CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2006 |
Almost a year after her 24-year-old daughter died of a methadone overdose while aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, Jamie Barnett is still seeking answers: How did her fervently anti-drug daughter Ashley wind up ingesting a drug? Did a cruise ship carrying hundreds of passengers have limited medical personnel? And, on a trip filled with hundreds of partying young people, was Carnival unprepared for a medical emergency involving drugs?
February 22, 2013 |
The misadventure of the Carnival Triumph cruise in the Gulf of Mexico has provoked several passenger lawsuits and a storm of bad publicity, including horror stories about overflowing toilets and long food lines. But if you think the debacle might lead to heavily discounted cruise rates this summer, think again. Demand for cruise vacations remains strong enough that industry experts predict no sizable fare cuts this summer and fall. However, Carnival Cruise Lines, operator of the ill-fated ship, is among firms offering deals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2012 |
Twenty-two guests on the Carnival Splendor cruise ship out of Long Beach were robbed at gunpoint in Mexico last week as they traveled by bus from a nature hike in the jungle to the Mexican port city of Puerto Vallarta, according to cruise ship officials and local media reports. Hooded gunmen intercepted the tourists' bus about 5 p.m. Thursday as it returned from the pueblo of El Nogalito, known for its trail through the jungle, according to the Mexican newspapers El Norte and La Jornada.
February 15, 2013 |
If the catastrophe on the Carnival Triumph has you thinking you will stay clear of all Carnival cruises in the future, good luck. Carnival Corp., the Miami-based parent company for Carnival Cruise Lines, controls nearly 50% of the cruise market through 10 cruise line brands around the world. Other brands under Carnival Corp.'s ownership are Princess Cruises, Holland American Line and Costa. The biggest of its brands is Carnival Cruise Lines, which is the world's most popular cruise line, serving about 21% of the market, according to Cruisemarketwatch.com, a website that tracks the industry.
September 10, 2013 |
The 1,350-passenger cruise ship Veendam will return to Mazatlan, Mexico, in November, the first major cruise ship in the last two years to stop at the Pacific Coast port. And others will follow. Mariachis will play, the governor will speak and a grand fiesta will take place as passengers disembark from the Veendam, a Holland-America Line vessel. In 2010-11 industry giants Carnival Cruise Lines , Princess Cruises , Norweigian Cruise Line , Disney Cruise Line and Holland-America stopped calling at the port.
January 18, 2012 |
Before the ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy's Tuscan coast with 4,200 passengers aboard, the cruise industry had been enjoying smooth sailing and a bright future. Now, safety concerns could cloud sunny industry forecasts. The $40-billion industry has been growing steadily over the last few years, thanks in part to an improving economy and the construction of new ships, including several "mega ships," complete with shops and nightclubs. The worldwide cruise industry carried an estimated 16 million passengers in 2011, an 8% increase over 2010, and is expected to grow 6% in 2012, according to the Cruise Line International Assn., a trade group for the world's biggest cruise companies.