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United Airlines Strands Couple In Puerto Rico, So They Decided To Get Married

A couple from Oregon who were visiting Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit say they were abandoned by United Airlines, forcing them to find their own way home. But their extended stay on the Caribbean island also resulted in an impromptu wedding. [More]

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise To Help In Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean Cancels Cruise To Help In Puerto Rico

In the last month a number of cruise lines have either canceled or rerouted trips after a string of hurricanes raged through the Caribbean. While the storms have passed and many companies have once again set sail, Royal Caribbean canceled yet another trip this week. This time, however, the change of plans was intended to help bring much-needed relief to the millions of Americans in Puerto Rico whose lives have been turned upside-down by Hurricane Maria. [More]

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3 Things You Should Do If Hurricane Irma Cancelled Your Cruise

Millions of Florida residents are battening down the hatches and evacuating in advance of the monstrous Hurricane Irma, which has already wrought havoc and devastation across many island nations of the Caribbean. But Florida is also a major travel and tourist destination for millions of visitors every year, whose plans to go to or through the affected areas are obviously going to be disrupted. So what are your rights and responsibilities if your vacation has to give way to the forces of nature? [More]

2,000 Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Stuck At Port Over Life Jacket Issues

2,000 Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Stuck At Port Over Life Jacket Issues

If there’s anything we know about heading out on the open sea, it’s that you’d better have plenty of lifesaving equipment on board. That’s why a failed safety inspection has left more than 2,000 passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise stuck at port instead of sailing the high seas on Valentine’s Day. [More]

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Lawsuit: Royal Caribbean Didn’t Try To Save Man Who Died After Falling Overboard On Cruise

The husband of a man who died after falling overboard on a Royal Caribbean cruise is now suing, claiming the company didn’t make any efforts to save him or to retrieve his body. [More]

21 Pranks, Fake Products, And Other Corporate Attempts At April Fools’ Day Relevance

21 Pranks, Fake Products, And Other Corporate Attempts At April Fools’ Day Relevance

Ever since April 1, 1922 when our print forerunner, The Consumerist Bugle-Gazette, ran an April Fools’ Day cover story that unwittingly — but accurately — announced the death of exiled Austrian Emperor Charles I, we’ve not tempted fate and avoided such tomfoolery. But others aren’t burdened by these ghosts of Aprils gone awry. [More]

Cruise Ship Recently Damaged In Major Storm Turns Around Again Due To Bad Weather, Norovirus Outbreak

Cruise Ship Recently Damaged In Major Storm Turns Around Again Due To Bad Weather, Norovirus Outbreak

Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is not having a good year so far: after getting smacked around by a major storm in February, the vessel had to turn around on another journey due to more bad weather, and, to add to the fun for passengers this time, a norovirus outbreak. [More]

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Damaged In “Extreme” Storm Turning Around, Heading Back To Port

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship is turning around and heading back to where it started in New Jersey, after the vessel was damaged in an “extreme” storm that forced passengers to take cover in their cabins overnight. Four passengers were injured during the rough ride, though the cruise line says none of those injuries are serious.

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Some Freebies And Discounts To Help You Get Through Tax Day

Some Freebies And Discounts To Help You Get Through Tax Day

Depending on your tax situation, the approach of Tax Day is either a paperwork-filled nightmare or a day to kick back and enjoy having filed and received your refund back in January. It doesn’t matter when you filed for the growing number of Tax Day discounts and freebies at stores and restaurants, though: here are a few that might keep you fed and relaxed today. [More]

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More Than 220 Fall Ill On Two Separate Royal Caribbean Operated Cruise Ships

Just two months after the first cruise-related norovirus outbreak occurred on a Royal Caribbean vessel, two more of the company’s ships – this time traveling along the west coasts of California and Mexico – have reported a virus has led to illness in more than 215 passengers and crew members. [More]

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Another Year, Another Norovirus Outbreak Sickening Hundreds Of Cruise Ship Passengers

The good news? We made it an entire month into 2015 without having to report on yet another norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship. The stomach-turning news? That break hasn’t lasted long, as a Royal Caribbean ship was forced to return to port earlier than planned after more than 200 onboard fell ill with a bad case of the barfs.

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Cruise Passenger Falls From One Ship, Gets Rescued By Another 5 Hours Later

The high seas can be perilous, despite the best efforts of cruise ships to protect passengers from going overboard. So when a passenger on a Royal Caribbean Cruise somehow ended up in the water, he was extremely lucky that a Disney cruise ship happened to come by a few hours later to rescue him.

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CDC: Bug That Hit Cruise Ship Is A Newer Strain Wreaking Havoc On Stomachs Everywhere

CDC: Bug That Hit Cruise Ship Is A Newer Strain Wreaking Havoc On Stomachs Everywhere

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed yesterday that the bug that sickened almost 700 people on a Royal Caribbean Cruise last week and cut their trip short is a new strain of norovirus that is becoming troublesome for stomachs everywhere, by land and by sea. [More]

Another Cruise Returns To Port Early With More Than 170 Ill Passengers

Another Cruise Returns To Port Early With More Than 170 Ill Passengers

Days after Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas had to return to port early after hundreds of passengers fell ill, Carnival’s Caribbean Princess returned home to Houston last night, a day ahead of schedule, with at least 170 sick people on board. [More]

Live Dispatches From Royal Caribbean’s Barf Cruise: Passenger Takes To Reddit

Live Dispatches From Royal Caribbean’s Barf Cruise: Passenger Takes To Reddit

Earlier today, we shared with you the news that a Caribbean cruise out of the port of Bayonne, N.J. has become a plague-wracked hellscape instead of a vacation. Well, maybe that’s overstating it a little, but things on board are unpleasant. According to the Centers for Disease Control, so far 19% of the passengers and 4% of the crew have the mysterious gastrointestinal illness. One passenger who isn’t sick (yet) took to Reddit to answer random strangers’ questions. [More]

Cruise Ship Cutting Journey Short Because It’s No Fun When 600 People Are Vomiting

Cruise Ship Cutting Journey Short Because It’s No Fun When 600 People Are Vomiting

The ghostly specter of the Poop Cruise is out haunting again and this time it picked a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to mess with: The Explorer of the Seas will cut its 10-day trip short by two days after more than 600 people on board succumbed to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. [More]

Cruise Lines Hiding True Overboard Numbers From Public

Cruise Lines Hiding True Overboard Numbers From Public

So much of what happens on a cruise ship happens in international waters and far from U.S. shores, and cruise lines aren’t legally required to share with the public every detail of every incident that occurs on board every one of their ships. One stat for which most cruise passengers would expect an accounting is the number of people who have gone overboard. Most cruise operators disagree and think you only want to know when an American goes missing. [More]

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Cruise Ship Passengers Help Rescue Three People Stranded At Sea

While one might hope that a cruise ship — or any other vessel nearby — would help people stranded at sea, that’s not always the case. Which makes it altogether refreshing and heart-warming that the captain of a luxury cruise ship listened to his passengers when they reported hearing cries for help in the water. [More]