Seven Americans And Two Swedish Cruise Ship Passengers Killed On Excursion Near Costa Maya, Mexico

Seven Americans and two Swedish cruise ship passengers were killed and at least a dozen others were seriously injured while on a bus in route to a shore excursion operated by Costa Maya, Mahahual – about 50 minutes outside of Costa Maya, Mexico this week. The dead and injured were passengers aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Serenade of the Seas and Celebrity Cruise Line’s Celebrity Equinox. In addition to the cruise passengers on the ill-fated excursion were a tour guide and bus driver. Read more on Huffington...

Second Norovirus Outbreak In Two Weeks Causing Concern About RCCL’s Sanitation Protocols

Another cruise ship was stricken with the Norovirus last week when over 300 passengers became seriously ill onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Independence of the Seas. The ship left out of Port Everglades, Florida for a five-night Caribbean cruise when a passenger started to develop the signs and symptoms of the Norovirus. This outbreak marks the second time in just a few weeks that this cruise line has had a major passenger illness incident causing concern about RCCL’s sanitation protocols within the cruise industry. Read more on Huffington...

FEDS BLAME CELEBRITY CRUISE LINE FOR ALASKA PORT CRASH

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings after the United States Coast Guard completed its investigations of a Celebrity cruise ship accident that occurred in Ketchikan, Alaska. On June 3rd, 2016, the Celebrity Infinity which is operated by Royal Caribbean and is flagged conveniently in the country of Malta slammed into Berth 3 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Fortunately, no passengers or crew were injured and no pollution occurred to the ports fragile ecosystem. The ship, however, sustained a 9-inch-diameter hole on the forward port side, about 12 feet above the waterline. And the dock suffered extensive property damage requiring repairs that cost $1.15 million.   Read more on Huffington...

Hundreds of Passengers Struck with Norovirus on RCCL Ship

Hundreds of passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas cruise ship were stricken with the Norovirus on a recent cruise from Singapore to Hobart, Tasmania in Australia. The Ovation of the Seas has a capacity of 5,000 passengers and 1500 in crew members – making it the world’s fourth-largest cruise ship and the largest cruise ship to ever sail in Australian waters. Read more on Huffington...

Angry Parents Sue California Because Their Children Can’t Read

California has some of the lowest performing public schools in the country- based on the state’s own testing standards in core subjects like reading and math. In fact, California has three of the lowest-performing schools and 11 of the lowest 26 districts in the nation. But rather than simply complain about it- angry parents and teachers are fighting back- in the courtroom. In this case, the parents filed a landmark civil rights lawsuit against the state of California claiming that it is violated the students’ constitutional right to access to literacy. The complaint names the State of California, the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson as defendants. Read Full Article on Huffington...
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