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Carnival banned a cruise passenger who tried a hack to tamper with water bottles

Think again before you try to get away with refilling one of the water bottles in your stateroom's cabin with tap water to save a few dollars. 

The "hack" was originally shared to TikTok in July 2023 by CHRISSY 🆚 KRISSY (@krissy.kross). Since published, it's received 1.2 million views and over 14,000 likes. The comments, however, aren't praising the user for their resourcefulness. 

Almost 70 sickened with norovirus on the Celebrity Summit cruise ship

The last thing anyone wants to consider is falling ill while on a cruise. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 68 of the 2,264 passengers aboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Summit contracted norovirus on the May 24 voyage, in addition to five crew members. 

Man was sick on a cruise and was hit with a big bill before being sent home

Nobody wants to receive an unexpected bill on vacation. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to Vincent Wasney and his fiancée, Sarah Eberlein, while cruising on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. Before they were allowed to disembark, they had to pay over $2,500 in medical bills for services that Wasney received onboard as a result of a series of seizures. 

Why cruise prices are about to get a little clearer

You might notice the next time you price out a cruise vacation, the final price will be easier to determine.

The value of a cruise has always been one of the key selling points of this kind of vacation, but often fees and extra costs were left until the final checkout process.

Beginning on July 1st, the major cruise lines will begin including the cost of port expenses, taxes and other fees in the price that potential passengers see. This includes Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises.

Cruise ship crew member accused of stabbing woman and two security guards with scissors

The FBI has arrested one cruise ship worker in Alaska after the man allegedly stabbed one woman and two security guards onboard the Norwegian Encore.

A South African man, identified as 35-year-old Ntando Sogoni, was arrested in Juneau, Alaska after he was accused of stabbing the cruise ship victims with a pair of medical scissors. The incident took place onboard the Norwegian Encore while the vessel was off the coast of Vancouver.

A norovirus outbreak aboard Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises ships has left almost 200 people sick

Nobody wants to fall ill on vacation. Unfortunately, that was the case for nearly 200 cruisers onboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas and Princess Cruises' Sapphire Princess in April. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that during the April 5 sailing from Los Angeles, 115 out of 2,532 passengers aboard the Sapphire Princess contracted norovirus, in addition to 28 crew members. The sailing is scheduled to return to LA on May 7. 

Celebrity Cruises newest ship is in Europe, plus new benefits with Hard Rock casino

Celebrity's newest ship, Celebrity Ascent, is gearing up for her first-ever European season. Sailing to countries like Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey, guests can enjoy rich European history while cruising on one of the most stunning ships at sea. 

She'll arrive in Barcelona on April 27 and embark on a 9-night sailing to the Italian Riveria and France, including an overnight stay in La Spezia, giving guests ample opportunities to explore "the gateway to the Cinque Terre." 

Pregnant woman medevaced from cruise ship highlights health risks of cruising while pregnant

A 35-year-old pregnant woman was medically evacuated from the Disney Fantasy this week when she started experiencing pregnancy-related health complications. The passenger was sailing on a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy when the complications began.

Couple left behind by cruise ship highlights why booking cruise line excursions is important

Jill and Jay Campbell, a couple from Garden City, South Carolina, embarked on a cruise around Africa but found themselves stranded after their independent excursion ran late. 

Last week, the Campbells and six other passengers were enjoying a tour in Soa Tome and Principe, a tiny island off the coast of Western Africa, when they realized it was running longer than expected. They voiced their concerns to the tour operator and were met with reassurance, as the guide claimed they contacted the ship to let them know that they'd be running late. 

For just $89 per day, you can live on a cruise ship and sail the world

If you missed the chance to board Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise, you aren't totally out of luck. In May, Villa Vie Residences' Villa Vie Odyssey will set sail from Southampton on a world cruise that will last not one, not two, but three and a half years!

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