AIDA cruise ships, including the AIDAmar and the AIDAperla, are suffering what has been described as an “immense” IT problem, according to a German newspaper published today. Bild reports that the AIDA cruise line’s operations in its home port of Rostock, Germany have been affected by the failure of the company’s land based and shipboard
Brawl Breaks Out on Norwegian Encore
Two brawls reportedly broke out on NCL’s Norwegian Encore earlier this week, with one fight captured by a cruise passenger, identified as Robert Steele, who posted the melee’ on his Facebook page.
He also posted the following comments with the video: “On 34th cruise and first one with a major security incident. NCL Encore…
Carnival Passenger Charged with Assault After Cutting Boyfriend with Steak Knife
A United States District Court in Mobile, Alabama charged a Carnival cruise passenger with assault pursuant to a federal statute, 28 U.S.C. 113.
Jenetrice Williams of Birmingham, Alabama was taking a cruise on the Carnival Fantasy on August 19, 2018 when she allegedly “pulled a knife during an altercation with her boyfriend, Michael Carter.”
Passenger on Carnival Spirit Assaulted After Wrongly Identified By Ship Security as a Pedophile
An Australian cruise passenger, Mr. Sun, sued Carnival Australia after the cruise line falsely accused him of exposing himself to two young girls on the Carnival Spirit.
According to an Australian new station, the incident occurred during a cruise from Sydney to New Caledonia in December 2016.
Ship security personnel were notified that a man…
Top 5 Brawls on Carnival’s Fun Ships
Carnival Cruise Line characterized the recent brawl on the Carnival Legend as limited, isolated and unprecedented. But anyone who follows the cruise industry knows that these type of fights which occur on Carnival ships are hardly rare.
There literally are dozens of videos on YouTube of fights which have erupted on cruise ships over…
Carnival Security Tries to Cover-Up Ship Brawl
A video of a brawl on the Carnival Legend shows Carnival security officers and other security personnel kicking passengers while they are on the floor. Carnival officers are also shown trying to prevent other passengers from videotaping the violence.
The video, which was taken by a passenger and aired by Australia’s 3AW693 Talk Radio,…
Safety at Sea: Cruise Ships & Terrorism
CBS New York aired a short special last night titled Elite NYPD Team Protects City From Dirty Bombs, Waterborne Threats.
The video focused on the efforts of a special unit of the NYPD’s Counter-Terrorism Division which concentrates on protecting the hundreds of cruise ships and other maritime vessels which enter and leave the ports…
Recent Divina Overboard Reveals Flaws in MSC Safety & Security
A passenger who disappeared from the MSC Divina yesterday marks the first person to disappear from a cruise ship in 2017.
As usual, there are no facts released by the cruise line which indicates exactly when, or why, or where, or how the person went overboard.
Based on information released by MSC, the U.S. Coast…
Drug Bust Reveals Flaws in Cruise Ship Security
The widely reported drug bust of three passengers this week on the Sea Princess cruise ship in Australia uncovered serious shortcomings in Princess Cruises’ shipboard security.
We have written about dozens of drug busts of relatively small quantities of cocaine on cruise ships over the years. But 95 kilos (over 209 lbs.!) of…
Cruise Ship Terrorism: “The Elephant in the Room” for 2015
We are just a few hours before placing 2015 is in our rear view mirror as we start upon a fresh New Year. So what are the memories which come to mind when we think of taking a cruise in 2015? And what are the lessons that the cruise industry learned in 2015 which will…