Two crew members employed by Princess Cruises on a cruise ship in Alaska in the summer of 2019 will now serve decades in prison for their involvement in creating and/or distributing child pornography. One of the men met a sixteen (16) year-old child who was taking an Alaskan cruise with her parents while he was
Déjà Vu: COVID-19 Outbreak on Princess Cruises Ship in Australia
When I read the news this morning that a COVID-19 outbreak involving around one-hundred passengers and crew members occurred on the Coral Princess, Princess’s sister ship to the Ruby Princess which had one of the earliest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Australia two years ago, I felt as if I were trapped in a scene…
Cruise Executives Declare Victory Over COVID-19 At Annual Seatrade Cruise Convention As Hundreds of Passengers Continue to be Infected With COVID-19 on Cruise Ships Operated by Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and NCL
This year’s annual Seatrade Cruise Global exposition in Miami Beach is ending today. This week, attendees listened to the cruise trade show’s keynote presentation titled “The State of the Global Cruise Industry.” The panelists who addressed the theme of the presentation – “Resilience and the Restart” – included Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and…
Australia Extends Cruise Travel Ban a Minimum of Three Months
Today the Government of Australia extended the ban against cruise travel to a minimum of three months:
Extending the human biosecurity emergency period by three months @GregHuntMP #auspol pic.twitter.com/K8KujktTE7
— Political Alert (@political_alert) December 8, 2020
Newspapers across Australia report that Australians are restricted from overseas travel or cruise ship holidays for at least three more months as the government extends the biosecurity ban imposed at the start of the pandemic.
Crew Member Dies on the Island Princess Awaiting Repatriation
A crew member on the Island Princess died on Wednesday according to several crew members wishing to remain anonymous. The crew member’s name is Candido Catambay. There are no facts publicly available regarding the precise circumstances of the crew member’s death.
It appears that the Island Princess is one of many Carnival Corporation-owned cruise ships…
Cruise Coronavirus Crisis: Crew Members on the Ruby Princess Plea for Help
A number of crew members aboard the Ruby Princess have requested assistance as the cruise ship remains drifting off the coast of Australia for over a week.
The crew members, who have requested to remain anonymous, have stated that several of the most seriously ill seaman have been transported from the ship. The crew is…
Cruise Coronavirus Poster Child: Princess Cruises Leads All Cruise Lines with 27 Disease Outbreaks in Last Decade
For the better part of the last decade, I have been writing on a regular basis about disease outbreaks which occur on cruise ships. In the past ten years, there have been over 120 disease outbreaks on cruise ships, involving norovirus, e-coli and other more exotic viruses, as well as measles and Legionnaires Disease.
COVID-19: Grand Princess Under Quarantine for Coronavius After Passenger On Prior Cruise Becomes “Critically Ill”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informed Princess Cruise today that the CDC is investigating coronavirus cases in California connected to a previous cruise on the Grand Princess. This Princess ship sailed on a round-trip cruise from San Francisco from February 11th to February 21st.
According to the Sacramento Bee newspaper, an “older…
Court Appointed Monitor: Carnival Continues to Violate Air Emission Laws
The Court Appointed Monitor (CAM) in the criminal environmental case pending against Carnival Corporation filed a 100 page report this morning which outlines numerous ongoing environmental violations committed by Carnival and several of its brands in the last 90 days.
The CAM stated that Carnival’s violations during this quarter included incidents related to:
- Air emissions;
41 Year Old Woman Overboard From Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess: Coast Guard Investigates Possible Foul Play
A passenger disappeared from the Sun Princess cruise ship during a five-day cruise to Okinawa, Japan after from the port of Keelung in Taiwan on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
The forty-one year old woman was reportedly traveling with her mother and aunt, according to the Focus Media News Channel.
The article does not state…