A Royal Caribbean Cruises ship that departed from Baltimore on a nine-night trip earlier this year has had 46 reported cases of gastrointestinal illness on board, according to company spokesman Owen Torres.
The National Transportation Safety Board says a cruise ship returning from the Bahamas last year approached a Baltimore pier too quickly and at too steep an angle before it struck a gangway and caused nearly $2.1 million in damage.
The captain of the Spirit of Baltimore had worked three days on his own boat and was feeling tired late one August night when he guided the 119-foot ship on a midnight party cruise through the Inner Harbor, Coast Guard investigators said.
The USS Leyte Gulf, a 567-foot, gray-hull guided missile cruiser, sailed up the Chesapeake Bay into Baltimore waters Wednesday, tying up alongside the U.S. Navy's newest stealth destroyer in Locust Point to headline Fleet Week as the flagship for the public maritime event.
Members of Beth Am Synagogue boarded a cruise Sunday for a novel take on the ancient Tashlich tradition in which Jews gather near a flowing body of water after their new year, Rosh Hashana, to cast away bread crumbs representing their sins.
This year, new developments in Ocean City include a smattering of restaurants and attractions, a few rules and regulations, and some fresh food and exercise options that will help you stay healthy and fit, even in the land of funnel cakes and French fries.
Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are conducting an environmental health assessment on a cruise ship docked in Baltimore after more than 150 passengers reported falling ill with vomiting and diarrhea.
Royal Caribbean's cruise to Labadee in Haiti has not only developed the area but a generated jobs for many and even boosted the economy. Furthermore, the work ethic, discipline and understanding of American culture these local employees have acquired are invaluable and may be of use in furthering U.S.-Haiti relations as well as the future development of the country.
Earl E. Brannock, an historian, author and maritime expert who established the Brannock Maritime Museum in Cambridge, died Oct. 8 of kidney failure at the Bayleigh Chase retirement community in Easton. He was 90.
In summer the Eagle is used by the Coast Guard Academy as a training ship for cadets, its miles of ropes and expanses of sail developing their teamwork skills and problem solving abilities. But the 79-year-old barque is scheduled to make four annual trips to the Curtis Bay shipyard to undergo $28 million in renovations.