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  • China’s Most Dangerous Missile (So Far)

    07/03/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | July 2, 2014 | Robert Haddick
    Buried on page 40 of the Pentagon’s latest annual report on China’s military power is a brief mention of the YJ-12, a recent addition to China’s portfolio of anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM). The report notes that, “The new missile provides an increased threat to naval assets, due to its long range and supersonic speeds.” True, but in an understated way. In fact, the YJ-12 is the most dangerous anti-ship missile China has produced thus far, posing an even greater risk to the U.S. Navy’s surface forces in the Western Pacific than the much-discussed DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile. The arrival of...
  • 'Fault in Our Stars' Eyes Stunning $52M-Plus Debut, Crushes (Tom Cruise) 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    06/08/2014 6:03:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 7, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Younger females are storming the North American box office to see The Fault in Our Stars, which took in a whopping $26.1 million on Friday for a projected $52 million-plus debut. That's a major victory for Fox 2000, which made the romantic drama for a mere $12 million. ........................................................ Fault in Our Stars is trouncing Tom Cruise's big-budget Edge of Tomorrow, a sci-fi epic that cost Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow at least $178 million to produce. The critically acclaimed Edge of Tomorrow did slightly better than expected at the Friday box office, earning $10.6 million for a possible $30...
  • New ships worth £1.7bn to install 'wind deflectors' so passengers aren't troubled by sea breezes

    05/23/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2014 | Staff
    The cruise passengers of the future won't have to worry about the wind in their hair whilst on deck, after a new vessel design was announced claiming to be 'the iPhone for the cruise industry'. MSC Cruise's has commissioned two new ships with wind deflectors so that passengers aren't troubled by sea breezes and a promenade deck at sea level so that they can enjoy the feeling of being 'at the seaside' on board. Costing a whopping £1.7billion to develop, the two ships will be smaller and wider than current supervessels, making it easier for them to visit smaller ports...
  • After Israeli passengers rebuffed, Norwegian Cruise Line cancels Tunisia calls

    03/15/2014 9:18:39 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Posted on Tuesday, 03.11.14 | BY HANNAH SAMPSON
    Norwegian Cruise Line announced it was canceling all future calls to Tunisia on Tuesday, two days after the North African country refused entry to Israeli nationals who were passengers on the Norwegian Jade. “We want to send a strong message to Tunisia and ports around the world that we will not tolerate such random acts of discrimination against our guests,” Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan said in a strongly worded statement. “We are outraged by this act and the fact that we were not notified in advance of this practice. We apologize sincerely to our guests who were affected...
  • Passengers suing Carnival over crippled cruise seek $5,000 a month for life

    03/12/2014 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2014 | (with AP)
    A group of passengers suing Carnival Corp. for damages after sailing on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are asking the company to pay $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives for ongoing medical and mental problems. The case stems from the February 2013 incident when a fire broke out in the ship’s engine room during a four-day cruise, leaving the ship without engine power and most of its electricity, forcing passengers to endure human waste running down hallways, limited water supplies, noxious odors and extreme heat. …
  • Israeli travelers restricted by cruise line

    03/09/2014 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Received by email: B'nai Brith Canada has learned from Canadian Jewish tourists aboard a Norwegian Jade cruise ship that Israeli tourists have been denied the right to disembark when the ship dropped anchor at the Port of Tunis, Tunisia. As passengers began preparations to visit the country, Israelis on board were quietly told that they were not welcomed by the Tunisian Government and would have to remain onboard. According to some Jewish passengers no prior notice was issued, either in writing or by public announcement. The cruise line also failed to advise passengers in advance that Israeli tourists would...
  • Cruise ship w/ over 500 ill set to arrive in Bayonne, city officials on standby w/contingency plan

    01/28/2014 4:33:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | January 28, 2014
    Bayonne officials are planning to have several health officials on hand and local emergency services available tomorrow when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which recently cut its trip short due to a gastrointestinal breakout overseas arrives at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne.
  • Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan

    11/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013
    Tom Cruise has never been shy about expressing his beliefs, and in a recent deposition, the actor said he believed acting was as hard as fighting a war. Cruise sat with lawyers to be deposed for his case against Bauer Publishing for stories two of its publications printed following his divorce from Katie Holmes, articles that stated he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. During the deposition, a lawyer questioned Cruise about remarks his camp had made equating his work and inability to see daughter Suri to fighting in Afghanistan. "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie,...
  • Fifth US warship joins cruise missile ships in Mediterranean

    08/29/2013 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/29/13 | Bill Gertz
    A fifth U.S. warship steamed toward the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join four other cruise missile destroyers poised for strikes on Syria, as U.S. and allied military planning continued for a bombing campaign against Syria. U.S. intelligence agencies, meanwhile, continued to put the finishing touches on an assessment the Obama administration expects will conclusively link Syrian government and military leaders to the deadly nerve agent strike near Damascus Aug. 21. A defense official said the fifth destroyer, the USS Stout, would soon arrive in waters near Syria. The warship is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Other officials familiar with...
  • U.S. Poised To Strike Syria With Missiles

    08/23/2013 3:55:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 156 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/23/13 | Charlie Kaya
    BREAKING. @CBSDavidMartin: US naval commander orders warships to move closer to Syria to be ready for possible Cruise missile strike.
  • Luxury cruise line 'hid food in staff cabins' to avoid inspection

    07/25/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 35 replies
    Travel Mole ^ | Thursday 25th July 2013
    Staff on one of the world's most luxurious cruise lines hid more than 15 trolleys of food in cabins to try to avoid it being seen by health protection officers, according to a report into a sudden inspection carried out on board Silversea's Silver Shadow in June. The damning report claimed staff had tried to hide cooked and raw food, including raw meat, cheeses and vegetables as well as kitchen equipment in over 10 cabins shared by two or three galley crew members. Health inspection officers working for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who'd boarded the ship...
  • Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Saga 'Oblivion' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office

    04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 98 replies
    Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts. "42," the Jackie Robinson story with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, stayed strong in its second week with $18.025 million, good for the No. 2 spot.
  • Thought they would be murdered: Canadians among cruise passengers robbed during St. Lucia excursion

    04/18/2013 8:58:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | 13/04/17 | Adrian Humphreys
    Four Canadians on a ground excursion during a Caribbean cruise thought they were going to be killed when four masked gunmen with homemade shotguns and pistols ambushed them in a lush botanical garden retreat, fellow passengers say. About 60 tourists and three guides were systematically searched at gunpoint and robbed of their money, jewelry, cameras and cellphones on Friday. They were then ordered to march forward, during which they feared they would be shot in the back, but instead the gunmen slipped away into the foliage ... The victims were on a shore excursion from the cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse,...
  • CRUISE CONTROL QUESTION (Vanity)

    04/12/2013 4:20:29 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 30 replies
    4-12-13 | Me
    This morning, I drove to work in the rain. It was raining all the way and it is a highway drive of about 35 miles. I didn't use the cruise control, because I was told that was not a good idea on wet pavement. Is that correct?
  • Is There an OWS Branch of the Tea Party?

    02/24/2013 1:07:35 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 48 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | Feb. 24, 2013 | Melissa Dawdy
    What's All This About a Grassroots Cruise? Despite "OWS" Backlash, Still Better to Lead than Lose February 24, 2013 When the idea for this 7-day conference first began to stir among a small group of independent organizers, the first suggestion was to convene at a resort somewhere, like CPAC does. But a little research quickly revealed that an upscale Caribbean cruise was actually more economical, and probably more fun. With three volunteers, and plans for a social media campaign to get the word out, Freedom on the Sea was born. Since 2009, activists have grabbed training any way they can...
  • Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison Takes in Game Amidst Carnival Cruise Nightmare

    02/15/2013 3:59:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 2/14/13 | Zach Buckley
    Is there ever a bad time to see the defending champion Miami Heat in action? Not if you're Micky Arison, apparently.
  • CNN to Cover Floating Sewer Arrival Live (On now - Triumph being pulled into Mobile, Alabama)

    02/14/2013 4:02:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/14/13 | The Maha
    RUSH: Now, the poor Carnival Cruise Line. They've got the cruise ship out there that's lost all power. Apparently it is a floating sewer. It's a floating pigsty. I'm sorry, I just can't help it. The media is focusing on this ship. They've actually been focused on it for the last three days as it has been drifting aimlessly out there in the Gulf of Mexico. But now it's got a tow. They're towing the thing and it's heading to Alabama. CNN is gonna anchor the arrival of the sewer, the floating sewer live tonight. Erin Burnett at seven o'clock...
  • Foul conditions aboard stranded Carnival cruise ship Triumph: sewage running down the walls

    02/12/2013 10:26:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 101 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/12/13 | ERIK ORTIZ AND DAVID KNOWLES
    -snip- "I mean, it's horrible. There's no running water. There's no power. They are having to use the restroom in buckets and bags." "It's like a bunch of savages on there," he added. "If you get on the blogs, they're saying that people are fighting over food and stuff." Toby Barlow told CNN that his wife, Ann, a passenger on the ship, texted that the plumbing failed and people were defecating in bags and urinating in showers. She also told him there's "sewage running down the walls and floors," he said.
  • Fire-disabled cruise ship on its way to Mobile

    02/12/2013 8:26:15 AM PST · by cll · 51 replies
    CruiseCritic.com ^ | 02/12/2013
    (10:15 a.m. EST) – Carnival Triumph is on the move again, under the power of two tugboats, and is expected to arrive in Mobile on Thursday afternoon, according to a new update from Carnival Cruise Lines. All passengers will then be flown to Houston. Limited onboard systems remain functional, though the sewage system did go down again last night for a short period. Technicians were able to gets "some of them [toilets] back on line this morning," Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said. Passengers "are doing well under the circumstances," and the ship's entertainment staff has planned various activities to try...
  • Grassroots at Sea

    02/07/2013 6:26:07 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 2 replies
    6foot2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | February 7, 2013 | Melissa Dawdy
    It’s a bit of a financial stretch for me to go on a cruise, and especially difficult to afford the National Review version, which as a combination fundraiser and intellectual summit is deeply satisfying, but expensive. I saved my pennies though, and reserved a modest cabin aboard the 2012 post election “Victory Cruise”. My excitement at meeting some of my favorite writers was tempered somewhat by the gloom and despair that was evident everywhere. There were lots of Tea Party type folks, like me, who sort of dragged themselves onto the ship with the notion that we might return home...
  • The Prodigal Daughter: Katie Holmes Returns To Catholicism, Suri Banned From Scientology-Ecumenical

    07/09/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    The inquisitir ^ | 9 July 2012 | Inqu
    Following the quick and unexpected settlement of her divorce proceedings, Katie Holmes has been doing a bit of house-cleaning in her personal life, part of which includes her return to the Catholic faith, five years after leaving it in favor of soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Cruise’s Scientology. Holmes’ return to Catholicism is evident due to her registration as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. “Everyone is thrilled to have Katie join us,” a member of the church’s choir told the Huffington Post. “She has not yet attended a service, but when she does she...
  • Tom Cruise, other Scientology members dislike portrayal of a cult leader in new film 'The Master'

    07/08/2012 7:39:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Daily News ^ | 7/8/12
    Tom Cruise’s fellow Scientology members would like to master “The Master.” A source familiar with Paul Thomas Anderson ’s film about the founder of a Scientology-like religious movement tells us officials of the controversial church group “hit the roof” when they learned — presumably through Cruise — that the movie contains a scene which suggests the belief system was little more than a product of the leader’s fertile imagination. In May, Anderson, who is friends with Cruise and directed him in “Magnolia,” the 1999 film that earned Cruise a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination — reportedly screened his film for...
  • Rupert Murdoch's son denies Tom Cruise almost converted him to Scientology

    07/03/2012 10:32:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:30PM BST 03 Jul 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The eldest son of Rupert Murdoch has denied he ever considered joining Scientology after reports emerged claiming Tom Cruise tried to convert him. Lachlan Murdoch was assiduously courted by the Hollywood star in 1999 while they were both living in Australia, according to the Daily Beast. Cruise, who had moved to live near his then-wife Nicole Kidman's family, was said to be determined to bring the younger Murdoch into the Scientology fold, believing that he would soon take over his father's media empire. Cruise reportedly traveled with Murdoch and his friend James Packer on private jets, all the while evangelizing...
  • 'Beatings', sniper nests and a punishment block called ‘The Hole’: Inside Scientology’s strict Sea

    07/03/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/12 | Daniel Bates
    Members are banned from having children, are paid just $50 a week and can be punished for simply looking at somebody the wrong way by being thrown in ‘The Hole’ - two trailers set aside for punishment. It has been investigated by FBI agents looking into human trafficking and one member claimed he was locked in a ship’s hold for 18 hours a day with no food. Holmes is also said to have been alarmed at her daughter being pushed into an academy partly paid for by Will Smith which acts as a feeder to a school popular with Scientologists....
  • Tom Cruise’s ‘33’ problem: He’s split with all 3 of his wives when they hit that age

    For Tom Cruise, 33 is an unlucky number when it comes to love. All three of Tom Cruise’s ill-fated marriages have come to an end when his wives were 33, which just happens to be a significant number for the actor’s Church of Scientology. The original membership organization for the controversial religious group, the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, was founded in Phoenix, Arizona, which lies on the 33rd parallel, Perez Hilton reports. The number is also the known as the “Master Teacher,” which represents altruism and raising mankind’s positive energy in numerology, according to Seven Life Path. The characteristics of...
  • 2 US men arrested on gay cruise in Caribbean (illegal in Dominica)

    03/21/2012 6:30:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 3/21/12 | CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE
    2 US men arrested on gay cruise in CaribbeanBy CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE, Associated Press Wednesday, March 21, 2012 ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Two California men on a gay cruise of the Caribbean were arrested Wednesday in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal. Police Constable John George said police boarded the cruise ship and arrested the two men on suspicion of indecent exposure and "buggery," a term equivalent to sodomy on the island. He identified the men as John Robert Hart, 41, and Dennis Jay Mayer, 43, but did not provide their hometowns. George said the men were seen...
  • Businessman jailed for four months for drunkenly dropping ship's anchor while on cruise.

    03/07/2012 1:23:41 PM PST · by mmanager · 19 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 3/7/12 | Mail Online
    A businessman has been sentenced to four months in jail for dropping a moving cruise ship's anchor after a night of heavy drinking. Rick Ehlert, 45, released the 18-ton anchor and delayed the MS Ryndam, which was en route from Mexico to Tampa, for three hours. Ehlert, from California, was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine and to take substance abuse and mental health counseling.
  • Cruise.com: Bait & Switch

    03/03/2012 2:02:06 PM PST · by DBCJR · 5 replies
    BAIT & SWITCH - Booked 7 day Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean on Cruise.com for $1,108 for 4 passengers. I clicked the "Agree & Book" after entering all our personal info, including passports. Got a call saying they sold out and wanted to sell me 2 cabins for over $1,300 each, $2600. They told me they cruise line must have just sold out so I kept them on the phone and booked it again at the same rate, same results. Tells me it's computer glitch they've been dealing with all morning.
  • Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

    02/27/2012 9:52:41 AM PST · by FoxPro · 108 replies · 5+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    An Italian cruise ship with about 1,000 people on board is reported to be adrift off the coast of Seychelles. The Italian coast guard said Monday the Costa Allegra is drifting in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the Seychelles islands. Officials say a fire on board caused the ship's engines to fail. There have been no reports of injuries.
  • Carnival Fails Crisis 101 in Costa Response

    01/29/2012 3:57:21 AM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | January 27, 2012
    With bodies still trapped inside Costa Concordia’s underwater tomb, Carnival (CCL: 30.48, 0.00, 0.00%) now finds itself at the heart of scrutiny only likely to rise along with the death toll. Carnival’s worst-ever wreck and one of the most high-profile incidents since the Titanic sank 100 years ago, it’s hard to imagine such a massive company blaming the disaster on a single person -- even if he did abandon ship early and steer a little too close to shore. Even worse, while Carnival has vehemently denied earlier reports that it would offer survivors a 30% discount off future cruises, instead...
  • Heat Owner Micky Arison Lost Hundreds of Millions in Cruise Liner Disaster (Lebron James' boss)

    01/19/2012 4:50:14 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 16 replies
    Slam online ^ | 1/17/12
    Miami Heat owner Micky Arison has had some bad financial luck of late. And the recent Costa Concordia cruise liner disaster only added to the billionaire’s woes. To say nothing of the lives lost during the tragic wreck. From the Guardian: “More than £300m has been wiped off the paper fortune of the multibillionaire boss of the company that owned the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia. Micky Arison, the flamboyant chairman, chiefexecutiveand majority owner of FTSE 100 company Carnival, saw a large chunk of his $4.5bn (£2.9bn) holdings dissolve on Monday as the company’s shareslost almost a fifth of their...
  • North Korean Cruise Seeks Tourists, 8 to a Room(Obama's dream cruise?)

    09/16/2011 1:25:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | EDWARD WONG | EDWARD WONG
    North Korean Cruise Seeks Tourists, 8 to a Room By EDWARD WONG ABOARD THE MANGYONGBONG, off North Korea — It was billed as a cruise ship, but the creaking, nearly-40-year-old vessel that set sail from the remote North Korean town of Rajin had more of the trappings of a tramp steamer. With its cramped cabins, cut-rate cuisine and foul, water-deprived bathrooms, it was not about to compete anytime soon with Cunard or Carnival in the leisure industry. Then again, it does not have to. As North Korea’s latest venture into the tourism business, it need not concern itself with rivals....
  • The least luxurious cruise in the world: North Korea launches its first liner

    09/01/2011 7:50:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    The least luxurious cruise in the world: North Korea launches its first liner (where cabins are shared and the ship is rusty) The liner is rusty, the cabins are cramped and the Captain's Table is a help yourself buffet. But though the surroundings are less than glamorous, North Korea hopes to launch itself into the world of cruising with ageing liner the Mangyongbong. The former cargo ship set sail on its maiden tour yesterday carrying about 130 passengers from the rundown port of Rajin, near the China-Russia border. Some 500 North Koreans, about half dressed in dark workers clothes and...
  • Retired Brit tourists fought off Somali pirates with deckchairs

    05/06/2011 8:23:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5th May 2011
    A retired couple who were enjoying a luxury cruise fought off Somali pirates with deck chairs as they attempted to storm the ship and kidnap them. John and Barbara Jeffery had been enjoying the trip of a lifetime when the violent pirates tried to take over the ship they were sailing on. As gun shot rang out, the couple defiantly armed themselves with deck chairs, tables and whatever came to hand as they helped to beat off the outlaws. terror struck just one week in, when the MSC Melody was off the coast of Somalia, a spot haunted by pirates,...
  • World's largest gay cruise to depart Port Everglades

    02/06/2011 4:30:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 249 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | February 5, 2011 | Sally Kestin
    You've heard of chartering a yacht for vacation, but how about the world's largest cruise ship? Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas will set sail Sunday from Port Everglades on its first charter with nearly 5,400 gay and lesbian passengers. The "world's largest gay cruise" sold out in just three weeks, according to the sponsor, Atlantis Events Inc. of Hollywood, Calif.
  • Videos Show Disney Dream Coming Within Feet Of Another Ship

    01/27/2011 8:15:54 AM PST · by greatdefender · 29 replies
    WFTV 9 Orlando ^ | January 27, 2011
    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Disney’s newest cruise liner, the Disney Dream, came within feet of striking another ship in Port Canaveral last week. But, on Wednesday the cruise line insisted that there was never a safety concern. A YouTube video captured by a passenger shows the the Dream drifting close to the Royal Caribbean ship the Monarch of the Seas just two days before the Dream was christened on January 17. In the video, a Royal Caribbean worker is heard saying, “Close!” Witnesses said the dream came within feet of the Monarch. At one point, a Royal Caribbean worker told...
  • 2nd tugboat fails, leaving 1 tugboat pulling crippled cruise ship to San Diego (Carnival cruise)

    11/10/2010 11:00:53 AM PST · by inflorida · 92 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 10, 2010 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Coast Guard official says one of two tugboats tasked with pulling a disabled cruise ship to San Diego didn't have enough power and was forced to turn back. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jetta Disco says a Mexican company has sent a third tugboat to the scene but authorities are trying to determine whether it would be better to leave the one tugboat alone while it slowly makes headway.--snip--Instead of lavish buffets, passengers on the Carnival Splendor were subsisting on Spam, Pop Tarts and canned crabmeat flown in by Navy helicopters. People were trying to keep...
  • Carnival Splendor Will Be Towed to San Diego, Next Cruise Canceled

    11/09/2010 6:13:04 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cruise Critic ^ | Nov. 9, 2010 | Dan Askin, John Deiner, Erica Silverstein
    Carnival Splendor, crippled by an engine-room fire on Monday and set adrift west of Baja California, has been met by one of the commercial ocean-going tugs sent to rendezvous with the ship, Cruise Critic has learned. Although the tug was originally intended to tow the ship -- with 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crewmembers onboard -- to Ensenada, Mexico, Carnival has announced in its latest statement that, given the ship's current speed and location, it will head to San Diego, where it's expected to arrive on Thursday. The cruise line is making arrangements for hotel accommodations and flights home for all...
  • Elderly couple booted off Queen Mary 2

    10/04/2010 12:45:38 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | October 4, 2010
    An 82-year-old Broadway producer and her 91-year-old husband were kicked off the Queen Mary 2 after getting into a heated argument with a fellow passenger at a black-tie dinner, according to a report in the New York Post. Gloria Sher and Frederick Evans reportedly got into a shouting match with a dining companion who, the couple claims, made an anti-Semitic remark. Sher said a fellow cruiser told her to shut up, and said, "There are too many Jews on board," the Post reported. Sher, who is Jewish, told the paper that she became angry, saying, "F**k you!" and "How dare...
  • Are Last-Minute Cruise Bargains Real?

    09/20/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 20 replies
    Fox Business.com ^ | 9/17/2010 | By Paul Motter
    People often ask if last-minute cruise bargains are legit. Well, good news: they are, but no agency has exclusive access to them. On one of Royal Caribbean’s most popular ships, Freedom of the Seas, we see inside cabins at $499. On Oct. 3 you can catch a luxurious, 317 square-feet, deluxe suite for just $1,099 per person, cheaper than the usual balcony price. This is a good example of how cruise pricing works. Cruise Lines keep prices steady, then lower them when the sail date gets closer. When the ship is nearly full, prices increase. For example, the Sept. 19...
  • New Video Released of Passengers Being Tossed Around on Cruise Ship during Freak Storm in 2008

    09/09/2010 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Korah · 26 replies
    Newly released Footage has emerged from when the Australian P&O Pacific Sun cruise liner was hit by a freak storm in 2008. The film shows passengers and crew members being tossed around when their cruise ship lurched wildly in 25ft swells and 50-knot winds.New video of Passengers Being Tossed Around on Cruise Ship during Freak Storm in 2008
  • This Exists: Your Newest Viral Video Is…A Cruise Ship In Distress

    09/07/2010 6:26:47 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 09/07/2010 | Glenn Davis
    Two years ago, the Pacific Sun, a cruise ship out of Australia, hit rough waters, and dozens were injured in the process. The ship’s troubles were serious enough that some wondered how safe we are traveling by sea in general, but for the most part that was the end of it. Until this week. Because this week, the internet came in, as two videos surfaced demonstrating just how bad the Pacific Sun’s situation was – bad enough that mainstream media started taking notice. From Postmedia News, via the Montreal Gazette: In one video, passengers and crew are sent careening violently...
  • US Virgin Islands: Gang shootout kills tourist

    07/13/2010 7:11:10 AM PDT · by cll · 15 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | 7/12/2010 | Judi Shimel
    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S Virgin Islands — A 14-year-old Puerto Rican tourist was killed in front of her horrified family when she was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight attributed to warring gangs on the U.S. Virgin Islands. Gov. John deJongh identified the slain tourist as Lizmarie Perez Chapparro from Puerto Rico, who was struck by a bullet as she rode with her relatives on a packed "safari bus" that ferries tourists across the three-island territory. The girl and her family arrived in St. Thomas aboard the Carnival Victory, a Carnival Cruise Line ship that departed Puerto Rico's capital of...
  • 'Knight And Day' Disappoints With $3.8M

    06/26/2010 7:15:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | June 24, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    This is a failing grade for the 20th Century Fox film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on the first day of what will be its 5-day opening weekend. According to rival studios, a figure of $5+M would have been hopeful. But Fox announced just now that Knight and Day did only a nervous $3.8M. (Rival studios had it at $3.6M this morning "apparently not knowing that there was a data feed problem with one of the big circuits", Fox tells me.) "It's normally 5-times Wednesday for 5 days, but that's a number below even the most evil estimates," one...
  • Paramount Rethinking Tom Cruise's 'MI4'?

    06/25/2010 6:07:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | June 23, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    While 20th Century Fox is the studio sweating it out hoping Knight and Day overcomes lackluster tracking to turn in respectable 5-day opening numbers, Paramount brass is paying close attention. That’s because the studio just received the screenplay for the new Mission: Impossible 4 penned by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec. I've learned that Brad Grey and Rob Moore are reading the script over the next few days and figuring out the preliminary budget next week on the Brad Bird-directed fourquel. Cruise reprises his Ethan Hunt role and produces with MI3 director JJ Abrams. But what effect if any will...
  • 5 women cited after catfight on KDWB St. Croix 'Booty Cruise'

    06/19/2010 4:44:05 PM PDT · by csvset · 34 replies · 1,241+ views
    Pioneeer Press ^ | 06/18/2010 | Elizabeth Mohr
    5 women cited after catfight on KDWB St. Croix 'Booty Cruise' By Elizabeth Mohr emohr@pioneerpress.com Updated: 06/18/2010 01:51:55 PM CDT The Booty Cruise page at KDWB.com. A ladies-only booze cruise on the St. Croix River ended with a brawl Thursday night. Police were called about 10 p.m. on a report of a fight on a boat that was docked at 225 Nelson St. E. in Stillwater. In the end, five women were cited for disorderly conduct. No one was arrested and, though there were some cuts and bruises, no one was seriously injured. The chartered boat, operated by Andiamo Enterprises,...
  • Cruise worker sent crooks for cruisers' homes

    06/12/2010 10:51:42 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 20 replies · 1,229+ views
    cbs4.com ^ | June 11, 2010 | Joan Murray and Tiffani Helberg
    Imagine a little slice of paradise. Sitting on the deck of a cruise ship, margarita in hand, as you glide through the Caribbean. Not a care in the world for a week, until you get home, and find while you were in paradise, burglars were in your home -- sent there by someone working for the cruise line who knew exactly when you'd be gone. Now, your stuff is, too. That's what police in Palm Beach County say happened to at least 24 passengers of Miami based Royal Caribbean Cruise line. It's what they say two people -- one of them a cruise...
  • CDC confirms norovirus on 3rd straight SC cruise

    03/29/2010 8:26:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 374+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 29
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Officials with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say tests confirm that norovirus caused intestinal illness on a third straight cruise from South Carolina earlier this month. The norovirus sickened almost 420 people aboard Celebrity Mercury, which returned to Charleston on March 18. Norovirus symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.
  • 26-foot wave strikes cruise ship, killing 2

    03/03/2010 2:44:03 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | 03/03/10 | Staff
    ATHENS, Greece - A 26-foot wave crashed into a cruise ship carrying nearly 2,000 people off the coast of France, smashing windshields and killing two people, Greek and Cypriot said Wednesday. A Greek coast guard statement says another six people suffered light injuries on board the Cypriot-owned Louis Majesty. In a statement, the cruise line said its Maltese ship was hit by "abnormal waves."
  • Leprosy diagnosed oon Olympic security cruise ship

    02/20/2010 3:25:12 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 17 replies · 827+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | February 19, 2010 | Neal Hall
    VANCOUVER -- Health officials confirmed Friday a crew member has a case of leprosy aboard a cruise ship anchored in the city's harbour that houses police and Canadian Forces personnel providing security for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is curable and is not considered highly contagious, said provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall. He said the young crew member worked in the engine room and did not have contact with police or military. The crew member, who is not a Canadian citizen, was diagnosed Thursday and has received treatment, he said. "I think he's gone...