Passengers on break to Amsterdam spent six minutes in car park before boarding ferry home after delayed by storm

Ferry passengers endured horrendous 30 hour journey through violent storm and only got to spend SIX MINUTES in Amsterdam (in the dark) British tourists hoped to spend all day on Saturday in Dutch capitalPassengers spent minutes in car park before boarding bus to ferry home By Harriet Arkell PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 British tourists who booked a weekend 'mini-cruise' to Amsterdam spent just six minutes in the Dutch capital after their overnight ferry crossing turned into a 30-hour journey from hell. More than 300 people booked the 48-a-head break to the Netherlands, which should have entailed them arriving in Holland at 9am last Saturday and spending all day in Amsterdam before boarding an 11pm boat home. But after they boarded the DFDS Princess Seaways service from North Shields on Friday afternoon, their boat was lashed by such high winds and rough seas that their arrival at the Dutch port of Ijmuiden was delayed by 13 hours.

Moment a British woman in her 50s was shot in the street alongside her husband in Barbados on cruise ship holiday

Moment a British woman in her 50s was shot in the street alongside her husband in Barbados on cruise ship holiday Woman and British man in his 70s were shot in island capital BridgetownHorrified tourists rushed to couple’s aid after hearing shots and screamsMale victim hit in his pelvis and woman received injury to her right thighPolice have not revealed names or what their current conditions areSome media reports say the two victims are married By Mail Foreign Service PUBLISHED: 13:43 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 March 2013 Two Britons on a Caribbean cruise were recovering in hospital today after being shot by an armed robber during a stopover on the holiday island of Barbados. Horrified tourists rushed to the couple’s aid after hearing shots and screams in an area popular with holidaymakers on the outskirts of the island's usually safe capital, Bridgetown. Several administered emergency first aid until an ambulance arrived and rushed the injured tourists, who are believed to be married, to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Lianne Burns murder: Drifter Younes El-Mami who strangled British tour guide JAILED for twenty years

Drifter who strangled British tour guide then hid her body in cupboard inside smiley-face bag is JAILED for twenty years Lianne Burns, originally from Essex, murdered in Caribbean island St MartinJealous boyfriend Younes El-Mami strangled her and hid body in cupboardJailed for 20 years after devoted sisters spent years campaigning for justice By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 10:25 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 12 March 2013 Tour guide Lianne Burns was found strangled in a cupboard with her head covered in a bag covered in a smiley face and the word 'merci' A drifter who strangled a British tour guide on a paradise Caribbean island then hid her body in a cupboard has been jailed for 20 years. Younes El-Mami wrapped the body of Lianne Burns, originally from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, in tape and left her head covered by a bag with the smiley face logo on it and the word 'Merci'.

The future"s bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday for his wife

The future's bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday with his wife Eric Bradshaw, 83, owns albums containing nearly 3,000 wrappers The collection was started by his grandfather during the 1920sHe now hopes to sell the lot to pay for a cruise for his wife By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 Most people simply throw away food wrapping without a second thought. But pensioner Eric Bradshaw, 83, is hoping to sweeten his retirement by cashing in on what is believed to be the world's biggest collection of fruit wrappers.

Eight passengers injured in M3 coach crash after driver lost consciousness at the wheel

Eight passengers injured in M3 coach crash after driver lost consciousness at the wheel Hampshire Police said driver 'became unwell and lost consciousness'Coach overturned into the verge on the side of the motorway Accident happened southbound one mile from Fleet services in HampshireNo passengers thought to have been seriously hurt in crash at 6pm By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 19:44 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:29 GMT, 7 January 2013 The driver of a coach that overturned on the motorway yesterday lost consciousness at the wheel, police said.

Royal Caribbean: How 2,500 hairy bikers ruined family"s 4,000 cruise

How 2,500 hairy (and lairy) bikers ruined family's 4,000 Caribbean cruise by staging belly-flopping contests and having sex in hot tubsGail Empson and her family were 'disgusted' by antics of gang on cruiseBikers were staging annual 'High Seas Rally' aboard Royal Caribbean shipReports of fighting, wearing sexually explicit clothing and heavy drinkingMrs Empson said family was not warned about the biker event beforehand | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 29 December 2012 A cruise around the Caribbean aboard one of the world’s largest passenger ships carries connotations of glamour, elegance and sophistication. Unfortunately for Gail Empson and her family, the 2,500-strong gang of raucous, heavy-drinking, leather-clad bikers and their partners who were sharing their voyage had rather different ideas. From the moment the bikers stepped on board the Freedom of the Seas ship, which carries 3,600 passengers, the trip to celebrate Mrs Empson’s 50th birthday was a disaster

Queen Mary 2: Passengers sick with "norovirus" on Caribbean cruise

More than 200 passengers on Queen Mary 2 fall sick with vomiting and diarrhea on exclusive Christmas Cruise – as those on SECOND liner become ill with 'norovirus'As many as 190 passengers and 31 crew members have become ill with unknown illness on cruise shipSymptoms – which include vomiting and diarrhea – are consistent with norovirus, a highly contagious disease spread through contaminated food and waterTicket for similar Caribbean cruise costs upwards of $4,7000 | UPDATED: 17:03 GMT, 29 December 2012 Hundreds of passengers hoping to enjoy a pampered Christmas cruise on the imposing Queen Mary 2 are instead below deck with an unknown illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Earlier this week, 189 passengers and 31 crew members had come down with symptoms, which are consistent with the norovirus, a highly-contagious virus that is easily passed from person to person through contaminated food or water.

Around 150 passengers hit by norovirus on Queen Mary 2 during luxury Christmas cruise

Around 150 passengers hit by norovirus on Queen Mary 2 during luxury Christmas cruiseAround 200 of 2,600 passengers have been taken illMany started 'being sick and suffering diarrhoea within hours of leaving port' | UPDATED: 08:39 GMT, 28 December 2012 Hundreds of passengers on a luxury Christmas cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 have been struck down by the winter vomiting bug, it has emerged.

Video tour of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia shows the upturned, water-filled corridors that claimed 32 lives

Video tour of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia shows the upturned, water-filled corridors that claimed 32 livesCruise liner remains marooned off the coast of Tuscany nearly a year after it sank in January 2012 New footage shows ongoing salvage operation of the 114,500 ton ship | UPDATED: 17:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 Never before seen underwater footage of the Costa Concordia salvage operation has emerged as the year anniversary of the ship's sinking approaches. The cruise ship still remains marooned and half-sunk off the coast of Tuscany – a haunting reminder of the tragedy which saw 32 people lose their lives on January 13, 2012. It was estimated the salvage operation would take at least a year after the ship ran into a reef and capsized off the coast of the Tuscan island of Giglio after Captain Francesco Schettino allegedly made an unauthorised diversion from his programmed route.

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases hit 900,000

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases near 900,000 Number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virusMost cases usually occur between January and MarchNumber of people affected has doubled in one week | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is threatening to ruin Christmas for thousands of people as the number of cases continues to soar. Figures released yesterday show the number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virus