August 2, 2004 |
A small cruise ship catering to eco-tourists was seriously damaged after running aground in the Aleutian Islands. The accident Saturday night punctured the 340-foot Clipper Odyssey's forward fuel tank, a Coast Guard official said. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Corr said about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the ruptured tank. Fishing boats and a freighter transported the 122 passengers and 31 crew members to Unalaska, Lt. Asheley Bodkin said.
May 31, 1990 |
Radisson Hotels International plans to operate a $125-million luxury cruise ship--the company's first--with prices to match. It hopes that the 354-passenger vessel with unusually large guest suites and other amenities will appeal to travelers willing to pay $600 a day. Diamond Cruise Ltd. of Helsinki, Finland, will own the ship, which will be launched in 1992. Radisson, part of the Hospitality Group of Minnetonka-based Carlson Cos., will manage it.
September 15, 1996 |
The Federal Aviation Administration has dropped a new security order that required airlines to search the bags of passengers arriving from cruise ships. The order was dropped after it caused long lines and big delays at Miami International Airport. It required airlines to inspect any baggage that had been out of owners' sight.
September 17, 2001 |
The Coast Guard stopped a Royal Caribbean cruise ship from coming into Miami while it swept the port after finding a security breach in the Port of Miami's passenger terminal. The three-hour delay reflected heightened security at airports and ports around the country since four passenger planes were hijacked Tuesday. The Coast Guard said an open door was discovered leading to secure areas late Saturday. Officers conducted a security sweep overnight.
November 19, 1988 |
Exploration Cruise Lines, which operates five ocean cruisers, has filed for protection from its creditors and has canceled all voyages not under way in a legal dispute with its parent company, Anheuser-Busch Cos. Voyages to Tahiti and the Caribbean scheduled to end this weekend will be the company's last cruises for now. New cruises due to start this weekend from San Francisco, Puerto Rico, Tahiti, Panama and Mexico have been canceled.
June 7, 2004 |
The cruise ship Island Princess left Whittier after the vessel was scrubbed down following an outbreak last week that sickened more than 400 passengers and crew members. The Princess Cruises ship was heading to Vancouver, Canada, with a new set of passengers, cruise line officials said. On the previous voyage, 375 passengers and 49 crew members complained of Norwalk virus-like symptoms, said Julie Benson, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman.
June 24, 2001
Here is a listing of cruise lines, their ships, telephone numbers and Internet addresses. Many cruise companies prefer to sell cruises through travel agents. So when it comes to actually booking a cruise, it's best to do so through an agent who specializes in cruises. Abercrombie & Kent: (800) 323-7308 http://www.abercrombiekent.
September 3, 2003 |
A cruise across the North Atlantic was cut short after more than 300 passengers and crew members became sick with a highly contagious stomach virus that caused vomiting and diarrhea. Only two passengers remained ill when the Regal Princess docked in New York City one day earlier than scheduled, said Steve Nielsen of Princess Cruises.
February 14, 1988 |
FBI and Coast Guard officials Saturday night were investigating the drowning of a newlywed woman who fell off a cruise ship earlier in the morning, authorities said. The victim's husband was detained for questioning. Coast Guard Officer Elizabeth Fleming reported that investigators had found "a piece of scalp and some possessions" on the deck where the 27-year-old woman had fallen. Fleming said there was "a possible struggle."
February 13, 1989 |
Aloha Pacific Cruises, a tour company based in Virginia that operates the liner SS Monterey between California and Hawaii, will file for protection from its creditors after efforts to keep the company afloat failed. Aloha's chief operating officer, John Broughan, said the company would seek protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code because of "severe cash shortages and because efforts to obtain additional financing were unsuccessful."