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  • 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 »
  • Royal Caribbean to leave Port of New Orleans

    June 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Miami-based Royal Caribbean International will end cruise ship service from the Port of New Orleans next year. The announcement comes despite an increase in cruise passenger traffic to the port in recent years. Janet Diaz, a spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean, said in a state that the... more »
  • Fire breaks out aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship

    May 27, 2013 8:27 AM

    MIAMI- A fire has been reported aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was on its way to the Bahamas. According to the cruise line's Twitter account and Facebook page, the fire happened Monday morning aboard the ship Grandeur of the Seas and was quickly extinguished. Royal Caribbean says passengers... more »
  • Disabled Carnival ship leaves Alabama port

    May 8, 2013 3:20 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following an engine room fire. The cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from the fire. Triumph is now headed to... 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 »
  • FBI looks at cruise ship death out of Baltimore

    March 26, 2013 10:05 AM

    BALTIMORE - Royal Caribbean says the FBI is investigating a death aboard one of its cruise ships. The Enchantment of the Seas returned to Baltimore as scheduled Monday after a 62-year-old woman was found dead in her cabin Sunday. Royal Caribbean says it contacted the FBI and local... 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 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 »
  • Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak

    February 18, 2013 2:07 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- A leak in a fuel engine return line is to blame for a fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, that's according to the Coast Guard. The fire paralyzed the ship, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile. It... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Expected arrival of disabled ship is pushed back

    February 14, 2013 10:27 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A Carnival spokesman says the towing of a disabled cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is taking longer than anticipated. Spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the Triumph is now expected to arrive alongside the cruise terminal in Mobile between 8 and... more »
  • "Costa Concordia" salvage plans

    May 18, 2012 11:23 AM

    ROME - The head of a U.S.-owned marine salvage company chosen to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the waters off Tuscany is predicting the vessel will be ready for towing by early next year. Capt. Richard Habib is the managing director of Titan Salvage. ... more »
  • 3 more bodies found in Concordia cruise wreck

    March 22, 2012 11:35 AM

    GIGLIO, Italy- An Italian official says searchers have found three bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in January. Thursday's development raises to 28 the number of bodies found. Four people remain missing and are presumed dead. Franco Gabrielli,... more »
  • How to save money on your vacation Play Video

    March 8, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travel agents estimate the cost of a plane ticket could go up 10 percent before Memorial Day, along with up to $100 fuel surcharges for cruises, thanks to gas prices. Some have forecast gas to jump to $5 a gallon by the end of the summer. ... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship docks in Seychelles port

    March 1, 2012 4:12 AM

    VICTORIA, Seychelles - A disabled cruise ship has docked in a Seychelles port after three days at sea without power. Passengers lined the railings and a few began to clap as the Costa Allegra drew close to the crowded dock Thursday morning. The Seychelles Red Cross has set up several... more »
  • Italy officials: Divers find 8 bodies in cruise ship wreckage

    February 22, 2012 11:05 AM

    ROME- Italian authorities say divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship have spotted four more bodies in a submerged section of a passenger deck. The national civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation, said the bodies were sighted Wednesday afternoon, a few hours after four other bodies were... more »
  • Norovirus outbreak delays cruise ship

    February 6, 2012 3:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Port of New Orleans says a stomach virus outbreak delayed the departure of the cruise ship "Voyager of the Sea" this weekend. Spokesman Chris Bonura says the ship left a couple hours late Saturday. State epidemiologist Raoult Ratard says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... more »
  • Tom Cruise movie headed to Louisiana

    February 3, 2012 2:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Universal Pictures has had such a good run making movies in Louisiana that the studio is returning next month for its next big project - an action thriller with sci-fi elements that will star Tom Cruise. While film details have been kept so under wraps that... more »
  • Ship aground off Italy; 3 bodies found

    January 14, 2012 5:08 PM

    PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy - The number of people missing after a luxury cruise liner ran aground off the coast of Italy last night has dropped to about 40. Authorities and port officials have been carefully matching names on the cruise ship's list of passengers and crew with those of... more »
  • Norwegian Spirit headed to new homeport in NO

    November 5, 2010 5:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Spirit will arrive Sunday in New Orleans, where it will be homeported. The 2,000-passenger vessel will do weekly cruises to the western Caribbean through April 2012. The ship will call at ports in Mexico, Belize and Honduras. more »
  • Seattle line plans cruises on Mississippi River

    June 21, 2010 5:27 AM

    A Seattle cruise line plans Mississippi River excursions next year, with routes between New Orleans and Memphis, and between Memphis and Nashville. Cruise West says the 207-foot Spirit of America will leave New Orleans on March 19, 2011, for an eight-day trip to Memphis. The ship will leave Memphis for... more »

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