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  • A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into violent anarchy

    02/17/2018 6:38:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 153 replies
    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 the worst of the fighting Friday. But the cruise line is already blaming “a large family group” for instigating the violence, which some passengers said escalated for days before security could contain it.
  • Will Carnival's cruises to Cuba spoil everything? Maybe not

    07/08/2015 4:14:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 9, 2015 | Mary Forgione
    Just what you didn't want to see happen in Cuba: the coming of cruises disgorging thousands onto the shores of the island nation. But hold the phone. The announcement Tuesday that Carnival Corp. will begin sailing to Cuba in May may have raised the "that-will-spoil-everything" alarm, but Carnival is deploying its new Fathom brand, using a relatively small (710-passenger) ship that parts ways with the concept of cruises that party hearty ... Fathom cruises are designed to provide "cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian exchanges between American and Cuban citizens," Carnival said. Americans are allowed to travel to Cuba under these...
  • Carnival Corp. gets U.S. approval for Cuba cruises [Obama loving Miami media swoons]

    07/07/2015 8:46:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/7/15 | Hannah Sampson
    Carnival Corp. is steering a course toward Cuba. The world’s largest cruise ship company announced Tuesday that it had received approval from the U.S. government to operate cruises to the island nation as a provider of cultural exchange programs.
  • Passengers suing Carnival over crippled cruise seek $5,000 a month for life

    03/12/2014 1:21:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2014 | (with AP)
    A group of passengers suing Carnival Corp. for damages after sailing on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are asking the company to pay $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives for ongoing medical and mental problems. The case stems from the February 2013 incident when a fire broke out in the ship’s engine room during a four-day cruise, leaving the ship without engine power and most of its electricity, forcing passengers to endure human waste running down hallways, limited water supplies, noxious odors and extreme heat. …
  • Search ends for 2 passengers believed to have fallen off cruise ship

    05/10/2013 7:05:18 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    cnn ^ | May 10, 2013 | Ed Payne
    After scouring hundreds of miles of waters off Australia's coast, authorities on Friday called off a search for two cruise ship passengers who are believed to have fallen overboard. The 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were reported missing when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate Seven Network reported. The first clue came when they didn't claim their luggage. Maritime officers reviewed surveillance video from the ship and determined that Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder went overboard Wednesday night. Authorities believe the couple fell about 150 kilometers (93 miles) off Foster, New South Wales.
  • Carnival Cruise Ship Passenger Goes Overboard and Ship Refuses to Stop

    04/03/2013 4:25:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 61 replies
    Carnival Cruise Line continues to make headlines following yet another cruise ship accident on the high seas. But while the "Fun Ship" company has been receiving negative press after the Carnival Triumph cruise ship debacle, it appears as though the most recent incident has surpassed the others in terms of gross negligence and disregard for passenger safety. A cruise ship passenger who went overboard last year has sued Carnival Corp. after claiming she was encouraged to get alarmingly drunk, sustained severe injuries after falling into the ocean and was not offered immediate assistance, leaving her to float in the ocean...
  • Docked Carnival Ship Busts Loose; 1 Missing (Triumph Again)

    04/03/2013 2:24:17 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/03/2013 | By John Johnson
    (Newser) – Another mishap involving a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, and this one might end up being the most serious of all. Strong winds apparently caused the Triumph to break free from its mooring in Mobile, Alabama, and Coast Guard crews are searching for a dockworker thought to be missing in the river, reports AP and WKRG. Tug boats apparently have the massive vessel itself back under control, but it was at rest near the dock perpendicular to its original position. The ship also has a gash high up on its stern. The Triumph is the ship that stranded...
  • NBC News Reporter Stops Returning Carnival Cruise Passenger From Quoting Bible

    02/15/2013 8:19:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    As stranded Carnival Cruise passengers began finally disembarking in Mobile, Alabama, late Thursday evening, MSNBC had NBC News correspondent Mark Potter on the scene to speak with them. One young lady during her over three minute interview tried to cite a Bible verse that helped her get through the ordeal, but Potter pulled his microphone away and quickly ended the discussion (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Media Targets Evil Carnival Cruise Company Because They Must Politicize Everything

    02/15/2013 4:37:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush ^ | February 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The cruise ship passengers are back. They finally made it back, and they're all pooped. It's exactly how I feel at the end of a busy broadcast week, ladies and gentlemen. He-he. Did you hear, these poor people, their towline broke late yesterday afternoon. They were towing that giant Carnival cruise ship and the towline broke so they got the towline fixed. They finally tow the thing back into port, they put these people on buses to take 'em back to New Orleans, and one of the buses broke down. One of the buses broke down on...
  • Carnival Triumph Tow Rope Breaks, Prolongs Passengers’ Misery

    02/14/2013 4:33:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    The passengers of the Carnival Triumph (probably) never imagined that they’d get to extend their trip by several days. They certainly didn’t picture themselves living like 19th-century steerage passengers, if 19th-century steerage passengers had cans of Pringles and defecated in plastic bags. The cruise ship, as you may recall, had an engine room fire on Sunday, stranding the ship in the Gulf of Mexico with minimal power, sanitation, and access to hot food. If the passengers of the Triumph needed anything, it was for their return to shore to be delayed even further. Naturally, earlier this afternoon the rope attaching...
  • Foul conditions aboard stranded Carnival cruise ship Triumph: sewage running down the walls

    02/12/2013 10:26:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 101 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/12/13 | ERIK ORTIZ AND DAVID KNOWLES
    -snip- "I mean, it's horrible. There's no running water. There's no power. They are having to use the restroom in buckets and bags." "It's like a bunch of savages on there," he added. "If you get on the blogs, they're saying that people are fighting over food and stuff." Toby Barlow told CNN that his wife, Ann, a passenger on the ship, texted that the plumbing failed and people were defecating in bags and urinating in showers. She also told him there's "sewage running down the walls and floors," he said.
  • 22 Carnival Cruise passengers robbed at gunpoint on ship-sponsored tour in Mexico

    02/25/2012 8:07:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/25/12 | Dan Askin
    Twenty-two passengers on Carnival Splendor were robbed at gunpoint Thursday while on a ship-sponsored tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At least one Mexican media outlet said the passengers were returning by bus to their ship at approximately 5 p.m. after spending time in El Nogalito, a tourist area known for its lush natural setting. Masked assailants stopped the bus and robbed the cruisers of their money, watches, cameras and other valuables.
  • Carnival Fails Crisis 101 in Costa Response

    01/29/2012 3:57:21 AM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | January 27, 2012
    With bodies still trapped inside Costa Concordia’s underwater tomb, Carnival (CCL: 30.48, 0.00, 0.00%) now finds itself at the heart of scrutiny only likely to rise along with the death toll. Carnival’s worst-ever wreck and one of the most high-profile incidents since the Titanic sank 100 years ago, it’s hard to imagine such a massive company blaming the disaster on a single person -- even if he did abandon ship early and steer a little too close to shore. Even worse, while Carnival has vehemently denied earlier reports that it would offer survivors a 30% discount off future cruises, instead...
  • More than 700 passengers get sick aboard Carnival ship (Again!)

    11/16/2006 5:59:03 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 61 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | Thursday, November 16, 2006 | The Associated Press
    More than 700 passengers aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise fell ill with flu-like symptoms, cruise line officials said. The outbreak, believed to be norovirus, struck 556 guests and 154 crew aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Liberty as of Tuesday, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the cruise line. The Miami-based company said the ship is carrying 2,804 paying passengers and 1,166 crew. The ship departed Nov. 3 from Rome and is scheduled to arrive in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday. Officials believe the outbreak is under control because less passengers are reporting symptoms. Nobody has been removed from the ship, Carnival said....
  • FBI rules out accidental fall, foul play in disappearance of cruise passenger

    06/29/2005 1:58:53 PM PDT · by Rippersnapper · 52 replies · 3,218+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2005 | By HARVEY RICE and ROMA KHANNA
    GALVESTON - A Houston-area woman reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship was not the victim of foul play or an accidental fall, Houston FBI agents determined Sunday after interviewing her husband and other passengers. "We had agents on the ship and concluded there was no foul play involved," said Agent Luz Garcia, a spokeswoman for the FBI. "I can't really go into detail out of respect for the family, but our feeling is that it was not an accident." Family members last saw Vonnie Ales, 40, of Simonton, about 6:45 a.m. Friday when she left their cabin, after the...
  • Official Free Republic Network "Freeps Ahoy" Cruise After Action Report (WHOTCSOTC)

    06/07/2003 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Seeking the truth · 399 replies · 2,193+ views
    NA ^ | June 8, 2003 | Seeking the Truth
    The FRN "Freeps Ahoy" Cruise aboard the Carnival Cruise Triumph arrived back in Miami this morning. No SARS, No Norwalk, No Terrorism - just a hell of a lot of fun, food and sun! As the first cruiser back at his computer, I have the honor of starting this thread and posting the above pic, which was taken at the foot of the staircase descending into the "London Room", which was the dining room each evening for our Freeper Contingent. Front Row (left to right): Judy (Qwert's wife), Jean (friend of Bush_Democrat), Eileen (BobFromNJ's wife), MinuteGal, Bahbah, Hoosiermama Second...