Cruises: How often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship? | Travel News | Travel

The 33-year-old cruise worker was found 26 miles outside of the search zone after falling from a Carnival Cruise ship near Cuba. After 22 hours of searching 1,600 square miles, he was eventually found and a lifeboat was sent to rescue him. He is currently in a stable condition after being treated onboard, with Carnival Cruise president Christine Duffy calling it “miraculous”. But how often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship? Thankfully, the rate of people falling into the sea is rather low. The 33-year-old cruise worker was found…

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Marella Cruises: Marella Explorer cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

NC The Marella Explorer is home to the first Champney’s spa at sea. Marella Explorer is the biggest ship to join the growing fleet of Marella Cruises – formerly Thomson Cruises – and is aimed at the British market with relaxed all-inclusive and great-value holidays. It’s been sailing the world for more than 20 years but a massive four-week multi-million-pound makeover has created a 1,900-passenger ship with contemporary attractions (reflected in the on-deck extravaganza with soulful rapper Craig David) while not losing the more traditional style. Prices are keen –…

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Cruise news: Cuba to welcome even more tourists as it triples Havana cruise ship capacity | Cruise | Travel

Cuba has made a deal with the world’s largest cruise port operator, Global Ports Holding, to triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024. The cruising industry is enormous in the Caribbean but Cuba has yet to fully capitalise on this. The number of cruise passengers visit the island is set to increase exponentially following the extra berths. Cruise tourism has been on the up for the last three years after Barack Obama eased US trade-embargo rules on travel to Cuba for US citizens in May 2016. Previously, the…

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Cruise news: Free food to avoid onboard the ship and drinks packages to order before | Cruise | Travel

Cruises are on the up as more people than ever take to the seas for their next holiday. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) confirmed that passenger growth in 2017 surpassed estimates to reach 26.7 million people. With onboard entertainment, three-course meals and exciting excursions on land, it comes as no surprise that a cruise is the best choice for a luxury holiday. One of the downsides of a holiday at sea is how easy it is to fall ill, due to the contained space and high volume of people. Passengers…

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Sky is clear for take-off: Sail on a ship that feels more like a fun factory than cruise | Cruise | Travel

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE Cycle your way over the decks of the Carnival Horizon on the exciting SkyRide The views are sublime, but I can’t help shrieking as my aerial bike, which is hanging from an 800ft-long metal track, suddenly picks up speed and whizzes me along the edge of the deck. All I can see is the ocean far below and it feels as though I’m about to cycle off the side into oblivion. The SkyRide, known as the “bike ride in the sky” is one of the more unusual…

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Royal Princess cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

Mark Katzman The WOW factor – The Royal Princess Cruise Atrium Now with a full complement of three staircases and lift stations – just like its sister ships – Princess Royal is probably still the most glamorous of the cruise line’s 17 ships. To add to the glitz is an onboard collection of Kate Middleton memorabilia, including the dress she wore for the naming and scissors she used to cut loose the champagne – plus a letter to the captain and crew signed simply Catherine. And fittingly, for 2018, Royal…

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