KHOU 11 reports that alcohol and cigarettes purchased by cruise passengers, represented by cruise lines as “duty-free products,” are being taxed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) once the ships return to Galveston.
According to the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), more cruise passengers have sailed in Florida and around the world than ever before.
According to Alaska Business Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Anchorage Quarantine Station notified the Alaska Section of Epidemiology on September 11, 2014 of a “suspected measles (rubeola) case associated with the cruise industry.”
The Travel Channel just posted a cruise safety video as part of it’s Travel 911 series (be prepared before things go wrong on a cruise ship).
The Sea Princess is back in the news. Following widespread coverage of “cruise from hell” articles about a noro-infected cruise from Freemantle where the ship was nicknamed “Pandemic Princess,” Princess Cruises announced that the sailing to Brisbane was canceled in order to address “technical problems” causing the ship to lose speed.
WTSP 10 in Tampa reports on a cruise where Carnival disembarked a couple in Cozumel from the Legend after the husband had a “minor Alzheimer’s episode, leaving his stateroom alone at 4 a.m. for a cup of coffee.”
This spring I wrote a couple of articles about cruise passengers getting busted in Nassau for small amounts of pot.
MSN / Ninesman reports on a viral outbreak aboard a Princess cruise ship cruising from Australia which sickened “hundreds” of passengers this week.
The headline in the Asbury Park Press stunned me – “Crystal: A luxury cruise line with a conscience.”
News sources in Alaska are reporting that a Princess Cruises employee was killed when a Princess Tours excursion bus overturned on a rain slicked highway in Alaska.