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River cruise companies say drought problems in Europe are starting to ease. Rain in the forecast will help too – Los Angeles Times

Europe’s drought is still wreaking havoc on the river cruise industry, although recent rains have eased conditions and a week-long wet-weather forecast is on the horizon. “We are back on track with fast-rising water levels on the Rhine,” said Rudi Schreiner, co-founder of AmaWaterways, adding that recent rains have allowed the …

Fee set to increase for Glacier Bay cruise ship permits

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The fee for cruise ship passengers travelling into Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in southeast Alaska will increase next year. The permit fee for each passenger for the next decade will increase from $5 to $8.28, the Juneau Empire reported Thursday. The current permit fee has been …

Carnival cruise fight: Ship that descended into violent anarchy docks in Melbourne – The Washington Post

A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles melee. Carnival said it would investigate what happened after a video surfaced, showing the guards punching, kicking and threatening passengers during …