The Norwegian Star experienced a problem with one of its azipods over the weekend, apparently resulting in a fire of some type, resulting in a cancelled port on its last cruise. NCL then continued the next cruise without any mention to the new guests that there had been a fire or whether the ship had
Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Passenger From Norwegian Star
The United States Coast Guard medevaced a passenger from a NCL cruise ship yesterday off of Southern California.
The Norwegian Star requested assistance on Thursday morning from the Coast Guard after a 68-year-old man began experiencing problems related his heart.
The cruise ship was approximately 310 miles at sea but diverted toward shore in order…
Mother of NCL Cruise Executive Calls Overboard Guest “Stupid”
According to The Telegraph newspaper, NCL cruise executive Andy Stuart’s 83-year-old mother told the newspaper that Norwegian Star cruise guest Kay Longstaff, who went overboard as the cruise ship was heading back to Venice three days ago,
“. . . didn’t fall off. She jumped. This has cost Norwegian Cruise Line $600,000. This stupid woman
Man Overboard From Norwegian Star
A person has gone overboard from the Norwegian Star cruise ship, according to a passenger on the Norwegian cruise ship who contacted me this morning.
The Norwegian Star was returning to Venice, Italy from a “7-Night Greek Isles from Venice” cruise when a person went overboard after the ship left from Dubrovnik, Croatia and before…
Norwegian Star Returns to Miami After Medical Emergency
Several passengers onboard the Norwegian Star state that the NCL cruise ship is returning to Miami a day early due to a medical emergency.
One passenger on the ship writes:
"The Norwegian Star is speeding to Miami, to arrive 10 hours early due to a passenger medical emergency onboard. The Star will now arrive at…
NCL’s Norwegian Star Suffers Engine Failure Again
Last month, I wrote about an azipod failure on the Norwegian Star which resulted in the NCL ship limping around on an altered Asian itinerary, much to the frustration of cruise vacationers. It seems that instead of sending the ship to dry dock, NCL arranged to send the azipod contractors aboard to repair the ship…
NCL’s Norwegian Star Stuck in Singapore
I received this message from a crew member of the Norwegian Star:
"At the moment I am on NCL Star and we are in Singapore, still in Singapore!
We were scheduled to leave on 11th at 6 pm for 11 days to Hong Kong. We got delayed because it took forever for immigration to process…
Azipod Failure on Norwegian Star
Passengers aboard NCL’s Norwegian Star are telling me that the ship’s azipod system has failed. The cruise ship is skipping Miami today and is heading for Tampa one day early. One passenger said that the next cruise is reportedly canceled. (The cancellation of the next cruise is not confirmed information. Please double check …
Puke Fest Aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there is an outbreak of gastrointestinal sickness of a large percentage of cruise passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas cruise ship.
The CDC indicates that 281 passengers (9.21% of total passengers) are suffering from norovirus type of symptoms. The symptoms include vomiting, nausea, headaches…
Royal Caribbean & NCL Base Cruise Ships in New Orleans
Last month, two cruise ships from Miami-based cruise lines arrived in New Orleans. NCL’s Norwegian Star, with capacity for around 2,300 passengers, transitioned to the "Big Easy" and relieved the Norwegian Spirit which had been home-ported there.
Royal Caribbean moved the Navigator of the Seas, a larger ship with a capacity of around…