Thursday, July 27, 2017

French Government Getting into the Shipbuilding Business

The French government is apparently uneasy about Fincantieri moving jobs out of Saint-Nazaire if they would have control of the STX France yard, because the Macron government today moved to nationalize the yard.

Details appeared in the July 27 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Details Emerge in Emerald Princess Death

Details began to emerge today about the violent death of a 39-year-old woman aboard Emerald Princess as it sailed between ports in Alaska Tuesday night. Princess and law enforcement officials aren't revealing much, just what is in an FBI affidavit filed in US District Court in Alaska that was used in today's first court appearance of the woman's husband who was arrested and charged with her murder.

The couple was traveling with their three children, and it seems the death was a result of an argument that escalated out of control.

The complete story appeared in the July 27 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Domestic Violence on Emerald Princess Ends in Death

A 39-year-old woman died as a result of a domestic dispute aboard Emerald Princess about 9pm Tuesday evening, as the ship was sailing from Ketchikan to Tracy Arm.

Princess reported the incident to the FBI and other relevant authorities. During the night, the ship changed course, dropping the Tracy Arm cruising, and headed right to Juneau where more than a dozen FBI agents boarded the ship to process the crime scene and interview potential witnesses.

The complete story appeared in the July 26 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Other Things You'll Want to Know - July 26, 2017

CND subscribers also read about:
  • Norwegian Cruise Line opening sales on their new program from Port Canaveral to Havana
  • Azamara's new COO
  • The terminally-ill cruise passenger stuck in Alaska is home. 
Details appeared in the July 26 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Cruise Few of Our Readers Will Care about, but We Should Because Other Cruise Lines Could Use Their Concept

It was just announced this morning (actually tomorrow morning Sydney time, but by the time you read this, it will be this morning) that P&O Cruises (Australia) is going to have a ship going to Melbourne for the 2018 State of Origin! You know - the NRL. Well, Google it. It's huge in Australia.

The four-night cruise from Sydney includes sailing with league legends, tickets and transfers to the game and footy-themed entertainment onboard. Even though the cruise doesn't sail until next June, it's expected to sell out quickly.

The complete story appeared in the July 25 edition of Cruise News Daily.