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Two crew killed in river cruise boat collision in southern Germany

Two crew members have died when a river cruise boat hit a bridge in southern Germany.<p>More than 200 passengers and crew were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.<p>The boat was on a cruise from Erlangen to the Hungarian capital of Budapest when the collision occurred.<p>The two victims died …

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Costa Concordia captain forced to pull out of book signing after town protest

Local mayor withdraws permission for Francesco Schettino to host event promoting his new book as residents threatened to throw eggs<p>Francesco Schettino, the captain at the helm of the Costa Concordia when it capsized off the island of Giglio, has been forced to pull out of a visit to the Amalfi …

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Italian cruise ship captain gets 16-year jail sentence

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia luxury liner has been given a 16-year prison sentence for manslaughter for his role in a 2012 shipwreck near an Italian island.<p>Francesco Schettino broke down and could not finish his statement to the three-judge panel immediately before it retired to …

Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise ship

The latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises' Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>At least 158 of 3,009 passengers and 14 of 1,160 crew members came down with the virus aboard the Crown Princess during a 28-day cruise …

Royal Caribbean Is Fighting To Keep The Port Beckham-Free

<b>Royal Caribbean Cruise Line</b>, which has enjoyed the unique privilege of having its bayfront corporate headquarters located within the port, right in the middle of all the maritime action, does not like the idea of a soccer stadium being built on its turf, and they're ready to rumble.<p>The site is too …

Embark on 'Game of Thrones' Cruise - Unbound Worlds

For me, one of the most memorable parts of reading George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Dance with Dragons</i> was Tyrion’s trip down the Rhoyne river. It was so vivid …

These Luxurious New River Cruise Ships Are Taking Over The Travel Industry

Unlike the bloated, gimmicky ocean liners that cart hoards of tourists around the Caribbean, river cruises offer a more refined and intimate experience.<p>And travelers are taking note, as the river cruising industry is booming, with a 10% increase in river cruise passengers in the last 5 years.<p>Viking …

Why People Are Choosing River Cruises Over Traditional Ocean Liners

So why are people opting for these river cruises — and why now?<p>Perhaps it's because these cruises offer a more refined, intimate, and cultural experience than the behemoth ocean liners. They also allow guests to embark right in the center of the cities, and enjoy coastal scenery of the riverbanks …

Stomach illness that hit 83 people on cruise ship may be linked to norovirus

A new outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship may have been caused by the norovirus, the ship's operator said Wednesday.<p>At least 66 passengers and 17 crew members came down with a quickly spreading digestive bug aboard the Crown Princess, said spokeswoman Karen Candy of Princess …

Costa Concordia Captain: I’m A Scapegoat For Carnival Cruise Lines

The captain of the cruise ship whose crash claimed 32 lives says he's being sacrificed by Carnival Cruise Lines in order to secure an insurance …

What it's Like to Be a Cruise Ship Comedian

Comedian Jimmy Dunn tells us what it was like to be a cruise comic, and shares tips on how to make the most of your cruise. Spoiler: save up for the balcony suite.<p>Comedian Jimmy Dunn, who made his David Letterman debut just last month, spent half of his 25-year career telling jokes on cruise lines. …