All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cruise ship’

Norovirus Sickens 172 on Princess Cruises Ship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday that 172 passengers of a U.S.-based Princess Cruises ship touring the Pacific have been infected with Norovirus. The ship in question, the “Crown Princess,” had a similar outbreak in April, when over 150 passengers became infected. The vessel also had a Norovirus incident in December, 2012, when 102 passengers were infected. …

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Jennifer Hudson Will Perform At Tom Joyner’s Cruise Ship Fundraiser

Grammy Award winner and powerhouse celeb Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage 2015. Hudson, an American Idol finalist from the 2004 season, recently graced another benefit event, helping raise a record total of $8.2 million for the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert on September 27 in Calgary. Slated to join Hudson …

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Costa Concordia: Amazing Underwater Footage Of Sunken Ship Revealed

Italian authorities released a video that shows the interiors of the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that struck a rock on the island of Giglio, Italy on January 2012. The cruise ship sustained a 50-meter tear on the side of its hull, which resulted in the flooding of the ship’s engine room. There were 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew on …

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Kristin Chenoweth is Now a Cruise Ship Entertainment Advisor

Cruise ship company Royal Caribbean this week announced that actress Kristin Chenoweth has been hired as the company’s Quatnum Experience Advisor for Entertainment. Chenoweth, who is well-known for her Broadway performances and her roles in TV shows such as The West Wing and Pushing Daisies, will use her showbiz knowledge to schedule entertainment and activities for the cruise ship Quantum …

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Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship Stuck

It was a tense scene on Sunday when 4,500 passengers and crew aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship “Breakaway” found themselves stuck. According to the New York Daily News, the Breakaway had some steering problems as it came in to dock on the Hudson River and could not maneuver. Apparently a side thruster had malfunctioned. The ship had been out …

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Cruise Ship Illnesses Continue to Spread on Crown Princess

An illness on the Crown Princess cruise ship continues to affect passengers on the vessel. The ship has been on a seven-day voyage visiting ports in California, which includes stops in San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. A norovirus was detected and was said to be very contagious. It generally causes nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramping, and other flu-like symptoms. The …

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Raising Shipwreck Concordia: See How it’s Done

By now, just about everyone with Internet access has heard of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that wrecked, claiming the lives of at least 30 people, back in 2012. Right now, efforts are underway off the coast of Giglio, Italy to raise the Concordia, which is quite a job, as the vessel weighs more than 100,000 tons. A …

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Carnival Ship Evacuated After Explosion

A Carnival cruise ship had to be evacuated after two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama exploded late Wednesday night. Officials say three people were seriously injured in the blast and are in critical condition. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, but say it’s likely that a cleaning crew caused a spark which ignited. The cruise …

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Cruise Ship Death: FBI Now Investigating

Though it seems an unthinkable tragedy, the high number of people who take cruises every year means that some deaths are likely to occur. This week, the FBI has begun investigating one such death that happened aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this past weekend. According to an Associated Press report, a 62-year-old woman was found dead in her cabin …

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Cruise Ship Bus Breaks Down: The Nightmare Won’t End

For thousands of passengers on the Carnival cruise line that had to be towed to shore this week, a vacation turned into a miserable, stinky experience that ended after five long days when the ship made it to shore in Mobile, Alabama. But for some, the horrible week just won’t end. Passengers from the ship were given the option to …

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