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  • 200 sickened on cruise ships with norovirus
    200 sickened on cruise ships San Diego bound: 2 ships to get norovirus cleansing
    It is nothing new to see that 200 passengers and crew are sickened on a cruise ship, it is becoming way too commonplace these days. Folks spend a bundle to take a trip on the high seas and in recent years there seems to be a gamble of getting some...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines announces room service charges
    Carnival Cruise Lines announces room service charges
    Frequent Carnival cruisers, otherwise known as Very Important Fun Persons or VIFPs for short, will have their fun cut short soon when the cruise line introduces room service fees reported Fox News on April 7, 2015. Room service charges will begin...
  • Sunset in the Caribbean
    Emerald Princess a Roatan port day
    We arrived bright and early the next morning into Roatan, Honduras. It is a nice port, but one where security of self and family needs to be heeded closely. It is a very poor area, worse than we see in America for all practical purposes. As such...
  • Sail-away the bridge party watching to ensure we sail safely
    First day on Emerald Princess from Houston
    On March 15th my family and I boarded the ship in our two balcony cabins next to one another. We have the balcony divider opened up so we are able to get between cabins via the balcony instead of out via the hallway. Given the layout of our cabins...
  • end of the cruise message from ship crew
    A coupe days at sea on Emerald Princess
    On our first Sea Day I woke up earlier than I planned, so went up a deck to the buffet to get a couple of pastries and bring them back to the cabin. In the passageway I saw the cleaning cart, so knew Jason was up and working hard already. When I...
  • A medical evacuation at sea
    A medical evacuation at sea
    I’ve now had a front row seat for two different medical evacuations while a cruise ship was at sea. This is not something that I am excited to write about because in the case of both patients they were seriously injured and/or sick. I know...
  • fog can cause cruise ship delays
    Fog delayed cruises
    Mother nature can sometimes alter otherwise best laid plans. This is true in daily life for everyone, it can cause significant economic damage to farmers and ranchers, it can ruin weddings, it can kill people, and yes it can even mess up the start...
  • Cruising is a bad time for a medical emergency
    How do ships deal with onboard medical emergencies
    Yesterday, February 15th saw the Emerald Princess depart the Port of Houston cruise terminal on time for a great week at sea with calls in Belize, Honduras, and Mexico. For most on board the departure was the beginning of a week-long vacation...
  • Desiree Lacole on the Carnival Inspiration
    Model cruises
    For the last few years there have been several organizers who put together “model cruises”. The basic concept is that a bunch of photographers and models get together on a cruise ship for a few days, and shoot pictures on the ship and...
  • Cruising the world
    Cuba, a new cruise destination?
    To me this is an exciting opportunity for more people to see Cuba. Until now there were limited people to people exchange tours, and some other special tours going to Cuba that made up the bulk of people from the USA going to see Cuba. Those, like...
  • Widow lives on cruise ship for 7 years: 86-year-old widow lives fairy-tale life
    Widow lives on cruise ship for 7 years: 86-year-old widow lives fairy-tale life
    A widow lives on a cruise ship for seven years and says about her unusual lifestyle that “Here I am today living a stress-free, fairy-tale life.” While not everyone might consider living on a cruise ship to be a fairy tale, for 86-year...
  • Widow lives on cruise ship called the Crystal Serenity
    Widow lives on cruise ship: Crystal Serenity is luxury home for Lee Wachtstetter
    Ever dream of living on a cruise ship? Ever hoped that one day you could just go out to sea and live the rest of your life that way while dining when you want on what you want and while visiting all the places on your bucket list while not needing...
  • Widow lives on cruise ship and sails the high-seas!
    Widow lives on cruise ship for $164K per year: Crew is like family after 7 years
    86-year-old Lee Wachtstetter is a real-life example of the saying, "Whatever floats your boat." After her husband passed away she decided to live her life at sea aboard a cruise ship, according to Sport Act on Jan. 20.Aboard the ship,...
  • Widow lives on cruise ship: Want to live on a ship forever? Widow is doing so
    Widow lives on cruise ship: Lifetime on the water? Over 100 countries, counting
    A widow lives on a cruise ship for nearly seven years because her deceased husband introduced her to the possibility of a luxurious life on the water. To spend even a lifetime there is a joy for her. The 86-year-old woman is known as Mama Lee by...
  • Woman lives on luxury cruise ship: Pays $164K a year to be permanent resident
    Woman lives on luxury cruise ship: Pays $164K a year to be permanent resident
    According to USA Today on Jan. 19, a Florida widow has no mortgage to pay. That's because 86-year-old Lee Wachtstetter lives as a permanent resident on a luxury cruise ship. After her husband died, she took her daughter's advice and sold...
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