Cruise Lines Cancel Hawaii Ports of Call Due to Volcanic Eruption
At least five cruise lines have altered itineraries in recent weeks as a result of the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island. Sea Princess skipped a scheduled port of call to Hilo on May 18, while Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas also canceled its visit to Hilo, in the immediate wake of the volcano's most recent activity.
'Cocaine babe' gets 8 years for smuggling via cruise ship
April 18 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman who helped smuggle $21 million worth of cocaine into Australia on a cruise ship -- and shared photos of her exotic travels online -- was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday. Melina Roberge was one of three Canadians who pleaded guilty to importing more than 200 pounds of cocaine on a luxury cruise liner in August 2016. Roberge said she'd been recruited by a "sugar daddy" for the plot, in which the 24-year-old stood to earn as much as $100,000. In June 2016, she was a last-minute replacement for the cruise on the MS Sea Princess. Prosecutors said Roberge and Isabelle Lagace were given first-class tickets on the vessel and spending money, and Roberge was told she would act as a decoy. She was encouraged to post photos on social media to show off the lavish trip. The Sea Princess stopped in Bermuda, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Tahiti before arriving in Sydney.
Medevac off Coffs
An medeav was carrier out off the Coffs Coast in the afternoon of March 13, 2018. Just before 12:30 p.m., the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter advised that they were headed to the "Sea Princess" off the coast of Coffs Harbour where a passenger required urgent recovery and transport. They had to winch an elderly female patient from the cruise ship, before she was flown directly to the Gold Coast University Hospital. The helicopter Critical Care medical team were winched on board the vessel to stabilise the patient.Upload News