| Oct 26, 2012
The world's largest cruise ships should expect some company.
Royal Caribbean Cruises announced Thursday that negotiations are underway to order a sister ship to Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which each carry 5,400 passengers.
"A year or...
| Jan 27, 2013
More than a year after the Costa Concordia capsized off Italy, one big question still haunts survivor Michelle Barraclough: Why were no clear instructions given during the emergency?
"The crew had no idea what to do," the Australian woman wrote on a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines announced plans Thursday to leave the port of Baltimore, a move that could cost the region scores of jobs and millions in economic activity generated by big-spending passengers and businesses servicing the ships.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Still smarting from news that half of Baltimore's lucrative cruise business is headed south next year, the state's ports chief said Friday that officials are already working on replacing the Carnival Pride.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday...
| Apr 18, 2013
Carnival Cruise Lines plans to spend more than $300 million to improve emergency power, fire-safety technology and operating backup systems across its 24-ship fleet.
The move announced Wednesday follows a series of high-profile incidents involving its...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Despite recent cruise ship mishaps, Carnival Corp.'s first-quarter earnings were up $37 million, or 5 cents per share, but the cruise ship company cut its annual earnings forecast for the rest of the year.
Beset by Europe's economic problems and...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:46 AM
ROME -- The captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which crashed on rocks off the Italian coast last year, was ordered by a judge Wednesday to stand trial for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
Thirty-two of the more than 4,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner was in court Wednesday trying to reach a plea bargain -- an effort even his lawyer doubted would work.
It's "a formality," the captain's lawyer said, according to an Associated Press report....
| May 9, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Authorities were searching Thursday for two passengers who were believed to have gone overboard while traveling on a cruise ship off the east coast of Australia.
The couple, a 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman traveling with family and friends, were...
| Sep 15, 2013
Spearheaded by a team from Titan Salvage in Pompano Beach, the epic feat to upright the Costa Concordia cruise ship laying semi-submerged off the coast of Italy is expected to take place Monday.
Project engineers are expected to begin the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:33 PM
While crews work to salvage the wrecked Costa Concordia ship off the coast of Italy, the ship's parent company is struggling to sail clear of stormy conditions.
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise company, Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of...