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Holland America Line’s Westerdam Returns To Port Following Small Fire

Earlier this evening, Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam returned to the Port of Seattle following a small fire in the ship’s boiler room. The ms Westerdam was only a few hours into it’s sailing before the small fire was detected on the lower decks...

Fire Strands Small Cruise Ship In North Atlantic

Saga Cruise’s Saga Sapphire, the former Europa for Hapag Llyod Cruises, suffered an electrical fire earlier this weekend, which ultimately left the ship without power in the North Atlantic for a number of hours. Reports state...

USCG Begins Unannounced Safety Inspections Aboard Cruise Ships

Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) began conducting unannounced safety inspections aboard cruise ships docking in a number of United States ports. The new inspection program was made public at an...

Royal Caribbean Ship Delayed By Propulsion Issue

March 25, 2014 5:15pm: Adventure of the Seas remains docked in San Juan undergoing repairs. Due to the delay, Royal Caribbean has been forced to cancel the ship’s call in Barbados. Guests staying in interior,...

Carnival Triumph Experiences 8 Minute Power Failure, Power Restored

Earlier this evening, Carnival Cruise Lines reported that the Carnival Triumph experienced an eight minute power failure while sailing between Cozumel, Mexico and Galveston, Texas. According to Carnival, the Carnival Triumph experienced the short...

Conflicting Reports Of Fire & Power Failure Aboard P&O’s Azura

A number of Cruise Critic members have reported a fire and evacuation aboard P&O’s Azura. The reports were posted on the Critic Critic message boards earlier this week and have so far been unnoticed...

Royal Caribbean Ship Strikes Reef In South Pacific, Repairs Made

(1:25 am) According to a number of sources currently sailing onboard Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas, the ship was delayed for roughly 12 hours after sustaining damage from an inadvertent reef collision earlier...

Ocean Countess Catches Fire Off The Coast Of Greece

(1:39pm) The Ocean Countess, a small cruise ship belonging to a Greek cruise line, has caught fire off the coast of Halkis, Greece. The cause of the fire and the extent of damage is currently...

Weekend News Brief: Princess Ship Mustered, Concordia Looters Arrested & More

Princess Ship Mustered A small electrical fire aboard the Dawn Princess required guests to report to their muster stations for about an hour this past weekend as a safety precaution. The fire was quickly...

Final Report On Carnival Splendor Fire Released

Earlier today, the United States Coast Guard released their report on the cause of the 2010 fire aboard the Carnival Splendor,which caused the ship to lose power while at sea. According to the official...

Royal Caribbean Cancels Additional Granduer of the Seas Sailings

Earlier this week, a fire aboard Royal Caribbean’s Granduer of the Seas forced the ship to divert to Freeport, Bahamas. Initially, only the May 31st sailing was cancelled to allow for repairs. Royal Caribbean...

Fire Reported Aboard Grandeur of the Seas – Updates

May 28, 2013 5:30 pm: Grandeur of the Seas guests are currently in the process of being transported to the Port of Baltimore. The first of many coaches have arrived at the port, as...