February 3, 1985 |
For many years, the ocean and the desert have shared literary allusions and imagery. Dunes are "waves of sand," for instance, and camels are "ships of the desert." It is not too surprising, then, that a company whose basic work is sending passenger vessels across the high seas should become involved in the operation of a modern desert caravansary.
August 24, 1999 |
U.S. cruise giant Carnival Corp., which last year took control of Cunard Line, said Monday that it has held talks with the parent of Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises, a smaller rival in the world's consolidating leisure-cruising sector. A Carnival spokesman gave no details of the talks, but London's Mail on Sunday newspaper said Miami-based Carnival had offered $11 billion to buy London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation.
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.
June 23, 1999 |
Princess Cruises, the world's third-largest cruise line, will consolidate operations in Valencia in early 2001, moving its corporate headquarters from Century City to about 160,000 square feet of space leased from Newhall Land & Farming Co. The consolidation comes as Princess embarks on a $3-billion shipbuilding program that will nearly double its size. The line has three ships on order and on Tuesday announced plans for four more. It currently operates nine ships.
June 24, 2012 |
Question: We were scheduled to embark March 18 on a southern Caribbean cruise with Princess Cruises. Princess canceled the cruise March 15 because of a mechanical failure. Although we were given a refund for the cost of the cruise, Princess would not refund the cost of the airfare, booked separately, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Per a telephone conversation two weeks ago, I was told that they would refund only the airline change fee. I find this unacceptable. Can anything be done?
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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.
September 5, 2013 |
The world's largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels. Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to capture soot from 32 cruise ships over the next three years under a tentative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard, the EPA and Carnival announced Thursday. Instead of using cleaner, but more expensive, low-sulfur fuel to cut emissions, some of Carnival's ships will be outfitted with pollution-trapping technology used for years in power plants, factories and vehicles.
June 13, 2013 |
Melissa McCarthy has finally responded to a scathing review of her acting and body image from New York Observer film critic Rex Reed. The film critic trashed the "Identity Thief" star in April in his review of the zany comedy that costars Jason Bateman as a victim of McCarthy's felonious identity-stealing con artist. Reed described the Emmy Award-winning "Mike & Molly" star as "cacophonous," "tractor-sized," a "humongous creep" and a "hippo" in the review. REVIEW: Laughs stolen in 'Identity Thief' "Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success," Reed wrote . "Poor Jason Bateman.
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.