7 big travel stories you may have missed during the Christmas break
Out of touch with the news cycle after the Christmas hols? Here’s a recap of the biggest stories to get you up to speed.
Cruise line suspends all active volcano tours following White Island tragedy
A cruise line has decided it is too risky to continue sending passengers on ground excursions that include tours of active volcanos.
White Island/Whakaari tragedy: Missing victims may never be found
by Christian Fleetwood
New Zealand police have conceded the chances of finding the two missing victims of the White Island eruption are slim.
Passenger slams Royal Caribbean’s handling of White Island tragedy, as death toll continues to climb
by Ali Coulton
Passengers onboard the Royal Caribbean cruise have expressed their disapproval with the way the cruise line handled the tragic event, with one going as far as calling Ovation fo the Seas a “prison ship”.
Rescuers recover six bodies after White Island eruption
New Zealand authorities have begun the process of retrieving the bodies of the remaining victims of the tragic volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island.
White Island update: Seven Australians dead, critically injured return home
As devastating news continues to emerge, questions are being asked around why tourists were allowed to venture onto “one of the world’s most active volcanos”.
White Island update: death toll rises, Ovation of the seas leaves port
More people have now been confirmed dead and eight are missing in the aftermath of a devastating volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island.
“No survivors”: Royal Caribbean passengers feared dead after New Zealand volcanic eruption
by Ali Coulton
Multiple Australian travellers are feared dead after one of the world’s most active volcanos erupted in New Zealand during a cruise ship shore excursion.
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