This morning a reader of this blog sent me this TicTok video of the Harmony of the Seas.

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La piscina del crucero Harmony of the Seas se desborda unos 9 pisos abajo luego que una ola golpeara el barco. Afortunadamebte no hubo heridos y luego de una inspección el crucero de Royal Caribbean continuó su rumbo a Mexico. #HarmonyOfTheSeas #Cruise #Caribbean #royalcaribbean#puntodevistanoti #ultimahora #noticias

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The text to the video translated states:

“The pool on the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship overflowed some 9 stories below after a wave hit the ship. Fortunately there were no injuries and after

The Celebrity Eclipse docked in Sydney, Australia with, depending upon which news outlet you read, anywhere from 100 to over 1,500 people infected with COVID-19.

The Daily Mail reports that “far more than 1,500 people” on the cruise ship operated by Celebrity Cruises were positive for COVID-19.

The Australian newspaper reports that around 300 people

7NEWS Australia reports today that 200 passengers infected with COVID-19 disembarked from the Grand Princess in Melbourne, Australia after the Princess cruise ship completed a thirteen-day around-trip to New Zealand. There are no public accounts of the number of infected crew members.

7News Australia reports on its Facebook page that “200 COVID positive

Cruise ships are returning to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti amidst reports that four cruise ships (two operated by Princess Cruises and two by Royal Caribbean) are rife with COVID-19. Three of the ships have one hundred or more COVID-19 infected guests on each ship. Royal Caribbean has one ship heading to Australia with reports

A fire broke out yesterday aboard the Explorer of the Seas, according to a passenger on the cruise ship who wishes to remain anonymous. He provided the following information:

“We had a fire onboard Explorer OTS yesterday.

Apparently in a store room on the sports deck.

Lots of staff in fire PPE (personal protective

Yesterday evening, a fire broke out on the Quantum of the Seas as it sailed on an Alaskan itinerary, according to a Royal Caribbean crew member who wishes to remain anonymous. The crew member notified me of the following information:

“Fire on Quantum OTS last night in the engine room/casing in zone 5, multiple decks.

As the Miami Herald reported this week in an article titled Top U.S. Cruise Lines Set to Allow Passengers Without COVID-19 Shots on Most Voyages,  “Royal Caribbean and the other major cruise lines are moving to soon allow passengers to board most voyages without COVID-19 shots.”

The “big three” cruise companies, Carnival Corporation, Royal

According to numerous reports, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises canceled their itineraries to Ensenada, Mexico after a weekend of vandalism, looting and threats of mass violence by a drug cartel in that port city and other locations in Northern Baja. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), formerly known as Los Mata Zetas, burned

A crew member on the Jewel of the Seas informs me that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship has a total of  sixty-four (64) COVID-19 cases amongst guests. Recent testing also revealed only four (4) infected crew members.

The cruise ship’s Infection Control Officer informed the crew: “Unfortunately our guest numbers continue to soar. Best