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French passengers sue Costa Cruises over virus ship ordeal

Paris - Around 850 French passengers who were onboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship that was turned away from numerous ports in March have filed a collective suit in Paris with 180 complaints, including manslaughter, against Costa Cruises, their lawyer sai...

For cruise crew members stuck at sea, mental strain is huge

Miami - For the thousands of cruise ship crew members stuck at sea aboard their vessels as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, the situation is psychologically intense, to say the least.

Virus crisis leaves thousands of cruise ship crew stuck at sea

Miami - The cruise industry has taken a beating during the coronavirus crisis -- on-board outbreaks, refusal of port access and now no clear idea of when ships can sail once again.

Mission Impossible to Mission Control: Tom Cruise to film in space

Los Angeles - Tom Cruise will film his next Hollywood blockbuster on location -- 250 miles up in the air and orbiting the Earth once every 90 minutes.

Australian police seize black box in raid on virus-hit cruise ship

Sydney - Australian police have raided the coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess cruise ship and seized its black box, they said Thursday, as part of a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney and 15 later died of th...

No port in a storm: Australia tells virus-stricken cruise ships to go home

Sydney - Australia insisted Friday it would not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into the country, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moral obligations.

Fears on quarantined cruiser docked in Rome after virus case

Civitavecchia - A cruise ship carrying hundreds of quarantined international holidaymakers docked in virus-hit Italy Wednesday, after a woman who tested positive disembarked in Greece, sparking fears among those on board.

Stranded cruise ship passengers hold hopes of reaching land

Santiago - More than 1,800 people stuck onboard a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of South America, with 42 complaining of flu-like symptoms, are desperately hoping to be allowed to dock -- somewhere.

Australia hunts 2,700 cruise passengers over virus fears

Sydney - Australia issued an urgent call for 2,700 cruise ship passengers who disembarked in central Sydney to isolate themselves and contact authorities Friday, after four travellers tested positive for COVID-19.

Cruise ships could become floating hospitals, Trump says

Washington - Cruise ships could be converted into floating hospitals to treat cases of the novel coronavirus, US President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Virus-hit cruise ship passengers face wait in California port

Oakland - Passengers waiting to disembark from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in California faced frustrating delays Tuesday, despite US President Donald Trump saying the operation was going "incredibly well.

'Get us off this ship' pleads passenger on virus-hit cruise liner

Los Angeles - It was supposed to be a relaxing cruise with plenty of time to read, take in the sights and sip martinis.

Thousands held on cruise ship off California over coronavirus fears

Los Angeles - Thousands were stranded on a cruise ship off the California coast Wednesday over fears of the new coronavirus after passengers and crew members on board developed symptoms.

'Mission: Impossible VII' halts Italy filming over coronavirus

Washington - Production of the latest film in the "Mission: Impossible" series starring Tom Cruise has been stopped in Italy following the coronavirus outbreak, Paramount Pictures said Monday.

Japan cruise ship virus cases climb to 174

Kitakata - Another 39 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine.

39 more on board Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus: minister

Apo - An additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Wednesday, bringing the total to 174.

Pranks and patience: passing the time on the Diamond Princess

Apo - Tai chi, Bible study, karaoke and dancing with the "Dive Duo": that was the entertainment promised passengers when they boarded the Diamond Princess.

Cruise ships to ban recent China visitors: global industry body

Frankfurt Am Main - Cruise lines worldwide will deny boarding to passengers and crew who have recently travelled to China, a global industry body said Monday, as fears grow over the deadly new coronavirus.

GM's Cruise to spend $2.2 billion on Detroit-Hamtramck EV plant

Detroit - Just last week Cruise, a subsidiary of GM that is developing a self-driving car, unveiled its first self-driving vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dan Amann promised to reveal production details in days to come.

MOGUAI talks Spinnin' yacht cruise, inspirations and digital age Special

Acclaimed German producer and DJ MOGUAI chatted with Digital Journal about the Spinnin' yacht cruise on September 1 and being an artist in this digital age.

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Oslo - Norway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm.

Three of four engines on stricken Norway cruise ship restarted

Oslo - A cruise ship that broke down in rough seas off the Norwegian coast with some 1,300 passengers and crew on board has restarted three of its four engines and will be towed to port, emergency services said Sunday.

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

Oslo - A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation.

Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

Oslo - Emergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the Norwegian coast.

Fran Drescher to host 2019 Cancer Schmancer Cabaret Dinner Cruise

New York - Emmy-nominated actress Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") will be hosting her 2019 Cancer Schmancer Cruise on June 24, 2019, on the Hornblower Infinity.

'Like nothing on Earth': APEC's cruise ship summit

- Quoits deck, plunge pools and sunset yoga: for security and logistical reasons, thousands of delegates and journalists attending this year's APEC summit have very unusual quarters -- on hulking cruise ships moored offshore.

Honda to invest $2.75 billion in GM autonomous vehicle subsidiary

Honda has hardly any electric cars in its lineup — yet it is going to invest $2.75 billion in Cruise, the autonomous driving company bought by giant GM.

Review: Fran Drescher hosts 2018 Cancer Schmancer Cruise in New York Special

New York - On June 25, Emmy-nominated actress Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") hosted her 2018 Cancer Schmancer Cruise, which was held on the Hornblower Infinity in New York.

'The Nanny' actress announces 2018 Cancer Schmancer Cruise

New York - Actress Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") has announced her 2018 Cabaret Dinner Cruise, which benefits her non-profit organization, Cancer Schmancer.

Brantley Gilbert launches 'Kick It In The Ship' Cruise

Country star Brantley Gilbert has announced his inaugural "Kick It In The Ship" Cruise, which will sail from Miami, Florida, to the Bahamas.
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