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Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Oct. 23, 2015

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Jason Leppert | October 23, 2015

Cruise Pulse: News and Notes for Oct. 23, 2015

PHOTO: Splendour of the Seas experienced a brief delay following a small engine fire Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Fire Breaks out in Engine Room on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
A small fire broke out in one of the engine rooms on Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas earlier Thursday morning.
Source: Cruise Fever

Costa Notes World Pasta Day
Costa Cruises in collaboration with Barilla is launching a new initiative in the form of a tribute to World Pasta Day, which is celebrated on October 25 at the Milan Expo.
Source: Cruise Industry News


Empress Might be Returning to Royal Caribbean Fleet
Cruise Industry News is reporting that Empress which is currently operated by Spanish based Pullmantur Cruises is to return to Royal Caribbean early 2016.
Source: Cruise Hive


Woman Left Newborn to Die on Cruise Ship, Gets 1 Day in Prison
A judge has given a one-day prison sentence to a northwestern Indiana woman who admitted leaving her newborn baby to die on a cruise ship.
Source: Toronto Sun


Grand Circle Cruise Line Named "World's Best River Cruise Line"
Grand Circle Cruise Line, the leader in small ship and river cruising worldwide, has been named the #1 "World's Best River Cruise Line" in Conde Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.
Source: PR Newswire


Coast Guard Medevacs a Woman Having a Heart Attack to Safety
The 57-year-old woman, was aboard the Princess Cruises ship Grand Princess, about 80 miles southwest of Monterey, California, when she experienced chest pains early on Sunday morning.
Source: Daily Mail


Historic Cruise Ship Sends Out Mayday Call for Funding
The historic luxury vessel that hosted princes and presidents could be sold for scrap unless a preservation group raises enough money by the end of the October 2015.
Source: U.S. News & World Report



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