September 1, 2006 |
Spending related to cruises run by Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and other lines grew at the slowest pace in at least six years as fewer new ships were launched. Cruise ships traveling to and from U.S. ports and their passengers pumped $32.4 billion into the U.S. economy, a 7.9% increase, the International Council of Cruise Lines said in a report. Passengers traveling from U.S. ports rose 6.3% to 8.6 million last year, less than half the rate of growth in 2004.
March 7, 2004
News flash for Beverly Beyette ["A Royal Entrance," Feb. 22]: People no longer travel with a seven-piece set of matching luggage, men no longer wear suits while journeying and women now travel without matching outfits with purse. One of the reasons that cruises have become so popular is that the former stodgy and regimented dress and social codes have given way to casual attire and free-choice dining. Why on Earth would someone who never wears a suit and tie want to dress formally on a cruise?
July 7, 2009 |
The nation's cruise ship industry, in a turnaround from its long-standing position that no additional government oversight is needed, endorsed proposed federal safety legislation Monday, paving the way for increased security measures on cruise ships. Cruise Lines International Assn., the industry's chief lobbying and advocacy organization representing 24 member cruise lines, sent a letter of support to Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), one of the bill's sponsors.
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June 3, 2003 |
Environmentalists protested the docking of a cruise ship Monday, alleging it will generate huge amounts of sewage, wastewater garbage and air pollution in San Francisco Bay. Activists contend the Crystal Harmony, docked at Pier 35, was not allowed to dock in Monterey because it allegedly dumped waste in a marine sanctuary.
March 17, 1999 |
Is there a Disney cruise in California's future? Could be, according to officials in Florida, where the company operates the 83,000-ton Disney Magic and has scheduled the maiden voyage of another cruise ship, Disney Wonder, for Aug. 15. West Coast routes have always been part of long-term expansion discussions, several Walt Disney Co. officials said. For the short-term, though, the focus is on Florida, where ship construction delays in Italy have complicated the company's new venture.
June 4, 2006 |
WHY do cruise lines charge so little for their repositioning cruises? Savvy travelers can find prices as low as $53 to $60 a day for everything: transportation, accommodations, meals, entertainment and more. It's because a repositioning cruise spends many days at sea without port stops and is therefore anathema to many American travelers. People flock to the port-a-day sailings that dock every morning in a nondescript seaside city that's decked out like a shopping mall.
August 2, 2012 |
Though there was little doubt as to the outcome of Real Madrid's exhibition match against the Galaxy, 30,317 fans paid admission to see a show Thursday night at the Home Depot Center. And a show they saw. Flashbulbs flickered and the crowd buzzed throughout the match's 90 minutes as Real Madrid beat the Galaxy for the third consecutive year, 5-1. "I think tonight was a great night for fans," Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena said. "I don't think anybody's expectation was that the Galaxy would be on the level of Real Madrid.
August 18, 2012 |
TUCSON — In its season opener, Encino Crespi faced a stern test from a quality opponent Saturday night and passed with flying colors. Senior quarterback Cody Cordell completed 17 of 25 passes for 240 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Celts overcame three first-half turnovers and cruised to a 35-20 victory over Salpointe Catholic in Tucson. Sophomore Okalani Langi rushed for 142 yards in 20 carries and caught a 12-yard swing pass for Crespi's first touchdown.
February 5, 2003 |
An outbreak of viral infections similar to those that hit cruise ships in the Caribbean and Alaska cut short a Hawaiian cruise Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 passengers from the Sun Princess ready to be flown home from Honolulu. Only about 100 passengers stayed with the ship as it left for Los Angeles shortly after noon Tuesday, said Princess Cruises spokesman Tom Dow in Honolulu. They included about 50 passengers who were still sick and another 50 who apparently feared flying more than the illness.
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February 16, 1988 |
The parents of a Santa Monica man suspected of pushing his wife of one week over the side of a cruise ship said Monday that the couple "acted like lovebirds" virtually from the moment they met little more than a year ago. "He kept telling her, 'I love you, but I have no money,' and she would always answer, 'I love you and we don't need any money,' " Sy Roston said in a telephone interview from his Florida home.