Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cruise News Daily Headlines for February 29, 2012

* Royal Caribbean Exercises Their Option
Royal Caribbean will build a second "Project Sunshine" ship for their Royal Caribbean International brand. The order for the original ship, placed a year ago, included an option for a second, and just as it was about to expire, RCCL announced today that they would exercise it.

* Passenger Missing from Bahamas Celebration
A woman was reported missing from Bahamas Celebration, the cruise ship which operates two-day trips to Freeport from Palm Beach.
The woman was not reported missing until the ship had returned to Palm Beach this morning, and there are again questions about what happened to the woman because this is one of those cases where there is no evidence she went overboard.

* Costa Allegra Continuing toward Mahe
The tow of Costa Allegra is continuing today toward Mahe in the Seychelles. The ship was disabled by a generator room fire on Monday, and has been under tow by a French oceangoing fishing vessel since Tuesday morning. More and video

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