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  • Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

    02/27/2012 9:52:41 AM PST · by FoxPro · 108 replies · 5+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    An Italian cruise ship with about 1,000 people on board is reported to be adrift off the coast of Seychelles. The Italian coast guard said Monday the Costa Allegra is drifting in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the Seychelles islands. Officials say a fire on board caused the ship's engines to fail. There have been no reports of injuries.
  • Why Cruise Lines are sailing away from California: avoiding high taxes and Mexican violence

    01/26/2011 8:44:55 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies ^ | JANUARY 26TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The news that several major Cruise Lines are leaving California and/or cutting back cruises to the “Mexican Riviera” presented a dilemma to the media. The story caught them between two facts, neither of which they wanted to report. They tried quarantining it and smothering the story to mitigate the damage to California’s Democrat, but they had to explain why the lines were leaving the Ports of San Diego and Los Angeles. It was a genuine lose – lose for the steno pool. Nevertheless, here’s the elements of this story not being reported. Why they’re sailing away The first reason the...
  • Government asks cruise lines to house Katrina victims

    08/31/2005 3:36:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies · 845+ views
    Miami Herald online ^ | 8-31-05 | Danner
    Posted on Wed, Aug. 31, 2005 Government asks cruise lines to house Katrina victims BY PATRICK DANNER The federal government today contacted cruise lines, including Miami's Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International, about using cruise ships to house Gulf Coast residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. No cruise lines reached by The Herald had yet made any decisions whether they would reroute ships to the ravaged areas, however. ''Discussions are going on as we speak between various cruise lines and our [industry] association to determine the best way to respond,'' said Michael Sheehan, a Royal Caribbean spokesman in Miami....
  • Scrapping looms for veteran liner (Norway)

    02/26/2005 6:08:53 AM PST · by franksolich · 24 replies · 1,100+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | February 25, 2005 | not specified
    Scrapping looms for veteran linerTime seems to be running out for the venerable SS Norway. The former liner that helped launch Norwegian shipowners' venture into the cruise industry will reportedly be scrapped if no buyer steps forward by next week.The vessel continues to be owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), but hasn't sailed since an explosion in its boiler room in 2003. The explosion and fire killed several crew members.Vastly in need of expensive renovation, the vessel has since been berthed at Bremerhaven in Germany. NCL initially announced plans to repair the vessel, but the Associated Press reported Friday that...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines and re-election of Bush (FUN)

    11/09/2004 5:17:06 PM PST · by SheLion · 27 replies · 1,568+ views
    11-09-04 | Mike Bearden
    Carnival Cruise Lines and re-election of BushPosted By: Mike Bearden < Send E-Mail> ( Wednesday, 3 November 2004, at 6:19 p.m.We at Carnival Cruise Lines didn't forget that a lot of entertainers had promised to leave the country if George W.Bush were to be re-elected President.With that in mind, we have a Special Offer for those who still want to keep their promise!Attention: Would Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Ed Asner, Janeane Garafalo, Whoppi Goldberg, Al Franken, Michael Moore, Cher, Phil Donahue, Rob Reiner(apparently still a "meathead"), Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, as well as the entire staffs of...
  • Disney Cruise Line Implements New Emergency Evacuation System

    12/02/2002 10:14:42 AM PST · by Registered · 10 replies · 171+ views
    Registered ^ | 12.02.02 | Reg