cruise ships

Do you know what happens after you flush the toilet on a ship?

The average person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day and flushing the toilet accounts for the largest share of this use, surprisingly topping even showers! While wastewater does not seem to be a problem for households, have you ever wondered what happens when we flush the toilet onboard a ship?

Silver Whisper departs for world’s first 7-continent cruise

“Silver Whisper” cruise ship announced that set sail for the first voyage to all seven continents. Although longer cruise journeys have been also conducted in the past, this is the first one to approach such geographic breadth. During the 140-day voyage, passengers will travel deep into 62 destinations in 32 countries, including the Antarctic Peninsula over three days.

RCCL inks agreement with SGS on repair services

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) shake hands with its long term client Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) and came in agreement in order to offer them hull maintenance and repair services for their 58 fleet. Through their agreement, both parties boost their business relationship.

Despite quake, Puerto Rico’s cruise tourism remains unaffected

Despite the recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, which interrupted electrical power service and resulted damage to the one side of the island , the cruise tourism reported to remain unaffected. According to local officials, Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan cruise port welcomed about 15.000 cruise passengers while greeted them with music in the city’s streets.

Carnival Cruise bans ‘offensive’ clothing

Carnival Cruise Line announced that they changed their policy clothing prohibiting “offensive” clothing, in protection and respect of the passengers aboard, following the response from other travel sectors about passengers displaying messages that others find offensive or threatening.

Key trends shaping the cruise industry in 2020

CLIA issued its 2020 State of the Cruise Industry report taking an in-depth look at the impact of cruising and the trends across the industry. The cruise industry has cemented its role as a mainstream vacation choice with about 32 million guests expected to sail in 2020.

Watch: Two Carnival cruise ships collide in Mexico

A video circulated through social media depicts the collision of two Carnival cruise ships at Cozumel island, Mexico, on Friday. Six passengers were slightly injured and went to the Carnival Glory medical center.

First LNG refueling for Costa Smeralda in Barcelona

According to a recent statement of Italian cruise line Costa Cruises, the Costa Smeralda, its new flagship has made its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling in Barcelona, after leaving the Turku shipyard on Friday December 6. With one complete LNG tank filling, which is estimated to be carried out in Barcelona once the ship starts its regular cruises, Costa Smeralda can be powered for at least two weeks.


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