Three French men who boarded the MSC Seaside last week allegedly gang-raped a 19-year-old Italian student who was on the cruise as part of a school trip, according to several newspapers which reported the crime.

Last Friday, the men boarded the MSC cruise ship vessel in Marseilles, one of the six ports of calls on

A passenger went overboard from the MSC Prezoria early today after the cruise ship left the port of Santos headed to New Year’s Eve festivities in Rio de Janeiro with thousands of passengers and artists, according to several publications in Brazil.

Few factual details exist regarding how the person went overboard from the ship

The marine insurers for cruise ships which may have the faulty fire-resistant Paroc panels are demanding transparency that cruise lines / ship owners disclose which vessels contain the faulty panels, according to Lloyd’s List. The London-based news website for the shipping industry recently published two articles, focusing on the potentially dangerous Paroc fire-resistant panels. The

MSC Cruises and Explora Journeys, the owner and operator of the new luxury cruise ship Explorer I, announced the delivery of the ship with great fanfare last week. During the media blitz and hype surrounding the delivery of the new cruise ship on July 20th, both companies carefully avoided any mention of whether the

Cruise trade organization, Cruise Line International (CLIA), and the parent company of Explora Journeys, MSC Cruises, are rushing to try and minimize the fallout of The Financial Times’ article that the Paroc fire-resistant panels used during the construction of the Explora I failed fire safety certifications. The highly anticipated Explora I was scheduled to be

According to a blockbuster article in the Financial Times titled Luxury Cruise Liner’s Launch Delayed as Dozens of Ships Face Potential Safety Hazard, construction materials used in the building of MSC Cruises’ Explora I reportedly failed their safety certification. Helsinki, Finland-based Paroc (a subsidiary of U.S. Owens Corning), which manufactures the insulated building materials

An Instagram post effectively raises the question whether cruise lines inform other companies when they terminate the employment of a crew member for misconduct. Many crew members work for a variety of cruise employers over the years. It is not uncommon for a ship employee to work for just a few years for say, Carnival

A 36 year-old woman went overboard from the MSC Meraviglia as the cruise ship was returning to Port Canaveral early this morning. News accounts indicate that she could not be rescued after she sustained “fatal injuries,” according to MSC Cruises.

The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted this morning: “A 36-year-old woman’s body was recovered from

Today, Crew Center reported that police at the French port of Marseille arrested two passengers aboard the MSC Seaside cruise ship who were carrying 12 kilos of cocaine in their luggage. This is the second drug bust on the MSC Seaside during its transatlantic cruise from Brazil. Previously, Spanish authorities arrested ten passengers who disembarked