Tag Archives: Seas

High Times on the High Seas – Cruise Industry Struggles with "Reefer Madness"

The cruise industry is struggling with its own form of "reefer madness" over the last month. Here's what has been happening in the weird world of cruise ship pot heads, dealers and smugglers. Bermuda Bust No. 1: Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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Key West to Dredge Channel to Accomodate Oasis of the Seas?

While the city of Charleston South Carolina is resisting the expansion of the cruise industry into its city, the southernmost city of the U.S. may be heading in the other direction. Key West appears to be poised to accommodate bigger … Continue reading

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Eye Witness Accounts: Oil Tank Explosion Panics Cruise Passengers / Independence of the Seas Quickly Leaves Port

The Telegraph newspaper in the U.K. has an interesting story containing a passenger's account of events aboard the Independence of the Seas following the explosion at the port in Gibraltar. Some of the accounts: "People thought it was a bomb … Continue reading

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Explosion Rocks Port in Gibraltar – Independence of the Seas Avoids Damage

Several news sources are reporting that an oil tank exploded at the port in Gibraltar today. Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas cruise ship was in port at the time of the explosion. One newspaper reports that the cruise ship … Continue reading

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Allure of the Seas "Rescues" Migrants Fleeing Cuba

The Miami Herald reports that Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas stopped to pick up nine Cubans (eight men and one woman) as the cruise ship sailed back to Fort Lauderdale around 2 p.m. today. The newspaper indicates that the … Continue reading

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