| Jan 24, 2011
I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
| Dec 26, 2010
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
| Jan 23, 2011
Here is a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year are also listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.
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| Mar 13, 2011
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| Nov 9, 2010
| 11:43 AM
The USS Ronald Reagan is heading to the aid of a marooned cruise ship about 150 miles south of San Diego Tuesday, military officials said.
The Carnival Splendor became stranded when a fire erupted in its engine room about 6 a.m. Monday as the 952-foot...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 4:47 PM
The head of Carnival Cruise Lines said the engine fire that cut power on the disabled cruise ship carrying nearly 4,500 people was the worst accident in his company's 35-year history.
Apologizing profusely, CEO Gerry Cahill told reporters that the crew...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 8:37 AM
A disabled cruise liner with 4,500 people aboard was towed into San Diego Bay Thursday morning, bringing to an end a three-day rescue operation that began after a fire broke out in one of the ships engine rooms.
The 952-foot Carnival Splendor has been...
| Nov 11, 2010
They were so happy to be home they dropped their bags at the door and headed straight for the food. Phillip Scherr and Jessica Gomez may be among the few who've ever lost weight while on a cruise ship. But there's a story here.
"Oh, How are you!"...
| Nov 14, 2010
A couple diverted their wedding plans to Walnut Grove after Carnival Cruise Lines cancelled their trip aboard the disabled ship Splendor.
Jake and Nancy Zayas, both originally from Walnut Grove, had been planning their trip aboard the Splendor for a...
| May 4, 2011
Now that Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced its newest ship, the Carnival Magic, the company has revealed the future of its next planned ship -- the Carnival Breeze.
The 130,000-ton, 3,600-passenger Carnival Breeze is a sister ship to the Magic,...
| Jan 2, 2011
The life of a road warrior is certainly no picnic, but for Brian H., it proved his undoing. For years, as a pharmaceutical salesman shuttling throughout Asia, eating alone at night in hotel bars and with access to a generous expense account for boozy...