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November 4, 2014

Real Scares for Horror Cruisers

In a harrowing turn of events on Friday night, a Celebration Cruise Liner entitled the – Halloween Horror Cruise – struck an unknown object in the waters off the Coast of Grand Bahamas Island, leaving the craft dead in the water. Immediately following the collision, the ship quickly lost power, leaving passengers in a pitch…

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April 17, 2013

Jacksonville-based Carnival Cruise Ship Fails Health Inspection

Trouble-plagued Carnival Cruise Lines have one more problem to add to its seemingly growing laundry list of woes: this time it’s a failed health inspection on a Jacksonville-based ship. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does twice-a-year health inspections of cruise ships and the recent inspection of Carnival’s Fascination revealed a score of…

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March 14, 2013

Once Again, a Carnival Cruise Ends Badly: Passengers to be Flown Home

It was only a month ago that the Carnival Cruise ship Triumph experienced a fire in its engine room that knocked out power and stranded thousands of passengers for five days aboard a ship with no toilets, no air conditioning, and dwindling food supplies as it was being towed back to port across the Gulf…

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February 27, 2013

Lawsuits Piling Up in Disastrous Carnival Triumph Voyage

The lawsuits are starting to pile up in response to the recent Carnival Triumph voyage disaster, which left thousands of passengers stranded on the disabled cruise ship for days without air conditioning, working toilets, or proper food. A lawsuit filed by an Oklahoma couple is seeking class-action status for the more than 3,000 passengers who…

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May 9, 2012

Post-Concordia, Costa Cruises Issue New Safety Rules

Costa Cruises has announced that it is adopting new safety rules for its fleet — this, in the wake of the deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in January that left the vessel capsized off the coast of Italy and claimed the lives of 32 people. Under the new rules, guests will receive emergency training…

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April 2, 2012

2012 Not a Good Year for Embattled Cruise Ship Industry

So far, the year 2012 has been an accident-plagued year for the cruise ship industry. Coming on the heels of the deadly Costa Concordia shipwreck in January which left 32 people dead, and the Costa Allegra cruise ship fire that occurred in the an engine room in February, leaving 1,000 people stranded for days without…

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January 17, 2012

Italy Cruise Ship Accident Raises Safety Concerns as Five More Bodies are Discovered

The Carnival cruise liner, Costa Concordia, capsized late last week in Italy alongside Giglio Island. According to a New York Times article, five more bodies were discovered today, January 17, bringing the reported number of known dead to 11, leaving as many as 24 individuals still unaccounted for. Italian officials have stated that two Americans…

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