hit by deadly 'rogue wave' speak out

The Trusdales were passengers on the Viking Polaris cruise ship sailing toward Ushuaia, Argentina, last week.
2 years ago
The Viking Polaris cruise ship is seen anchored in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 1, 2022, in Ushuaia, Argentina.
2 years ago

American woman killed onboard Antarctic cruise

An investigation is underway into how an American passenger was killed when a so-called “rogue wave” hit the Viking Polaris cruise ship.
2 years ago
VIDEO: American woman killed onboard Antarctic cruise
2 years ago

1 dead, 4 injured after 'rogue wave' strikes cruise ship

The Viking Polaris ship was sailing toward Ushuaia, Argentina, at the time.
2 years ago
The Viking Polaris ship was sailing toward Ushuaia, Argentina, at the time.
2 years ago

US Coast Guard rescues man overboard

The 28-year-old was rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after treading water for almost 24 hours after he was last seen in a bar aboard the Carnival Valor.
2 years ago
VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues man overboard
2 years ago

Royal Caribbean to offer Starlink internet on all its ships

High speed internet is coming to the high seas, as Royal Caribbean announces it will implement Elon Musk’s Starlink internet on all its ships.
2 years ago
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas leaves the port of Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 21, 2022.
2 years ago

Princess Cruises cancels sailings due to staffing shortages

The cruise line canceled at least 11 voyages on the Diamond Princess from Sept. 1 through mid-November as it tries to “overcome our labor shortages.”
2 years ago
VIDEO: Princess Cruises cancels sailings due to staffing shortages
2 years ago

New setback for cruise industry

A major cruise line is being forced to cancel trips due to staffing shortages. ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi has more.
2 years ago
VIDEO: New setback for cruise industry
2 years ago

Norwegian cruise hits iceberg near Alaska, no injuries reported

The ship will return to Seattle on Thursday.
2 years ago
Norwegian Sun from Norwegian Cruise Line sits in the waters near the Dutch Carribean island of Aruba, Apr 23, 2021.
2 years ago

Federal judge issues warrant to seize luxury cruise ship

The Crystal Symphony, a luxury cruise ship, was scheduled to return to Florida on Saturday, but was diverted to the Bahamas after a judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Federal judge issues warrant to seize luxury cruise ship
3 years ago

Big cruise lines changing their on-board safety polices as delta rips across US

There are guidelines passengers booking on major cruise lines must follow even before they're allowed to board a ship.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Big cruise lines changing their on-board safety polices as delta rips across US
3 years ago

Cruise lines race to vaccinate thousands of crew in hope for mid-July restart

Cruise lines race to vaccinate thousands of crew for mid-July restart
3 years ago
A lifeboat from the Costa cruise ship Magica is escorted by U.S. Coast Guard after their drop of ill crew members at Port Miami, FLa., March 30, 2020
3 years ago

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity to resume North American cruises in June

The cruise lines are trying to make a comeback a year after being forced to dock their ships because of the pandemic.
3 years ago
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3 years ago

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises will resume in June

Ships that carry more than 250 people are still banned from U.S. waters. Both cruise lines said adult passengers and crew members will need proof of the COVID-19 vaccine and kids must test negative.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises will resume in June
3 years ago

Grandfather gets probation after guilty plea in granddaughter's cruise ship death

The Indiana man who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide of his granddaughter during a cruise ship was served with probation.
3 years ago
Salvatore Anello at court as he faces a charge of negligent homicide in the death of his granddaughter  18-month-old Chloe Wiegand, Dec. 17, 2019.
4 years ago

Hard-hit cruise lines may not see much of stimulus bailout funds

The $2 trillion stimulus package was passed by lawmakers Friday.
4 years ago
People look out from aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, operated by Princess Cruises, as it maintains a holding pattern about 25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, March 8, 2020.
5 years ago

Frightening moments as 2 mammoth cruise ships collide at popular vacation destination

The "Carnival Glory" is back at sea after being damaged while trying to dock on the island of Cozumel.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Frightening moments as 2 mammoth cruise ships collide at popular vacation destination
5 years ago

Carnival cruise ships collide at port

Two Carnival cruise ships collided on Friday.
5 years ago
The damage to Carnival Glory is seen after a collision with another cruise ship at Cozumel cruise port, Mexico, Dec. 20, 2019, in this image obtained from social media.
5 years ago

Carnival cruise assessing damage to 2 ships

Carnival Cruise Line is evaluating the damage to two of its ships after a collision on Friday, officials said.
5 years ago
Carnival Cruise Line is evaluating the damage to two of its ships after a collision on Friday, officials said.
5 years ago

Grandfather of child who plunged from cruise ship doesn't want plea deal

The family's lawyer says the grandfather, who is charged with negligent homicide, maintains he is innocent.
5 years ago
Chloe Wiegand, 18 months, from South Bend, Ind., is pictured in an undated family photo.
5 years ago

Search is on for man who fell from Carnival ship

Coast Guard officials said that a 26-year-old man was reported overboard from the Carnival Dream, 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening.
5 years ago
Coast Guard officials said that a 26-year-old man was reported overboard from the Carnival Dream, 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening.
5 years ago

Coast Guard searching for man who went overboard from Carnival cruise ship off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Galveston, Texas, for a passenger who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship.
5 years ago
Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Dream ship is seen in a publicity photo.
5 years ago

Family says toddler's cruise ship fall 'preventable tragedy'

The family of 18-month-old Chloe Weigand is fighting back against early reports she slipped from her grandfather's arms aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Family says toddler's cruise ship fall 'preventable tragedy'
5 years ago

Tragic new details emerge in case of toddler who died in cruise ship fall

An Indiana toddler had a fatal fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after her grandfather put her up on a railing, thinking the glass window was closed.
5 years ago
Chloe Wiegand, 18 months, from South Bend, Ind., is pictured in an undated family photo.
5 years ago

1-year-old daughter of police officer dies after falling off cruise ship

The girl was traveling with her grandparents and parents from Indiana.
5 years ago
The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas is pictured in Port Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 12, 2015.
5 years ago

Out-of-control cruise ship crashes into tourist boat on busy Venice canal

An out-of-control cruise ship in Italy crashed into a dock and tourist on a busy Venice canal Sunday, injuring multiple people.
5 years ago
The cruise ship MSC Opera (R) is seen after the collision with a tourist boat, in Venice, Italy, June 2, 2019. The cruise ship smashed into a dock located on the Giudecca canal in Venice this morning. Tugs could not maintain control of the MSC cruise ship as it struck the dock and then struck the stern of the 'River Countess' tourist boat which was docked.
5 years ago

Cruise line faces class-action lawsuit after high-seas nightmare

Viking Cruises is facing a class-action lawsuit from passengers over a harrowing evacuation in March.
5 years ago
The cruise ship Viking Sky as it drifts after sending a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019. The Viking Sky is forced to evacuate its estimated 1,300 passengers.
5 years ago

Cruise line CEO apologizes after Viking Sky's engines fail in rough seas

Hundreds of passengers aboard the ship had to be airlifted one at a time after the ship left Norway for a 12-day Northern Lights cruise and encountered dangerous weather.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Cruise line CEO apologizes after Viking Sky's engines fail in rough seas
5 years ago

Passengers of the stranded cruise ship share their experience

Emergency helicopters and boats battled high winds and waves as they airlifted more than 450 people to dry land.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Passengers of the stranded cruise ship share their experience
5 years ago

Viking Cruises ship docks safely in Norway after major rescue efforts

After an engine failure and major evacuation efforts, the Viking Sky cruise ship safely docked in the port of Molde, Norway, on Sunday.
5 years ago
VIDEO: After an engine failure and major evacuation efforts, the Viking Sky cruise ship safely docked in the port of Molde, Norway, on Sunday.
5 years ago

Viking Cruises ship docks safely in Norway after major rescue efforts

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated by helicopter on Saturday.
5 years ago
Cruise ship Viking Sky arrives at Molde, Norway, March 24, 2019. Viking Sky reported engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway in Hustadvika.
5 years ago

Helicopters mobilized in rescue of crippled cruise ship

Passengers shot video of the mayhem on board as engine failure combined with wild weather created a dangerous situation.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Helicopters mobilized in rescue of crippled cruise ship
5 years ago

Chaos on board distressed Viking cruise ship

Rescue helicopters had to airlift more than 1,300 people from the distressed ship.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Rescue helicopters had to airlift more than 1,300 people from the distressed ship.
5 years ago

A cruise ship issued a mayday during rough seas off the coast of Norway

Dozens of people were evacuated as rescue teams flew helicopters over the ship.
5 years ago
VIDEO: A cruise ship issued a mayday during rough seas off the coast of Norway
5 years ago

Viking Cruises engine failure off Norway coast prompts rescue operation

Rescue helicopters were battling severe winds on Saturday to airlift more than 1,300 people off a Viking Cruises' ship that issued a distressed call after an engine failure off the coast of Norway.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Rescue helicopters were battling severe winds on Saturday to airlift more than 1,300 people off a Viking Cruises' ship that issued a distressed call after an engine failure off the coast of Norway.
5 years ago

12 easy ways to save money on your next cruise

Saving money while living it up on the high seas.
5 years ago
The Royal Princess.
5 years ago

16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

Royal Caribbean confirmed the "tragic" death of one of its passengers Tuesday.
5 years ago
In this May 17, 2016 file photo, the world's largest passenger ship, MS Harmony of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, makes her way up Southampton Water into Southampton, England.