One of the most pristine coral reefs of Indonesia was severely damaged as a British-owned cruise ship ran aground during a low tide last week.
"A resort wonderland afloat" may be the best words to describe the Harmony of the Seas, known to be the world's largest cruise ship. It has been introduced to the world on Thursday at a sunset ceremony at Florida's Port Everglades. Its maiden voyage was witnessed by travel agents, people from the media, and other very important personalities.
Warming Arctic waters have cleared the way for the Crystal Serenity to be the first luxury cruise ship to traverse the Northwest Passage. It sets sail from Alaska on Aug. 16, on a voyage through the waters of the Canadian Arctic, continuing to Greenland.
The new locks of the Panama Canal opened on June 26, 2016 in an inauguration of the $5.4-billion "Panamax" expansion. Caribbean Princess is set to be the first mega-ship cruise vessel to use the new locks in a voyage scheduled for Oct 2017,
CDC reported a nanovirus outbreak in the British cruise ship Balmoral, sickening 252 passengers and eight crew members.