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  • Carnival: Cuba cruise will sail with Cuban-born passengers

    April 22, 2016 12:26 PM

    MIAMI - Carnival Corp. has announced its cruise to Cuba will sail as planned after an agreement was reached with the Havana government allowing Cuban-born people to disembark on the island. Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said in a news release Friday that the first cruise in over 50 years between... more »
  • New Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a success

    February 12, 2016 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- From a decline in arrests to the number of visitors, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success. On Thursday, the city released numbers on arrests, the cleanup and the number of visitors. Landrieu also thanked city workers for their efforts at... more »
  • Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans

    February 6, 2016 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Carnival season enters its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before ending on Fat Tuesday. The super Krewe of Endymion's parade starts late Saturday afternoon near City Park and winds its way to Canal Street and ends inside the Louisiana Superdome, where... more »
  • 46th annual Greasing of the Poles means Fat Tuesday just around corner

    February 5, 2016 5:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The French Quarter’s annual Greasing of the Poles was held Friday morning, kicking off one of the biggest party weekends in the Big Easy as Carnival really gets going. It was the 46th iteration of the event, held at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street. The... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis rolls through Downtown Friday night Play Video

    January 29, 2016 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival season has arrived in Baton Rouge and parade goers are in for a lovely surprise as almost springlike conditions will move into the Capital Area for the duration of the weekend. Cloudless skies and cool, but comfortable, temperatures are on tap for Friday night as... more »
  • Spanish Town flamingos quickly become endangered Play Video

    January 18, 2016 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Carnival season is off to the races. The first sign of that was the Spanish Town flamingos flocking to the City Park lake. The Krewe of Spanish Town stocked the lake last night and within hours of daylight, the flamingos went extinct.... more »
  • Time to plan for Mardi Gras: It's early this year, Feb. 9

    January 14, 2016 1:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Seems like we've barely recovered from Christmas and New Year's, but it's already Carnival time, with Mardi Gras falling early this year, on Feb. 9. Carnival, from the Latin, means "farewell to the flesh." Mardi Gras - which literally translates as Fat Tuesday - is the... more »
  • Solange Knowles to ride with 2016 Krewe of Muses

    January 11, 2016 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles will ride in the all-female Krewe of Muses' signature shoe during the 2016 carnival parade on Feb. 4. Muses Captain Staci Rosenberg, in a statement Monday, said Knowles will serve as the krewe's honorary Muse - a position "selected annually to honor a... more »
  • Feds join city and state officials in Carnival security

    January 7, 2016 1:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The head of The FBI office in New Orleans is joining city and state officials in asking for public vigilance during Mardi Gras season. FBI agent Jeff Sallet (sah-LEHT) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that there is no credible threat to Mardi Gras festivities. But they stressed... more »
  • Carnival season rolls into season Wednesday night

    January 6, 2016 10:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Carnival season got off to a musical start as the Phunny Phorty Phellows rolled down St. Charles Avenue Wednesday night. The gaggle parades each Twelfth Night, Jan. 6. In 2016, as they do each year, the group ro de a street car as festival goers... more »
  • Carnival season begins with ride of Phunny Phorty Phellows

    January 6, 2016 10:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The countdown to Mardi Gras is beginning in New Orleans, marked by a streetcar full of raucous costumed revelers. The group known as the Phunny Phorty Phellows kicks off Carnival season Wednesday night by riding a streetcar from the transit storage barns in the Carrollton neighborhood, down... more »
  • Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

    July 7, 2015 11:18 AM

    The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips... more »
  • Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales tests local chefs' mettle Play Video

    May 22, 2015 6:58 PM

    GONZALES - Tucked into what is shaping up to be an activity packed long weekend in the Capital Area, the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales is sure to bring plenty of family, food and music together all the way into Sunday. The crown jewel of the weekend festival is the... more »
  • Bundle up, New Orleans: Mardi Gras is cold Play Video

    February 17, 2015 6:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If there was a theme for this year's Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans, it was 'Brrrrr.' Despite the chilly temperatures, the crowd was thick along St. Charles Avenue, where the route of Zulu, Tuesday's first big parade, merges with Rex, one of the season's most elaborate... more »
  • At least 18 killed in accident involving Carnival float, power line

    February 17, 2015 3:59 AM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least 18 people on a packed Carnival float in Haiti's capital have been electrocuted by a power line. The accident occurred as thousands filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at the scene say someone on the float used a pole... more »
  • Brothers recognize their sister's dream with the Krewe of Comogo Play Video

    February 16, 2015 7:35 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - While forecasted wet weather forced the Krewe of Comogo to roll a day earlier than anticipated, three brothers behind the parade are just happy they still have the chance to honor their sister. It rolled for the third time this year, adding 13 new floats to its... more »
  • Southdowns scares; Spanish Town will be perfect

    February 13, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival is in full swing and fear rolled the streets of the city Friday night. The Krewe of Southdowns paraded on its traditional route. The theme this year was "Phobias." Floats were covered in bumble bees, spiders, needles and clowns. The family-friendly parade was lead... more »
  • Ultimate Mardi Gras Party returns to Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ultimate Mardi Gras Party returns to Baton Rouge for the second time this weekend. It's from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday in North Boulevard Town Square. The event is headlined by Henry Turner, Jr., who joined us on 2une In this morning along with De'Cha... more »
  • It's a party; Carnival rolls into Baton Rouge Friday

    February 6, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival got off to a rumbling start Friday night as the Krewe of Artemis rolled through downtown. The parade moved through downtown shortly after 7 p.m. It was the 13th year of the all-female parade. This year, the theme was "It's always a party with... more »
  • Mardi Gras goes to the dogs in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 2, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival Season has arrived and your four-legged friends want to join the action. Capital Area Welfare Society's Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade is a fun-filled way to spend a day with your pets and family.The parade is this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. In downtown Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Passenger hoisted off cruise ship for medical emergency

    February 1, 2015 4:20 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard reports they airlifted a woman off a cruise ship 184 miles off of the Galveston coast to receive medical attention. Medical Staff on the Carnival Cruise ship Magic called around 9 p.m. Saturday night requesting medical attention for a 51-year-old female passenger who was... more »
  • King Cakes bring in purple, gold, but mostly green Play Video

    January 6, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Carnival season kicks off so does the tradition of the state's guiltiest pleasure: King Cakes. The classic Mardi Gras treat is typically made with cinnamon and icing, but this year some bakeries and donut shops are branching out with some off-the-wall flavors. "I like... more »
  • US cruise ship carrying health care worker returns

    October 19, 2014 10:18 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Carnival Cruise Lines says a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for signs of Ebola has disembarked the Carnival Magic with her husband after the ship returned to port in Galveston, Texas, early this morning and headed home. The cruise line and federal officials have... more »
  • Carnival inks 5-year deal with Port of New Orleans

    July 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At least two Carnival Cruise Lines ships will continue sailing out of the Port of New Orleans year-round through 2019, according to its new five-year contract extension. The new deal, which went into effect July 1, supersedes a three-year extension negotiated in 2013. In addition to the... more »
  • Slidell reviewing Carnival under new rules

    March 8, 2014 11:19 AM

    SLIDELL, La. - Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan says the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations. The City Council adopted a revised parade ordinance in 2013 capping the number of... more »
  • Carnival season gives way to penance Play Video

    March 5, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another Mardi Gras is in the books, but the Lenten season is just beginning. Watch the video to find out when and where you can celebrate this Ash Wednesday. We will have more on WBRZ News2 at Noon. more »
  • Krewes get ready for Southdowns, Spanish Town Play Video

    February 28, 2014 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's Carnival time in Baton Rouge. The Krewe of Southdowns parade rolls through Baton Rouge tonight at 7 p.m., while Spanish Town's parade rolls Saturday at noon. Southdowns members began setting up their party supplies early Friday, putting the finish touches on floats and firing... more »
  • Carnival management shakeup

    November 4, 2013 7:44 PM

    MIAMI- In an effort to rebuild after mishaps that drove customers away, Carnival shook up its management team. Its chief operating officer will now take on a new role as special adviser to the CEO and chairman. Carnival named a new CEO last summer. Carnival is struggling with... more »
  • Man accused of trying to pay for carnival game with pot

    August 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
  • Dock worker's body found after cruise ship incident

    April 12, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay. Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's... more »
  • Winds moved through La. before Triumph broke loose

    April 3, 2013 3:34 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - High winds are being blamed for breaking the Carnival cruise ship Triumph free of its moorings in a south Alabama shipyard Wednesday afternoon. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said the ship drifted and is resting against a cargo vessel. Gulliksen said tugboats and U.S. Coast Guard officials... more »
  • Triumph breaks loose, throws workers into water

    April 3, 2013 2:41 PM

    MOBILE- Media outlets in south Alabama are reporting the Carnival Triumph broke loose from the port where it was moored and drifted across the river. Crew-members may be in the water. According to one report from the sheriff's office, three people went overboard; two were rescued and one is... more »
  • Another Carnival ship experiences problems

    March 15, 2013 8:31 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - For the second time this week, Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships has experienced problems during a cruise. On Friday, the company said a technical issue with one of the ship's thrusters is affecting the sailing speed of the Legend, forcing the cancellation of a... more »
  • Carnival Dream reports problems in St. Maarten

    March 14, 2013 8:35 AM

    MIAMI - A month after a Carnival cruise ship was stranded for five days in the Gulf of Mexico, another of its cruise ships is reporting equipment problems in the Caribbean. A U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman in Miami says Carnival Dream's captain notified the agency of possible trouble with the... more »
  • Carnival to keep sailing out of Orleans port

    February 28, 2013 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Port of New Orleans says Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a three-year extension of its current berthing agreement with the port. Port officials say there will be two Carnival cruise ships sailing year round from New Orleans through at least Feb. 12, 2016. Carnival has two ships... more »
  • Cruise passengers became comrades on trip home

    February 15, 2013 7:45 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones. Instead, they became comrades in a long, exhausting struggle to get home. As ship conditions deteriorated after an engine fire, travelers formed... more »
  • 1st lawsuit already filed in cruise ship mishap

    February 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    MIAMI - The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship that left thousands of passengers in miserable conditions for days. Texas resident Cassie Terry sued Carnival Corp. on Friday in Miami federal court. The suit seeks unspecified damages, saying Terry feared for... more »
  • Bus breakdown causes another cruise headache

    February 15, 2013 11:37 AM

    HOUSTON - Some passengers who fled the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph and left Alabama aboard charter buses suffered yet another setback on their way home when one of the buses broke down. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says a bus got sidelined Friday on the way to New Orleans after... more »
  • Cruise passengers arrive at home port in Texas

    February 15, 2013 8:49 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas- Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are returning to the ship's departure port in South Texas after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire. Buses began arriving at the Port of Galveston on Friday morning after an eight-hour drive... more »
  • Cruise ship passengers arrive at New Orleans hotel

    February 15, 2013 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Passengers from a disabled cruise ship have arrived at a hotel in New Orleans after a days-long odyssey in the Gulf of Mexico that was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors. Buses arrived at the Hilton in New Orleans early today and were greeted... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship arrives in Mobile Bay

    February 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The disabled Carnival cruise liner Triumph finally limped into Mobile Bay this afternoon, but is still hours away from it's final destination. The ship is 30 miles from the terminal, and has to navigate the tricky turns and cross currents in Mobile Bay without power. ... more »
  • Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

    February 14, 2013 1:56 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A disabled Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf Coast stopped its slow return to port after a line attached to one of the boats towing it broke, according to the Coast Guard. Petty Officer William Colclough says the ship will be "dead in the water" as the... more »

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