• Tropical Storm Priscilla Track 1000 Hours October 20 2019
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    Tropical Storm Priscilla

    Tropical Storm Priscilla – (see Yuma Sunday weather below) NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1000 AM CDT Sun Oct 20, 2019 Deep convection, with some overshooting cloud tops to -90 deg C, has continued [...]
  • Post Tropical Storm Octave Track 1400 Hours October 19 2019
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    Tropical Storm Octave

    Tropical Storm Octave – NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM PDT Sat Oct 19, 2019 Deep convection has not returned, now being absent for at least 12 hours. The environment around Octave is [...]
  • Disney Magic CCTV Caught Crew Molesting Boy 10
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    Disney Magic CCTV Caught Crew Molesting Boy 10

    Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Magic sailed out of Miami, Florida on April 28, 2019,  for a  5-night, Western Caribbean cruise with calls at Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. Oliver (Olly) Lovatt, [...]
  • Post Tropical Storm Nestor Track 1700 Hours October 19 2019
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    Tropical Storm Nestor

    Tropical Storm Nestor (see Saturday 5:00 pm video below) – NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 PM EDT Sat Oct 19, 2019 The center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor made landfall along on St. Vincent [...]
  • Tropical Storm Ema Track 2300 Hours October 13, 2019
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    Tropical Storm Ema

    Tropical Storm Ema –  (see Saturday video below) NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI 1100 PM HST Sun Oct 13, 2019 The low-level circulation center of Ema has been exposed since around 13/1200Z, with [...]

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National Geographic Venture Docks Seattle Pier 91

November 13, 2018

National Geographic Venture Docks Seattle Pier 91 – Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Lindblad Expeditions ship National Geographic Venture (see video below) docked at Seattle Pier 91 in the Smith Cove Waterway. National Geographic Venture comfortably accommodates 100 […]

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations Year of the Dog
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Year of the Dog Pet Friendly Cruises

February 6, 2018

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations Year of the Dog (see video below). Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China. Tied to the […]

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Cruise Ship Passenger Daniel Kueblboeck Overboard AIDAluna
Overboard

Cruise Ship Passenger Daniel Kueblboeck Overboard AIDAluna

September 11, 2018

Cruise Ship Passenger Daniel Kueblboeck Overboard AIDAluna – On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Daniel Kueblboeck, 33, from Hutthurm, Lower Bavaria, Germany, who was a German pop-singer and actor, was reported missing after going overboard from AIDA Cruises […]

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Michigan Man Overboard in Bahamas

February 15, 2017

Cruise Ship Missing: The search has been called off for a #cruise ship passenger from Michigan who went overboard on Valentine’s Day in the Bahamas

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Cruise Ship Injury

NCL Passenger Files Lawsuit After Water Slide Incident

April 12, 2017

On April 6, 2016 a Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Escape passenger filed a lawsuit in  the Federal  Southern District Court of  Florida, after alleging she suffered injuries inside the water slide aboard their cruise ship. […]

Cruise Ship Injury

Hausman Not Credible $21.5 Million Award Reversed

January 7, 2016

U.S. District Court Judge finds James Hausman “not credible” after former employee alerts #cruise line Holland America Line to evidence tampering and lies in the walked into door head injury case. Court documents outline why the jury verdict was over-turned […]

Cruise Ship Missing

Cruise Ship Missing

Suitcase With Body Inside Washes Ashore at Rimini Italy

March 27, 2017

Italian police are investigating if the remains of an Asian woman found in the Port of Rimini, Italy are those of missing cruise ship passenger Li Yinglei. Yinglei, 36,  has been missing since she disappeared from MSC […]

Cruise Ship Missing

Carnival Inspiration Crew Member Missing Off California

November 28, 2017

Symron Santana Almeida, 33, a engine room crew member from Cuncolim, India was reported missing from Carnival Cruise Lines’  Carnival Inspiration while the cruise ship was sailing from Mexico to Los Angeles on Thursday, November […]

Cruise Ship Missing

Cruise Ship Passenger Missing Costa Victoria

July 18, 2014

Cruise Ship Missing: Female # cruise ship passenger, 53,  is missing from Costa Victoria, ship held in port same day due to former passenger injury lawsuit filed. Ms Hsieh, 53, a Taiwanese-American, was reported missing from the Costa […]

Cruise Ship Crime

Cruise Crime

Fake Doctor Working On Cruise Ship Arrested

December 7, 2015

When a man is  arrested for posing as a doctor after getting hired as the cruise ship physician, we learn how scammers infiltrate our world, in every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s a scam artist or […]

Norwegian Dawn Passenger Arrested After Attack
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Norwegian Dawn Passenger Arrested After Attack

July 4, 2018

Norwegian Dawn Passenger Arrested After Attack – On Sunday, July 2, 2018,  Norwegian Dawn cruise ship passenger Gina Martell, 36, from Kingston, Massachusetts, was arrested while the cruise ship was docked in Hamilton, Bermuda. The attacked took […]

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Bermuda Q2 Crime Down 10% Lowest In 15 Years

August 7, 2014

#Cruise Bruise:  Bermuda’s low tolerance for crime is producing results, with lower Q2, 2014 crimes. #Bermuda drug seizures totalled $1.2 million. Nice work! There were 750 crimes committed on the Island in the second three months of this […]

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Grandeur of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Passenger Rescued November 7 2017
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Grandeur of the Seas Passenger Gets Air Force Medevac

November 8, 2017

On United States national election day (see video below),  Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Grandeur of the Seas was returning to Baltimore, Maryland and was located about 600 miles off the coast of […]

Cruise Ship Illness

Barf Lawyers Lose Against Cruise Line

August 1, 2015

No Special Treatment:  Sickly #cruise ship passengers will suck it up like the rest of the world. An article by Maritime Executive shows the cruise line was not a fault for barf fest, stating “However, the performing […]

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6.1 Earthquake 64km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska
Cruise Ship Weather

6.1 Earthquake 64 Kilometers Southwest Kaktovik Alaska

August 12, 2018

6.1 Earthquake 64 Kilometers Southwest Kaktovik Alaska – On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6:58 a.m, there was a 6.1 earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey  (USGS) reported the earthquake struck 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Kaktovik […]

Hurricane Humberto Track 1100 Hours September 19 2019
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Tropical Storm Humberto

September 6, 2019

Hurricane Humberto – NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM AST Thu Sep 19, 2019 Humberto  (see Thurs video below) is still a powerful hurricane, but the system is in the process of transitioning […]

Cruise Ship Sinking

Cruise Ship Sinking

MV Versace Amara Sinks

August 18, 2014

#Cruise Ship Sinking: The  MV Versace Amara sinks Saturday, after puncturing hull on a reef just off a volcanic island. There were 20 passengers and five crew aboard. Around 0100 hours on Saturday, August 16, 2014, the […]

Cruise Ship Sinking

MV Lyubov Orlova Drifting Ghost Ship or Sunk?

January 30, 2014

Lyubov Orlova sailed into St. John’s, Newfoundland in Canada, was inspected and prevented from sailing with passengers for a booked cruise due to too many issues not passing inspection. Meanwhile, the crew was aboard while […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Oceania Insignia Fire

December 12, 2014

Cruise Ship Fires: Oceania Cruises’ Oceania Insignia #cruise ship had an engine room fire while in the Caribbean port of Saint Lucia, two contractors and one crew. According to a spokesman with Oceania Cruises, three crew members […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Westerdam Fire

June 29, 2014

Holland America Line’s Westerdam had a fire on June 28, 2014 while off the coast of Seattle. The Westerdam had just started the 7-day Alaska cruise with 2,086 passengers and 798 crew members aboard. The […]

Cruise Ship Fires

SS Morro Castle Fire Monument

March 9, 2017

On the Asbury Park boardwalk located at 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey, visitors will find the SS Morro Castle Monument. The monument is located less than an hour from Cape Liberty Cruise Port […]

Cruise Ship Drugs

Cruise Ship Drugs

American Cruise Ship Contractor Arab Middle East Drug Conviction

June 16, 2017

Matthew Thomas Gonzales aka Matty Gonzales,  39, an unmarried contractor for Florida cable company, Waveguide Communications was suppose to board Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Celebrity Constellation in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on April […]

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Cruise Ship Cocaine Smuggling Ring Leader Arrested

February 3, 2017

Cruise Bruise: #Cruise ship Freedom of the seas Mother’s Day Jamaica cocaine smuggling ring, fifth woman arrested works at school district. Rita Gray, 38, from Washington DC, a business manager with District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) […]

Cruise Ship Drugs

Cruise Ship Cocaine Arrest – 11 Pounds

July 2, 2014

Cruise Ship Drugs: Police found  11 pounds of cocaine hidden in a man’s girdle when he returned to Cape Canaveral aboard Carnival Liberty on Saturday. June 28, 2014 Ishermon Tafari arrested on Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Liberty […]

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Travel Warning

Cruise Travel Insurance Mandatory

July 28, 2014

The Need for Cruise Ship Travel Insurance Every week there is a new flurry of media articles outlining how badly the cruise industry treated passengers, with claims for missing ports, missed ships, denied passage, medical […]

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Celebrating Life After Missouri Stingray Death

May 31, 2017

On this day in cruise history:  One year ago today, on May 31, 2016, a teenager known as Austin “Stingray” Ray from Pevely, Missouri, who was only 17-years-old, died aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder while the […]