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Royal Caribbean avoids charges over White Island tragedy

The cruise line, which carried 24 Australians to the island on the day of the tragic eruption, is not among the 13 parties facing charges from New Zealand’s work safety watchdog.

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Destinations

New Zealand’s emergency authority pleads not guilty to charges over White Island tragedy

The agency is just one of 13 parties and individuals facing charges over the deaths of 22 people during the volcanic disaster on White Island.

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Royal Caribbean extends cruise suspension, announces US$40m funding pool for agents

Despite what the headline suggests, the cruise group isn’t offering agents to take a dip in a literal pool of cash, much to our disappointment.

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Royal Caribbean is taking legal action against victims of the White Island tragedy

The cruise giant has applied to the Australian Federal Court in an attempt to prohibit two families affected by the disaster from pursuing legal proceedings.

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Travel companies among 13 parties charged over White Island tragedy

by Ali Coulton

The eruption resulted in 22 deaths, with many still recovering from the traumatic event that occurred during a cruise ship excursion on the New Zealand island last year.

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Families to sue Royal Caribbean over White Island volcano tragedy

The cruise giant will face a class action from the families of tourists killed in the White Island volcano eruption for alleged negligence.

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Tourism

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.

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Cruise

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.

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Destinations

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.

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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”.

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Destinations

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.

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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”.

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