• Teen Assaulted Aboard Independence of the Seas
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    Teen Assaulted Aboard Independence of the Seas

    At around 0200 hours on Sunday, August 16, 2015, Jason Lawson, 32,  and Arturo Martinez, 30 from Toledo, Ohio arrested aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines cruise ship Independence of the Seas when it docked (see video [...]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Ship Scheduled Open 2018

    Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Ship Scheduled Open 2018

    The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) (see 2017 video below) is a retired ocean liner built for the Cunard Line which was operated by Cunard from 1969 to 2008. QE2 was retired from active Cunard service on November  27, 2008. November 11, [...]
  • Norwegian Escape Crew Cocaine Smuggling Arrest
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    Norwegian Escape Crew Cocaine Smuggling Arrest

    On Monday, January 15, 2018, Akim Travis Davis Locto, 24,  a crew member from Babonneau, Castries, Saint Lucia was arrested aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise ship Norwegian Escape at the Falmouth, (Trelawny) Jamaica (see video below) [...]

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Mytle Beach South Carolina Lost and Found After Hurricane Irma 2017

Myrtle Beach Lost and Found After Hurricane Irma

September 20, 2017

Myrtle Beach South Carolina Lost and Found After Hurricane Irma The message posted this morning for the Myrtle Beach group I founded and where I am admin  said simply, “Anyone missing their uppers dentures found […]

Cruise Ship Overboards


Denisa Markoska Missing Cruise Ship Crew

September 18, 2014

Cruise Ship Missing:  Denisa Markoska, 23, the latest missing #cruise ship crew member is missing from her cruise ship off the coast of Europe. Denisa Markoska, 23, a cruise ship crew member from Skopje, the capital of the […]


Drunk Passenger Overboard Cozumel Mexico

March 25, 2015

Cruise Ship Deaths: Family of drunk passenger, 40, who went overboard on Carnival Conquest while #cruise ship was in Cozumel, Mexico sues cruise line. On September 18, 2011, Clint Markham, 40, and his wife Michelle embarked […]

Carnival Triumph Passenger Overborard in Gulf of Mexico

Carnival Triumph Passenger Overboard in Gulf of Mexico

January 22, 2018

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, a passenger aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Triumph went overboard while the cruise ship was in the Gulf of Mexico. On January 24, the passenger was identified as Juwanna Brooks, 44 from Franklin, […]

Cruise Ship Injury

Cruise Ship Injury

Cruise Ship Injury Ends Legendary Musician’s Career

August 14, 2015

Lawsuit filed by Gyula Bruno Fekete brother blames  Uniworld River Cruises for legendary saxophonist’s 2014 SS Antoinette delayed head injury/coma treatment by Boppard, German hospital. On June 3, 2014 legendary saxophonist from Hungary Gyula Bruno (Maxi) Fekete, 62, had been booked to perform […]

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 Missing

Cruise Ship Missing

Third Cruise Ship Passenger Missing Past Month

December 5, 2015

Stephen Staker is the third #cruise ship passenger missing from a cruise ship in the past month, the second missing from cruise ships docked at Falmouth, Jamaica.

Cruise Ship Missing

Liberty of the Seas Bartender Overboard

May 3, 2017

The crew member overboard in the Gulf of Mexico this week has been identified as Norman DeCastro, 39, from the Philippines. DeCastro was a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Liberty of the Seas bartender crew member from […]

Cruise Ship Crime

Cruise Crime

Police Allege Woman Murdered Tossed Overboard

February 23, 2017

Li Yinglei, 36, embarked on a MSC Cruises’ MSC Magnifica 10-day Mediterranean cruise with her husband Daniel Belling, 46, and their two children ages six and four on February 9, 2017. When the cruise ship […]

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Grandeur of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Passenger Rescued November 7 2017
Cruise Ship Illness

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

Doctor Brings Ebola To New York

October 24, 2014

New York doctor, Craig Spencer who works with Doctors Without Borders flew back to New York from West Africa after treating ebola patients tests positive. Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a […]

Cruise Ship Illness

Cruise Ship Passenger Mexico Medical Disembarking

June 6, 2015

Cruise Bruise: Ohio single mom stranded in Mexico when child needs surgery on #cruise raises $17,764+ online. A cruise ship passenger family from Springfield, Ohio, who had driven to Galveston, Texas to embark on Carnival Triumph Monday, June 1, […]

Cruise Ship Weather

Cruise Ship Weather

Cruise Ship Passenger Safety Warning

August 10, 2014

Cruise Bruise: Reminder to be aware of the wind vacuum present which can cause potential injury on #cruise ship balcony, in ship cabins and when using cabin doors. Updated: Please remember to drink responsibly. On March 17, 2015, […]

Tropical Storm Lee Track 1100 Hours September 29 2017
Cruise Ship Weather

Tropical Storm Lee

September 9, 2017

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 AM AST Fri Sep 29 2017 Bookmark this page for updates Lee continues to accelerate toward the northeast, and the estimated motion is now 045/27 kt. Due to […]

Cruise Ship Weather

6.3 Skagway Alaska Earthquake Reported By 486 People

May 24, 2017

On our Cruise Ship Weather website, we are watching earthquakes as they are documented by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in real time. An earthquake measured at 6.3 on the earthquake Richter scale,  shook […]

Cruise Ship Sinking

MV Butiraoi Sinks 50 Passengers Aboard
Cruise Ship Sinking

MV Butiraoi Sinks 50 Passengers Aboard in Gilbert Islands

January 28, 2018

The MV Butiraoi,  a 55-foot wooden catamaran ferry, left Nonouti Island in the Gilbert Islands (see video below) for South Tarawa, Kiribati on Thursday, January 18, 2018 for a two day trip, with sea conditions “moderate […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Explosion Kills Eight Injures 17

May 25, 2017

This day in cruise industry: Fourteen yeas ago today, on Sunday, May 25, 2003, Norwegian Cruise Line’s SS Norway, had just moored in Miami, Florida, at the end of a 7-day Caribbean cruise, with  911 […]

Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise Ship Explosion While Docked in Port

February 9, 2017

Cruise Ship Fires: Explosion aboard the Princess Cruises #cruise ship Emerald Princess damaged stern of the ship and kills one. Around 5:00, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess cruise had an explosion, which damaged […]

Cruise Ship Drugs

Cruise Ship Drugs

Cruise Ship Passenger Smuggles Cocaine In Lava Lamp

March 24, 2014

Customs agents discovered a volcanic eruption when drug dogs alerted to cocaine when sniffing a cruise ship passenger’s luggage. The agents discovered the liquid inside a lava lamp, actually contained 1.5 liters of liquid cocaine. […]

Cruise Ship Drugs

Norwegian Jewel Crew Cocaine Arrest

April 19, 2015

#Cruise Ship Drugs: A kilo of cocaine was discovered hidden on a Norwegian Jewel galley crew member while the cruise ship was in Roatan, Honduras. April 16, 2015, a cocaine arrest aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian […]

Travel Warnings

Travel Warning

7.3 Earthquake – 30km S of Halabjah Iraq

November 12, 2017

A 7.3 earthquake stuck 30 kilometers south of Halabjah, Iraq on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 18:18:17 hours.  Halabjah is the capital of Halabja Governorate, located about 240 km (150 mi) northeast of Baghdad and 14 km (9 mi) from the Iranian border. About 450 people were […]

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USCG New Cruise Ship Preboarding Regs

December 9, 2014

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is looking at new pre-boarding,  screening requirements for #cruise ship passenger and crew including pre-screening of all baggage before boarding. This proposed rule would standardize screening activities for all persons, baggage, […]

Cruise Incidents

Ferry Collision With Viking Star At Barcelona Spain

Ferry Collision With Viking Star At Barcelona

January 13, 2018

On Friday,January 12, 2018, at 1400 hours local time, Grandi Navi Veloci (NGV) ferry Fantastic, registered in Tangier, Morocco, collided with the cruise ship Viking Star in Barcelona, Spain. Fantastic was backing and Viking Star […]


Gulf of Mexico Buoy Cam Map

Tropical Storm Harvey NOAA Buoy Cams

August 24, 2017

As part of our new 2017 upgrade, NOAA Buoy cams have been added. One of our popular Cruise Ship Buoy Cams today is where Tropical Storm Harvey is churning up seas. Station 42056 (LLNR 110) – […]

Spectrum of the Seas Build Meyer Werft Shipyard Papenburg Germany

Germany Where Most American Cruise Ships Are Built

February 2, 2018

Spectrum of the Seas is taking shape block by block. Spectrum of the Seas is Quantum class is a class of cruise ship from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. With a unique construction process underway, mega-blocks of Royal Caribbean’s […]