Search underway for woman who fell overboard on cruise

NEW ORLEANS — A woman has fallen overboard from a cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico while sailing from New Orleans. Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken told news outlets that a 44-year-old woman fell from the Carnival Triumph on Sunday night. The company says rescue efforts for

Casino boat fire victim dies after going home

At least one woman was dead after a casino shuttle boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida — forcing more than 50 passengers to jump overboard into the shallow water. The woman died late Sunday hours after the fire began, while 14

Dozens of Royal Caribbean passengers get stomach bug

Royal Caribbean passengers aboard The Grandeur of the Seas are feeling less than grand after a gastrointestinal outbreak that has sickened 47 passengers to date. The liner departed Baltimore on Jan. 2 with roughly 2,900 guests and staffers onboard, with stops planned in Charleston, S.C., Orlando, Fla., and the

‘Poop cruise’ ship passes new CDC sanitary inspection

The Carnival Triumph earned a rare distinction back in November: a failing grade from sanitation inspectors. The Triumph — the same ship that ferried hundreds of passengers on an infamous “poop cruise” back in 2013 — scored a 78 out of a possible 100 during the Nov. 11 inspection,

Cruise passengers recall ‘nightmare’ trip in ‘bomb cyclone’

Passengers on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship that sailed through the thick of the “bomb cyclone” described the “nightmare” two-day ride that left them “traumatized” after sailing through 30-feet waves in the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. The Norwegian Breakaway docked in New York City on Friday after

Another virus sickens 332 cruise passengers with vomiting, diarrhea

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. — More than 300 passengers on a cruise ship that docked at Port Everglades fell ill with a stomach virus. The Naples Daily News reports that the Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited’s ship Independence docked Saturday in Florida reported 332 cases of gastro-intestinal illness among the 5,547

These people fled Irma on a luxury cruise with unlimited booze and food

Over 4,000 passengers fled from Hurricane Irma aboard a cruise ship appropriately called Escape. The Escape, along with another Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the Norwegian Sky, were scheduled to return to their homeport in Miami on Saturday and Friday, respectively. However, due to Hurricane Irma, the ships came back earlier to

Cruise lines sending ships to help with Irma rescue efforts

Two cruise lines are reportedly sending empty ships to the Caribbean islands hit hardest by Hurricane Irma to bring in supplies and evacuate tourists. Bloomberg News said Friday that Norwegian Cruise Lines is dispatching its Norwegian Sky to St. Thomas, one of the US Virgin Islands. It’s scheduled to arrive on Monday,

Neighbors fed up with “booze cruises’ in Sheepshead Bay

Landlubbers want rowdy booze cruisers to walk the plank in Sheepshead Bay. Residents of the waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood say they are fed up with patrons of party yachts along Emmons Avenue who stumble off the ships in the wee hours, acting like a bunch of boozy buccaneers. “We’re sick and tired of

Cruise ship passengers stranded as Harvey ravages Texas

Thousands of cruise-ship passengers were left stranded at sea as the storm held Texas’s Port of Galveston hostage. Carnival ships Valor and Freedom, which had been set to arrive in Galveston on Saturday, were instead detoured to New Orleans. Passengers were allowed to get off there or wait to get back

Mother killed on cruise was “light of our lives’: family

A Utah mother of three — killed, allegedly by her husband, aboard a cruise ship off Alaska — was “the light of our lives,” her grieving family said. Kristy Manzanares’ relatives said they were “devastated” by the loss of the “devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend” found lying in a pool