Royal Caribbean International's Majesty of the Seas, the oldest in the 23 ship fleet, has entered emergency dry dock after an oil leak.
A fire on board P&O Cruises' Oriana has resulted in the ship returning to the port of Miami. The incident occurred shortly before 7pm local time yesterday evening as the ship was sailing from Miami, bound for Key West.
A tender boat, belonging to Voyages of Discovery's cruise ship Voyager, was left grounded at a landing pontoon in St Peter Port, Guernsey.
A 67-year-old passenger is believed to have fallen overboard in the Eastern Caribbean on board Croisieres de France's Horizon.
At least 17 tourists have been killed during an horrific terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia. Two gunmen deliberately targeted cruise passengers as they were exiting coaches on a shore excursion.
According to reports, Royal Caribbean International's Rhapsody of the Seas is in the path of a huge monster storm off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Cyclone Marcia, has been causing damage for the past couple of days.
Luxury cruise operator, Crystal Cruises, has had their Facebook page compromised by hackers. This has lead to a series of spam and inappropriate posts being published on the cruise lines fan page, which has over 100,000 likes.
Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, which sank after hitting a rock off the island of Giglio in January 2012, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of manslaughter.
Fred Olsen's Boudicca remains in Tenerife as it undergoes essential repair work, after an engine room fire occurred on its way to the Canary Islands.
An aircraft pilot had a lucky escape after his Cirrus SR-22 plane began to run out of fuel, 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii.
A fire briefly broke out on board Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' Boudicca. The blaze started in the engine room, shortly before 4am, as the ship was sailing to the Canary Islands from Cadiz.
Cruise Critic members, currently on board Royal Caribbean International's Serenade of the Seas, are reporting that the ship is suffering from electrical outages after a burst water pipe flooded areas of the ship.
According to a Disney Cruise blog, the Disney Magic rescued five Cuban nationals, around noon on 23rd January, as the vessel sailed en-route to Castaway Cay, Disney's private island near Cuba.
A passenger on board the world's largest ship, Oasis of the Seas, who fell overboard on Thursday, has been rescued by the Disney Magic.
Holland America Line's ms Zaandam has rescued 7 people just a day after ms Zuiderdam successfully rescued eight crewmembers, who were on board a sinking ship in the Caribbean.
A fire has broken out onboard Costa Cruises' recently refurbished Costa neoClassica. The fire started in the funnel of the ship as the vessel was sailing in the Red Sea yesterday (December 23rd).
Three crew members have tragically died, after an engine room fire started on board the luxury Insignia, operated by Oceania Cruises. The fire has resulted in the current cruise being cancelled.
P&O's Azura has rescued three people from a small boat in the Caribbean.
The ship's captain spotted the men on a small boat, who appeared to be in poor physical condition, of the coast of Grenada.
A rescue boat was launched from Azura and transported the three men onto the ship. They were then treated by medical staff and were later taken by the local coastguard who towed their boat to Grenada.
Azura was en-route to St Lucia, where it arrived on time this morning.
P&O Cruises marketing director, Christopher Edgington, commented on the rescue operation:
As required both by international maritime law and the duty of all at sea, we have to assist any vessel or seafarer in danger. We commend the actions of Azura's captain and crew, who performed admirably, acting swiftly to save other seafarers.
P&O Cruises has thrown five trouble-making passengers off of Oriana.
The ship was on a short, two-night mini-cruise to Zeebrugge. Oriana left Southampton on Saturday and arrived in Zeebrugge on Sunday, before returning back to Southampton on Monday. However after a fight broke out between family members late Saturday evening and the early hours of Sunday, the crew on board Oriana refused to allow the passengers to remain on board.
The group were interviewed by Belgium police and were told they would have to make their own travel arrangements to get back to Southampton.
In a brief statement, a spokesman for P&O Cruises told the Daily Echo:
We can confirm five passengers were asked to disembark Oriana following an incident during the early hours of Sunday morning.
A female passenger, currently travelling on Fred Olsen's Braemar, made an emergency call to the coastguard after getting stuck on her balcony, as the ship left Southampton.
The Daily Echo reports that the woman became locked out of her balcony shortly after 9pm on Thursday, as the ship was nearing Portsmouth. She used her mobile phone to ask for help.
The Solent Coastguard contacted the ship, who then sent a crew member to rescue her.
Cruise Capital was at the quayside, as the ship left Southampton, after returning from a refit. You can view ship stalking photos from the afternoon arrival and evening departure here. She is currently sailing on a 3-night cruise to Rouen. She will return on Sunday.
The Marco Polo, operated by UK based Cruise & Maritime Voyages, has reportedly ran aground in Norway.
The 1965 built vessel was reportedly arriving at the port of Leknes in Northern Norway.
No injuries have been reported and there appears to be no damage to the ship.
The following is a press statement by Cruise & Maritime Voyages regarding the incident:
Cruise & Maritime Voyages wish to advise that due to adverse wind conditions experienced by their cruise ship MS Marco Polo when approaching her berth in Leknes (Lofoten Islands), Norway, it was decided, in the interest of safety, to take anchor.
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