Carnival Corporation &amp; plc http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32736/all en 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 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 Crippled ship pulls into US port after hellish trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/crippled-ship-pulls-us-port-after-hellish-trip <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 cruise ship Triumph arrived back in port late Thursday, ending a nightmarish ocean voyage for some 4,000 desperate passengers and crew after it lost power over the weekend.</p> <p>At a little after 0300 GMT Friday, the crippled ship inched into the port in Mobile, Alabama, after being towed here by a flotilla of tugboats.</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/crippled-ship-pulls-us-port-after-hellish-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Carnival Cruise Lines Watercraft AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756297 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 RPT-Stinking ship saga unlikely to pull cruise industry far off course http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/stinking-ship-saga-unlikely-pull-cruise-industry-far-course <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>* Cruise mogul finally apologizes for "difficult conditions"</p> <p>* Industry's inexpensive cruises seen as "bullet-proof"</p> <p>By Tom Brown</p> <p>MIAMI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Global cruise giant Carnival Corp found itself in deep doo-doo this week, due to alarming reports about an engine room fire that left one of its jam-packed U.S. passenger ships adrift and awash in raw sewage in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/stinking-ship-saga-unlikely-pull-cruise-industry-far-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:01:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757334 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival puts cruise fleet under microscope after Feb ship fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/carnival-puts-cruise-fleet-under-microscope-after-feb-ship-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>* Industry still sees rosy future as passenger numbers rise</p> <p>* Carnival hopes to learn lessons to share with peers</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 12 (Reuters) - Carnival Corp has launched a comprehensive review of its entire fleet after a fire crippled one of its ships last month, and will share its findings across the industry, Carnival Cruise Lines' chief executive told a conference on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/carnival-puts-cruise-fleet-under-microscope-after-feb-ship-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Social Issues Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:46:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781794 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival cruise group expanding in Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/carnival-cruise-group-expanding-in-asia <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>Carnival, the world's largest cruise group, unveiled its Asian expansion plans on Tuesday, predicting the regional market for leisure voyages will grow dramatically within the decade.</p> <p>Southeast Asia in particular will be a key focus, the company said as it announced that one of its brands, Princess Cruises, will operate from Singapore by next year to provide short-haul leisure trips.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/carnival-cruise-group-expanding-in-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:04:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806740 at http://www.globalpost.com Three luxury cruise ships visit Oman's Port Sultan Qaboos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/three-luxury-cruise-ships-visit-omans-port-sultan-qaboos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Three luxury cruise ships - Costa Deliziosa, Seabourn Pride and Serenade of the Seas - visited Port Sultan Qaboos recently with a total of 4,566 passengers on board.</p><P>A press release stated that Costa Deliziosa belongs to Costa Crociere, the largest Italian travel group and Europe's number one cruise company which owns 26 large vessels, while the Bahamian-flagged Seabourn Pride belongs to Seabourn Cruise Line and Serenade of the Seas belongs to the Royal Caribbean Line.</p><P>Further, the release added that the tourists on board the vessels visited Oman’s tourist spots and experienced</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/three-luxury-cruise-ships-visit-omans-port-sultan-qaboos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Cruise ships Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:16:13 +0000 Asianet 5810217 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival profits from lower fuel prices and cost-cutting; vacationers hesitant to book cruises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/carnival-profits-lower-fuel-prices-and-cost-cutting-vacation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Passengers remain hesitant to book cruises, despite deep discounts. But that didn't stop Carnival Corp. from eking out a $41 million second-quarter profit thanks to lower fuel costs and the timing of some administrative expenses.</p> <p>The Miami-based company also announced Tuesday that Micky Arison, who has been CEO since 1979 and is the son of Carnival co-founder Ted Arison, is being replaced by Arnold W. Donald, who has served on the company's board for the past 12 years. Arison will continue to serve as chairman of the board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/carnival-profits-lower-fuel-prices-and-cost-cutting-vacation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Technology Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:05:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 5867000 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival CEO Micky Arison steps down after three decades http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/carnival-ceo-micky-arison-steps-down-after-three-decades <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 Chris Peters</p> <p>June 25 - Cruise operator Carnival Corp's &lt;CCL.N&gt; chief executive of three decades, Micky Arison, will relinquish the helm next month to be replaced by a long-time board member whose last CEO job was running an artificial sweetener maker more than a decade ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/carnival-ceo-micky-arison-steps-down-after-three-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:05:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5867196 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival's Costa brand to take three years to recover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/carnivals-costa-brand-take-three-years-recover <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 Luisa Porritt and Rhys Jones</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Carnival Corp &lt;CCL.N&gt; said it will take up to three years for its Costa brand to recover its reputation and profitability after its Concordia ship sank off the Italian coast last year.</p> <p>"There are a lot of great brands that have had setbacks and they've recovered ... but the economic situation in southern Europe isn't helping," Carnival chairman Micky Arison said at a press conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/carnivals-costa-brand-take-three-years-recover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:16:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5942972 at http://www.globalpost.com Vacationers still avoid Carnival after ship strandings; cruise operator cuts revenue outlook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130924/cruise-passengers-avoid-carnivals-namesake-brand-despite-dee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lingering images of passengers stranded at sea for days as toilets back up and air conditioners fail has been enough to keep vacationers away from Carnival Cruise Lines, even as the company continues to discount sailings.</p> <p>The cruise industry has mostly rebounded from the economic downturn but Carnival Corp.'s namesake brand can't seem to shake a spate of bad publicity from earlier this year when three ships suffered mechanical problems and fires.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130924/cruise-passengers-avoid-carnivals-namesake-brand-despite-dee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:03:14 +0000 The Canadian Press 5943174 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil rig ship planned for Italy cruise wreck removal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/oil-rig-ship-planned-italy-cruise-wreck-removal <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>Cruise company Costa Crociere said Thursday it had signed a contract for a special ship used to lift oil platforms as a possible way of raising the wrecked Costa Concordia liner next year.</p> <p>The Dockwise Vanguard is "the world's largest semi-submersible ship", the company said in a statement, adding that it was "one of the possible options" for the removal planned next year.</p> <p>The Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on the night of January 13, 2012 with 4,229 people from 70 countries on board in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/oil-rig-ship-planned-italy-cruise-wreck-removal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arcipelago Toscano National Park Carnival Corporation & plc Disaster Transport AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:03:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5957268 at http://www.globalpost.com Royal Caribbean set for strong 2014 as Europe cruise demand rises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131024/royal-caribbean-set-strong-2014-europe-cruise-demand-rises <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 Chris Peters</p> <p>(Reuters) - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd &lt;RCL.N&gt; reported strong bookings for 2014 as more vacationers opted for its Europe cruises, helping the world's second-largest cruise operator take market share from Carnival Corp &lt;CCL.N&gt;.</p> <p>Royal Caribbean shares rose 5 percent in afternoon trading, after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results and raised its 2013 earnings forecast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131024/royal-caribbean-set-strong-2014-europe-cruise-demand-rises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:47:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5969983 at http://www.globalpost.com Carnival shifts management team after mishaps tarnish image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131104/carnival-shifts-management-team-after-mishaps-tarnish-image <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Carnival is shaking up its management team in an effort to rebuild after several mishaps drove passengers away.</p> <p>The company said Monday that its chief operating officer will take on a new role as special adviser to the CEO and chairman. It also named a new CEO for its Holland America unit and a new president of Princess Cruises.</p> <p>Carnival named a new CEO in June.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131104/carnival-shifts-management-team-after-mishaps-tarnish-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnival Corporation & plc Cruise lines The Canadian Press Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:01:59 +0000 The Canadian Press 5979707 at http://www.globalpost.com