Cruise ships http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32114/all en 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 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 Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port <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>An operation to tow a disabled cruise ship packed with desperate passengers back to the United States was again delayed on Thursday when one of the cables attaching it to a flotilla of tugs snapped.</p> <p>The Carnival Triumph lost power in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a fire, leaving more than 4,000 passengers and crew sleeping in corridors, waiting hours for sparse meals and relieving themselves in plastic bags.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Triumph Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756124 at http://www.globalpost.com Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port-0 <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>An operation to tow a disabled cruise ship packed with desperate passengers back to the United States was delayed Thursday after one of the cables attaching it to a flotilla of tugs snapped.</p> <p>The Carnival Triumph lost power in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a fire, leaving more than 4,000 passengers and crew sleeping in corridors, waiting hours for sparse meals and relieving themselves in plastic bags.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:00:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756170 at http://www.globalpost.com Desperation on board as cruise ship towed to port http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port-1 <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>The stricken Carnival ship Triumph was finally due to arrive back in port late Thursday, bringing a welcome end to a nightmarish ocean voyage for some 4,000 desperate passengers and crew.</p> <p>At around 8:50 pm (0250 GMT Friday), the crippled vessel was about less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from port and expected to arrive in Mobile, Alabama within the hour.</p> <p>What was supposed to have been a pleasurable excursion in the Gulf of Mexico turned into a hellish ordeal, after an engine room fire on Sunday left the ship without the power needed to prepare meals or flush toilets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/desperation-board-cruise-ship-towed-port-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756284 at http://www.globalpost.com Crippled US ship comes ashore after hellish cruise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/crippled-us-ship-comes-ashore-after-hellish-cruise <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>Exhausted passengers who spent four days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with no power and few working restrooms streamed off a stricken Carnival cruise ship late Thursday.</p> <p>What was supposed to have been a pleasurable excursion turned into a hellish ordeal after an engine room fire on Sunday left the ship without the power needed to operate air conditioners, prepare meals or flush toilets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/crippled-us-ship-comes-ashore-after-hellish-cruise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise ships Ships built in Finland Watercraft AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:15:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756339 at http://www.globalpost.com Weary passengers disembark crippled Carnival ship in Alabama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/weary-passengers-disembark-crippled-carnival-ship-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>* Docking of ship ends ill-fated seven-day voyage</p> <p>* Ship lost power and toilets overflowed</p> <p>* Incident poses another public relations headache for cruise line</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of relieved passengers poured ashore from a stinking cruise ship on Friday after five days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with overflowing toilets and stench filled cabins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/weary-passengers-disembark-crippled-carnival-ship-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Cruise ships Health Labor Social Issues Technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:46:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756410 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Weary passengers head home after stinky Carnival cruise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-weary-passengers-head-home-after-stinky-carnival-cruis <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>* Docking of ship ends ill-fated voyage</p> <p>* Ship lost power and toilets overflowed</p> <p>* First lawsuit against Carnival Corp filed</p> <p>By Kaija Wilkinson</p> <p>MOBILE, Ala., Feb 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of passengers who spent nearly five days stuck on a disabled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico headed home on Friday by bus, plane or car, relishing the chance for a warm shower and working toilets after finally arriving back on land.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-weary-passengers-head-home-after-stinky-carnival-cruis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carnival Corp Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise lines Cruise ships Health Labor Social Issues Technology Transport Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756991 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Passengers of stranded ship have little cause to sue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-passengers-stranded-ship-have-little-cause-sue <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>By Tom Hals</p> <p>Feb 15 (Reuters) - After four days on a crippled cruise ship with overflowing toilets, stifling heat and hours-long waits for food, at least one passenger from the Carnival Triumph is seeking legal revenge.</p> <p>But lawyers familiar with cruise ship lawsuits suggest angry passengers should think twice before rushing to the courts. Unless passengers suffered major injuries or other losses due to negligence by the cruise operator, they would be better off accepting compensation from Carnival Corp, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-passengers-stranded-ship-have-little-cause-sue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise lines Cruise ships Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:30:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757224 at http://www.globalpost.com US cruise ship passengers' parting gift: bathrobes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/us-cruise-ship-passengers-parting-gift-bathrobes <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>The 4,000-plus exhausted passengers who lived a hellish four-day ordeal aboard the powerless and drifting Carnival Triumph cruise ship won't be left completely empty handed.</p> <p>The cruise company is making a gift to the travelers of the bathrobes they were using on the ship, the company announced Friday.</p> <p>"Of course the bathrobes for the Carnival Triumph are complimentary," it said in a tweet on the official @carnivalcruise account.</p> <p>But the announcement has been received with less than full-throated cheers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/us-cruise-ship-passengers-parting-gift-bathrobes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise ships Watercraft AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757331 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival faces new fiasco a year after Concordia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/carnival-faces-new-fiasco-year-after-concordia <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 year after the tragic Costa Concordia shipwreck, cruise industry leader Carnival faces a new public relations fiasco that reveals the downsides of the sector's recent high-speed growth.</p> <p>Late Thursday, the company's crippled Triumph limped ashore in Alabama after an engine room fire on Sunday left the ship without the power needed to operate air conditioners, prepare meals or flush toilets.</p> <p>It ended a miserable ordeal for some 4,000 people that had triggered days of news reports around the world about the disastrous hygiene conditions on board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/carnival-faces-new-fiasco-year-after-concordia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival CARNIVAL Cruise ships Disaster Entertainment Ships built in Finland Watercraft AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757395 at http://www.globalpost.com