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  • You could get money for those annoying 'free cruise' calls

    August 17, 2017 12:07 PM

    CHICAGO- Anyone who received a robocall offering free cruises from 2009 through 2014 may be eligible for a payout. The money is from the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Resort Marketing Group. The suit claims RMG broke the law when it robocalled consumers without permission of cruise... more »
  • La. passengers aboard cruise ship experiencing problems in Gulf of Mexico

    August 11, 2017 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Passengers from Louisiana with access to the internet shared pictures and messages about their cruise ship breaking down in the gulf this week. A message thread from one passenger started Thursday with a post about being “at a dead stop in the middle of the gulf.”... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Taxpayers foot the bill for EBR COA employees' cruise Play Video

    June 7, 2017 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The WBRZ Investigative Unit found taxpayers foot the bill for an annual trip for four employees at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to go on an all-expenses-paid cruise last year. The employees who were called chaperones did not use vacation time during the trip. The Carnival... more »
  • Coast Guard ends search of Gulf for cruise ship crewmember

    April 25, 2017 8:24 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - The Coast Guard is giving up its search of a section of the Gulf of Mexico for a crewmember missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. In a statement, the Coast Guard says it suspended its search for Norman DeCastro around midday Tuesday. That was after it... more »
  • Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of Acapulco

    March 27, 2017 10:01 PM

    MEXICO CITY - The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns." The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual tourism fair that officials hope... more »
  • Coast Guard removes injured woman from New Orleans cruise ship

    February 13, 2017 5:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Coast Guard removed an injured 71-year-old woman and her husband from a cruise ship heading down the Mississippi River to an emergency medical crew on shore. The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn called for help at 7 p.m. Sunday after the woman's shoulder was injured. It did... more »
  • Coast Guard evacuates woman from cruise ship

    December 19, 2016 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Coast Guard officials say they evacuated a 60-year-old woman from a cruise ship off the Louisiana coast to get her emergency medical attention. The Coast Guard said in a statement that the rescue happened early Monday morning, about 14 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Authorities... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • OU: Frat learned racist chant on SAE cruise

    March 27, 2015 2:03 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership. OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation... more »
  • American Cruise Lines to base new boat in New Orleans

    February 20, 2015 3:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans. Timothy Beebe, the company's vice president, said Thursday the new boat will help meet the growth in demand for river cruises. Construction of the 150-passenger American Eagle was recently... 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 »
  • Cruise ship delayed due to flood from broken pipe

    January 25, 2015 2:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A broken water pipe flooded some electrical equipment and caused a delay in departure for a cruise ship slated to leave New Orleans. Royal Caribbean International said Saturday it happened on the Serenade of the Seas. The cruise line said the ship's critical systems, including navigation, were... more »
  • Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    November 24, 2014 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week,... 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 »

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