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Fire extinguished on Costa Allegra

A fire broke out in the generator room of the Costa Allegra leaving the vessel adrift in the Indian Ocean off the Seychelles Islands. According to company reports there were no casualties from the fire as it was extinguished…

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Pirate fears force Star Clippers from Far East

Star Clippers announced today that it will not operate in the Far East next winter due to concerns about piracy. The cruise line has had a ship based in the Far East for over a decade. Instead the tall…

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Seabourn cancels Indian Ocean voyages over ongoing piracy issues

Worried about the growing piracy issues in the Indian Ocean, the Yachts of Seabourn has decided not to operate a series of cruises in the Indian Ocean aboard Seabourn Legend in late 2010 and early 2011. Instead, the vessel…

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Well this name rolls off the tongue better…sort of

Le Ponant photo courtesy of Compagnie des Iles du Ponant French luxury yacht line Compagnie des Iles du Ponant has changed its name to Compagnie du Ponant. After twenty years the Marseilles-based line felt it needed to have an easier to remember and understand name for more global recognition. Yes, it’s shorter, but why not name it something people can really remember like Pepe le cruise? Read for more…
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Piracy threat causes cruise line to abandon ship in Yemen

Last week’s pirate attack on Oceania Cruises’ Nautica has the cruise industry on edge. German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd is so concerned about a pirate attack that it unloaded passengers from the MS Columbus in Hodeidah, Yemen. Currently, MS Columbus’ officers and some crew are taking the risky voyage through the Gulf of Aden. Read for more details…

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Are you stupid or something?

Oy After reading the passenger accounts of what occurred during the pirate attack on Oceania Cruises’ Nautica one really big thing stood out — some passengers are really stupid! Read on to see just how stupid…

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