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It's no smooth sail for cruise ship tourists in Kochi [01.04.2015]

Though more cruise ships are calling at the Kochi port, keeping the cash registers ringing for stakeholders, it is no smooth sail for tourists who are faced with delays in immigration clearance and lack of basic amenities. “We expect the number of ...

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It's so hard to get a hotel for Salesforce's big conference, they just hired a ... [01.04.2015]

It's so hard to get a hotel room for Dreamforce, Salesforce's huge blockbuster annual tech conference, that the company has chartered the Dream Boat, a luxury cruise ship in which attendees can stay for the four nights of the show. "The Dream Boat ...

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First Cruise Ship Opens Season for Thessaloniki [31.03.2015]

The arrival of MS Hamburg cruise ship in Thessaloniki port on March 31 marked the beginning of the cruise season for the popular Greek city. More than 30 ships are expected to arrive in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, throughout the season. The number ...

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Passengers Stuck Onboard Cruise Ship as Strong Winds Continue to Batter the UK [31.03.2015]

However, one ship -- Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo -- has already been forced to skip a stop in Guernsey today due to the weather, and it's not clear yet whether winds will die down overnight. P&O Cruises made the decision a few hours ago to ...

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New regs for Wednesday: Pregnant women, cruise ships, efficiency [31.03.2015]

The Coast Guard proposed pre-boarding screening requirements for cruise ships in December, but said Tuesday it is reopening the comment period to give the public more time to discuss the potential changes. The proposed security measures would require ...

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Mafia used capsized cruise ship to 'smuggle drugs' [31.03.2015]

Doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia was used by the mafia to smuggle cocaine, police investigators say. Italy's most feared crime syndicate, the Ndrangheta, hid drugs on board the cruise ship which partially capsized in January 2012, according to The ...

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Viking Ocean Cruises Takes Delivery of First Cruise Ship [31.03.2015]

(5:00 p.m. EDT) -- New seagoing cruise line Viking Ocean Cruises, spawned from river giant Viking River, has taken delivery of its first ship. Viking Star, the 930-passenger vessel built by Italy's Fincantieri shipyard, was officially handed over to ...

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The most lavish ships on the high seas [31.03.2015]

In 2009, Royal Caribbean International announced that it was launching the world's most expensive cruise ship, costing an eye-popping $1.4 billion to build. The Oasis of the Seas measures 1,184 feet in length, stands 18 decks tall, and has a crew of 2 ...

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Is this the most embarrassing safety video ever? 'Hip hop' cruise ship crew ... [31.03.2015]

The cringeworthy tutorial is set to rap music and features the cruise ship's captain and two of his crew members. Dancing along (badly) to the tune of Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang, the three enthusiastic employees at the UK ferry firm show off ...

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Port of Tyne set for bumper cruise ship season [31.03.2015]

“Since launching Magellan's programme in November 2014, we have sold 65 per cent of her capacity, which clearly demonstrates the strong demand for smaller ship cruising in the British market.” Remodelled in 2010, at the cost of £40m, the 221.3-metre ...

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