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Nearly 50 people fall sick on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Nearly 50 people fall sick on Royal Caribbean cruise shipBALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50 people have fallen sick on a cruise ship that departed from Baltimore last week.



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Norwegian Cruise Line sailed right through the nightmarish winter storm

Norwegian Cruise Line sailed right through the nightmarish winter stormAs a powerful 'bomb cyclone' ravaged the U.S. East Coast with snow and high winds this week, a Norwegian Cruise Line ship sailed right into its path, giving thousands of passengers a fearsome experience they aren't likely to forget. SEE ALSO: Incredible photos from space show off the historic East Coast 'bomb cyclone' Passengers on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise were treated to monstrous waves, winds, rain, and flooding for multiple days as the ship made its way to New York City, navigating right into the storm that made headlines all week, passengers told
CBS New York Friday. The videos that passengers shared are harrowing. #BOMBCYLONE at sea aboard the #NCLbreakaway pic.twitter.com/o2T4s7iv5M — Christina Mendez (@christinamendez) January 4, 2018 Some were more in awe of the boat-rocking waves than afraid of them. Even if passengers steered clear of the deck and windows on the cruise, the onslaught of rain caused flooding, and one passenger shared a video showing running water on the carpeted floor and more leaking through the ceiling. Passengers who spoke to
CBS New York shared stories of people crying and throwing up, and general panic. "When you’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean and water is pouring down the stairs, you're thinking 'this is not going to end well,'" passenger Karoline Ross told
CBS New York. "This was the worst moment of my life." "I'm completely traumatized," passenger Emma Franzese told
CBS New York. "I'll never go on any type of boat again in my life after this." After the tumultuous trip, Norwegian Cruise Line apologized to guests in two statements, saying the ship "encountered stronger than forecasted weather conditions." Though as meteorologists were quick to note on social media, the storm was well-forecast, and the ship should not have been in that location. Oh look, another cruise ship with a death wish sailing into a massive talked about for days storm, then saying 'that storm wasn't forecast…duno where it came from' t.co/seGtXVr1xB — Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) January 6, 2018 WATCH: This NYC store is an environmentalist's wonderland



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More Than 300 Passengers Get Nasty Stomach Bug On Royal Caribbean Cruise

More Than 300 Passengers Get Nasty Stomach Bug On Royal Caribbean CruiseMore than 300 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise fell ill with a nasty gastrointestinal sickness that included bouts of vomiting and diarrhea.



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Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Hundreds of People Fell Sick on a Royal Caribbean CruiseSome passengers told local media they were happy to get off the ship



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MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise Critic

MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise CriticMSC Seaside was named best new ship of the year Tuesday in the annual awards handed out by Cruise Critic, the cruise website.



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Giant cruise ships to be diverted away from Venice's historic centre – but there's a catch

Giant cruise ships to be diverted away from Venice's historic centre - but there's a catchAfter years of see-saw debate between Venetians and the tourism industry, giant cruise ships are to be banned from sailing past St Mark’s Square, the Italian government announced. Passenger liners are currently allowed to pass within a few hundred yards of St Mark’s Square and Venice’s historic centre on their way to the lagoon city’s international passenger terminal. Campaigners have long argued that the huge vessels, which carry up to 5,000 passengers and crew, dwarf Venice’s cupolas, spires and palaces, while eroding canal banks with the waves they create as they churn down the picturesque Giudecca Canal. Under the new plan, they will be diverted well away from the World Heritage city and will have to dock at a terminal in the industrial port of Marghera on the mainland – a far cry from the romance of St Mark’s and the Grand Canal. Passengers will then be ferried to Venice in smaller boats, or in coaches, along the narrow land bridge that connects the city to the mainland. The new navigation route will involve big cruise ships entering the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic through an inlet far to the south of the one currently used.  Graphic: The new routes Smaller cruise vessels – those of 55,000 tonnes or less – will be allowed to continue to use the present route. But there is a catch – the new measures will not come into effect for three or four years. The move was announced by Graziano Delrio, the transport minister, after a meeting of a governmental committee tasked with protecting Venice’s delicate cultural heritage. “After years of study, we have found a viable solution for a sustainable route through the lagoon, without penalizing the tourism industry, which is so important for Venice,” the minister said. Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of Venice, hailed the plan as a sensible compromise that would satisfy the cruise ship industry whilst addressing the concerns of locals and preserving the lagoon environment.  “We want it to be clear to Unesco (the UN’s cultural heritage body) and the whole world that we have a solution,” he said.  “This takes into account all the jobs created by the cruise industry, which we absolutely couldn’t afford to lose, and we can start to work seriously on planning cruises.” Gianni Berengo Gardin, an Italian photographer who takes striking black and white images of cruise ships looming over Venice's canals and churches, said he was cautiously optimistic about the plan. "It worries me that it is going to take three or four years, because in that time they may change their minds. "But it at least seems possible that in future we will no longer see huge ships pass along the Giudecca Canal and in front of St Mark's Square," he wrote in a front page opinion piece for La Repubblica newspaper. The debate over the impact of big cruise ships has been going on for years in Venice. Credit: AFP In an informal referendum organised by a campaign group in June, nearly 99 per cent of the 18,000 Venetians who took part voted in favour of banning giant cruise ships from the city’s lagoon altogether, saying they disgorge too many tourists and damage the environment. They were asked: “Do you want big cruise ships to stay outside Venice’s lagoon and no new shipping channels dug inside the lagoon?” The organisers of the referendum support an alternative plan which would involve the construction of an entirely new cruise ship terminal at one of the three entrances to the lagoon. Called Venice Cruise 2.0, the terminal would consist of a 2,000ft-long pier capable of accommodating four large ships at a time.   Passengers would then be transferred to smaller boats which would take them to Venice.



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Girl Dies After Falling Two Stories From Carnival Cruise Ship

Girl Dies After Falling Two Stories From Carnival Cruise ShipAn 8-year-old girl has died after falling two stories from a Carnival cruise ship docked in Miami, Florida



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Crowds jam Puerto Rico dock hoping for place on cruise ship

Crowds jam Puerto Rico dock hoping for place on cruise shipSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crowds jammed the cruise ship dock of San Juan on Thursday desperately hoping to get on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship the Adventure of the Seas, which was sent to help evacuate people struggling to find a way off Puerto Rico following the destruction of Hurricane Maria.



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Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise, Sends Ship On Mission To Help Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise, Sends Ship On Mission To Help Puerto RicoRoyal Caribbean, which operates cruise ships and tours around the world, canceled a voyage so that its ship can help with recovery efforts on the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria.



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1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key West

1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key WestKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas docked in Key West on Sunday – the first cruise ship to visit since Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys earlier this month.



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