September 15, 2019

Heart attack lawsuit verdict orders Norwegian Cruise Line to pay passenger $2 million

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By David J. Neal From Miami Herald Six days before a $3.38 million Miami federal court judgment against Royal Caribbean Cruises in a negligence lawsuit from a 2016 fatal heart attack, Norwegian Cruise Line got hit with a $2.084 million Miami federal court judgment in a negligence lawsuit from a 2016 heart attack. Unlike Richard Puchalski, Trinidad […]

Cruise lines increase automatic ‘gratuities’ and call them something else now

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By ROSEMARY MCCLURE From LA Times To tip or not to tip, that is the question. Actually, it’s not really a question. Many large cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, add gratuities to passengers’ bills, saying the money will be passed onto crew members. And the daily rate has been steadily going up. […]

Another cruise line increases daily gratuity fee

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By Doug Parker From Cruise Radio Get ready, cruisers, because it looks like 2018 will kick off another round of gratuity increases. This week, Royal Caribbean’s website indicated that as of January 2, 2018, the daily gratuity charge will go up $1 per person per day. And if there’s one thing history has shown over […]

UPDATE: Re-floated: Norwegian cruise ship runs aground near Bermuda

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Norwegian Dawn re-floated off Channel reef By Simon Jones From The Royal Gazette A cruise liner carrying more than 3,500 passengers and crew ran aground in the North Channel off Bermuda. The Norwegian Dawn had just left Dockyard when she temporarily lost power and ploughed into the reef. Divers and a tug boat were immediately […]

Norwegian extends commitment at Port Canaveral

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By Dave Berman, from Florida Today Norwegian Cruise Line extends Port Canaveral home port, port-of-call commitments STORY HIGHLIGHTS Norwegian Cruise Line adds second year to its commitment to base its Spirit at Port Canaveral The Spirit will sail alternating seven-day Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean itineraries It will be the first Norwegian ship based here […]

Famed artist Guy Harvey unveils his signature hull artwork for Norwegian Escape

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MIAMI – March 12, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Guy Harvey, widely recognized as the world’s finest marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation, has been named to design the signature hull artwork of the line’s largest ship to date, Norwegian Escape, scheduled to debut in October 2015. At an event […]