Cruise lines http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25739/all en Concordia survivors mark first anniversary of cruise ship wreck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/concordia-survivors-mark-first-anniversary-cruise-ship-wreck <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Survivors and relatives gather on Tuscan island</p> <p>* Thirty-two people died when ship hit rocks and capsized</p> <p>* Prosecutors prepare for trial of captain and others</p> <p>By Silvia Ognibene</p> <p>GIGLIO, Italy, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster and relatives of the 32 people who died returned to the Italian island of Giglio on Sunday to mark one year since the luxury cruise liner capsized.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/concordia-survivors-mark-first-anniversary-cruise-ship-wreck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arcipelago Toscano National Park Cruise lines Transport Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733864 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-TUI AG seeks merger with TUI Travel to cut costs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-3-tui-ag-seeks-merger-tui-travel-cut-costs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* TUI Travel says talks on all-share, nil-premium merger</p> <p>* TUI AG has until Feb. 13 to make firm proposal</p> <p>* TUI AG focusing on tourism, deal could make savings</p> <p>* TUI AG shares up over 9 pct, TUI Travel up 4 pct (Recasts with statement from TUI Travel)</p> <p>By Arno Schuetze</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-3-tui-ag-seeks-merger-tui-travel-cut-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cruise lines Entertainment TUI AG TUI AG TUI Travel TUI Travel Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:25:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735176 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-TUI AG decides against making TUI Travel offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-tui-ag-decides-against-making-tui-travel-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says offer not in shareholder interest at current rates</p> <p>* TUI Travel says agreement could not be reached</p> <p>* Analysts see other deal structures as possible</p> <p>* Shares in TUI AG fall over 5 pct, TUI Travel down 4.5 pct (Adds share prices, analyst comment, background)</p> <p>By Victoria Bryan and Rhys Jones</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-tui-ag-decides-against-making-tui-travel-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cruise lines TUI AG TUI AG TUI Travel TUI Travel Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738234 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Five crew killed in cruise ship safety drill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/five-crew-killed-cruise-ship-safety-drill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police said.</p> <p>Cables snapped on a lifeboat and it plunged 20 metres (65 feet) to the ocean and fell upside down, killing the five and injuring three others aboard, during the mock rescue exercise on the Thomson Majesty, operated by British travel group TUI Travel . It was in the port of La Palma.</p> <p>TUI, Europe's largest tour operator, did not respond immediately to telephone calls or email requests for comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/five-crew-killed-cruise-ship-safety-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Disaster Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751875 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Five crew killed in Canaries cruise ship safety drill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-five-crew-killed-canaries-cruise-ship-safety-drill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police and the cruise ship operator said.</p> <p>Cables snapped on a lifeboat and it plunged 20 metres (65 feet) to the ocean and fell upside down, killing the five and injuring three others aboard, during the mock rescue exercise on the Thomson Majesty, operated by British travel group TUI Travel plc. The boat was docked in the port of the capital of the island of La Palma, Santa Cruz.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-five-crew-killed-canaries-cruise-ship-safety-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Disaster Technology Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752008 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival cruise ship adrift off Mexican coast after fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/carnival-cruise-ship-adrift-mexican-coast-after-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Carnival Triumph, a cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp under its Carnival Cruise Lines brand, was adrift 150 miles (241 kilometers) off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Sunday after a fire that caused no injuries, the company said in a statement.</p> <p>The engine room fire, which took place in the morning, had been extinguished and the ship was without propulsion, and operating on emergency generator power, the company said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/carnival-cruise-ship-adrift-mexican-coast-after-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752317 at http://www.globalpost.com Cruise ship with 4,200 aboard adrift near Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/cruise-ship-4200-aboard-adrift-near-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US cruise ship with more than 4,200 people aboard was adrift for a second day Monday off the coast of Mexico after an engine room fire crippled it, the US Coast Guard confirmed.</p> <p>The Carnival Triumph was operating on reserve power 240 kilometers (150 miles) off the Yucatan peninsula, and awaiting a tow vessel to pull it back to port at Progreso, Mexico, Carnival said.</p> <p>None of the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew aboard the 272 meter (893 foot) ship were injured in the fire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/cruise-ship-4200-aboard-adrift-near-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752847 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Stinking Carnival cruise ship being towed to Alabama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-stinking-carnival-cruise-ship-being-towed-alabama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Carnival Corp expects ship at port no later than Thursday</p> <p>* Company says it will issue refunds</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 12 (Reuters) - The cruise ship Carnival Triumph was being towed to port in Alabama on Tuesday as passengers complained of sweltering heat and gut-wrenching odors from backed up toilets after a weekend engine fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-stinking-carnival-cruise-ship-being-towed-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Cruise ships Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754392 at http://www.globalpost.com Stinking Carnival cruise ship being towed to Alabama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/stinking-carnival-cruise-ship-being-towed-alabama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Carnival Corp expects ship at port no later than Thursday</p> <p>* Company says it will issue refunds</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 12 (Reuters) - The cruise ship Carnival Triumph was being towed to port in Alabama on Tuesday as passengers complained of sweltering heat and gut-wrenching odors from backed up toilets after a weekend engine fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/stinking-carnival-cruise-ship-being-towed-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corp Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise lines Cruise ships Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:49:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754493 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Carnival says conditions improving aboard disabled cruise ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rpt-carnival-says-conditions-improving-aboard-disabled-cruise-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Company says some toilets working</p> <p>* "Condiment burgers" and cold onion sandwiches for dinner</p> <p>* Plastic 'biohazard' bags serve as improvised toilets</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 13 (Reuters) - More than 4,220 people aboard the stricken cruise ship Carnival Triumph on Wednesday faced one more night of what some have described as hellish conditions before their expected arrival in Alabama, even as the company said the situation was improving.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rpt-carnival-says-conditions-improving-aboard-disabled-cruise-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corp Cruise lines Cruise ships Technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755115 at http://www.globalpost.com Disabled cruise ship had earlier mechanical woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/disabled-cruise-ship-had-earlier-mechanical-woes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A cruise ship that lost power in the Gulf of Mexico, trapping more than 4,000 people aboard, had already suffered electrical problems as recently as a few weeks ago, its operator Carnival said Wednesday.</p> <p>With the ship and its passengers still at sea being towed to safety, news of the Carnival Triumph's previous woes will increase pressure on the company, but a spokesman insisted the two sets of problems were unrelated.</p> <p>"Carnival Triumph previously experienced an electrical issue with one of the ship's alternators," spokesman Vance Gulliksen told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/disabled-cruise-ship-had-earlier-mechanical-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:00:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755122 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Carnival offers stricken cruise ship passengers more cash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-carnival-offers-stricken-cruise-ship-passengers-more-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Company says some toilets working</p> <p>* "Condiment burgers" and cold onion sandwiches for dinner</p> <p>* Plastic 'biohazard' bags serve as improvised toilets</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 13 (Reuters) - More than 4,220 people on the stricken cruise ship Carnival Triumph faced another night of what some have described as hellish conditions on Wednesday, as the company said it was offering passengers an additional $500 in compensation for their hardship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-carnival-offers-stricken-cruise-ship-passengers-more-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corp Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise lines Technology Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755326 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival cruise ship on last leg of "very challenging" U.S. Gulf trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/carnival-cruise-ship-last-leg-very-challenging-us-gulf-trip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Exact arrival time still not clear</p> <p>* Angry mother rejects cruise line executive's apology</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 14 (Reuters) - Three tugboats were hauling the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph cruise ship slowly into port in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday where its arrival with more than 4,220 people aboard was expected later in the day, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/carnival-cruise-ship-last-leg-very-challenging-us-gulf-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corp Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise lines Cruise ships Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755455 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 7-Exhausted passengers disembark stricken Carnival ship in Alabama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-2-crippled-carnival-ships-us-gulf-cruise-nears-end <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New public relations disaster for global cruise line</p> <p>* Ship lost power and toilets overflowed</p> <p>* Some passengers reject cruise line executive's apology</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 14 (Reuters) - A crippled cruise ship that lost power for more than four days in the Gulf of Mexico was pulled into a port in Mobile, Alabama, late on Thursday as passengers cheered the end of a "hellish" voyage marked by overflowing toilets and stinking cabins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-2-crippled-carnival-ships-us-gulf-cruise-nears-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Cruise ships Health Labor Social Issues Technology Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755872 at http://www.globalpost.com Conditions on stricken cruise ship described as awful http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/conditions-stricken-cruise-ship-described-awful <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Passengers on a stricken cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico are enduring a nightmare after days without power, waiting hours for sparse meals and relieving themselves in plastic bags, one said Thursday.</p> <p>The ship Triumph, owned by Carnival, suffered an engine room fire Sunday that left it disabled and adrift as it carried more than 4,000 people. It is being towed to Mobile, Alabama and was to arrive Thursday afternoon.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the sunny and pleasant cruise people paid for has turned in a gruesome, smelly ordeal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/conditions-stricken-cruise-ship-described-awful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:57:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756019 at http://www.globalpost.com