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Covering a cruise ship disasterupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:42:00

I first saw the Costa Concordia glinting in the winter sun from 20,000 feet as my flight from London made a slow descent on its way to Rome's Fiumicino airport.

Cruise industry expands safety rules in wake of Costa Concordia accidentupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 13:45:00

Still reeling from the Costa Concordia accident in January that left at least 30 passengers dead, two of the largest cruise ship industry organizations have announced new safety policies aimed at helping both passengers and rescuers during an emergency at sea.

Can the Costa Concordia be salvaged?updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 13:45:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the plan to salvage the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship from off the coast of Italy.

Allred new lawyer for Travolta accuserupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:22:00

Gloria Allred is now the attorney for one man accusing John Travolta of sexual harassment.

Cruise worker accuses John Travolta of sex assaultupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:22:00

A cruise ship attendant claimed in a federal lawsuit that John Travolta sexually assaulted him during a Caribbean cruise in 2009, according to court documents filed last week.

Disney cruise ship rescues 4 men off Floridaupdated: Tue May 29 2012 13:50:00

A Disney cruise liner stopped to rescue four men signaling for help near Key West, Florida, a spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday.

Fisherman sues cruise line after 28 days stranded at seaupdated: Mon May 14 2012 16:30:00

An 18-year-old Panamanian fisherman who survived 28 days adrift at sea is suing Princess Cruise Lines, arguing that one of its cruise ship should have stopped and saved him.

Costa Concordia survivors speak outupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 10:35:00

Two Seattle women who were on board the cruise ship that ran aground and sank in Italy are speaking out. KOMO reports.

Cruise ship industry adopts new safety policiesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 10:35:00

In the wake of the deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship accident off the coast of Italy in January, the cruise industry is implementing new safety standards.

Cruise line regrets failure to help stranded Panama fishermenupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 12:42:00

An American cruise line has said it "deeply regrets" the deaths of two Panamanian fishermen amid claims that one of its cruise ships failed to help their stranded boat.

Why cruising is 'safer' since Concordiaupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 12:42:00

CNN's Rob Marciano looks at the safety drills and incentives cruise lines hope will bring passengers back on board.

Cruise ship rescues 23 Cubans at seaupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 18:26:00

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship has rescued 23 Cubans found floating in a boat, the cruise line said. The cruise ship was on a seven-night voyage from Port Everglades, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico.

Power restored to cruise ship hit by engine fire off Indonesiaupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 11:45:00

Engineers have restored propulsion power to a cruise ship carrying about 1,000 people after it was left adrift off Indonesia by an engine fire, cruise company Azamara Club Cruises said.

Divers find 5 more bodies in Costa Concordia wreckageupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 05:36:00

The bodies of five more people killed when the Costa Concordia cruise ship sank were found Thursday, bringing to 30 the number of bodies located, Italian officials said.

Luxury cruise liner involved in collision off Vietnamupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 15:31:00

A luxury cruise ship collided in deep fog with a container ship off Vietnam, punching a hole in the container ship and knocking passengers off their feet, a passenger told CNN Monday.

'Horrifying' ship collisionupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 15:31:00

Cruise ship passengers describe the terrifying moment the vessel collided with a container ship off the coast of Vietnam.

Royal Caribbean chief says big ships are safeupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 22:46:00

The chief executive of Royal Caribbean Cruises has defended the use of big ships, claiming that they are safer and more popular with holidaymakers than the smaller older vessels.

Judge bars consumer, environmental groups in Italian cruise ship inquiryupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 17:33:00

A judge on Saturday barred environmental and consumer groups from participating in a criminal court investigation into the wreck of cruise liner Costa Concordia that killed at least 25 people, attorneys said.

Congress hears testimony on cruise ship accidentupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 18:16:00

Survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise ship accident off the coast of Italy recounted in riveting testimony before Congress on Wednesday that they feared for their lives after the ship hit a reef last month.

Couple recalls cruise ship escapeupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 18:16:00

A couple testifies about their dramatic escape from the Costa Concordia accident before a House subcommittee.

Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resortupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 17:52:00

Twenty-two Carnival Cruise Lines passengers were robbed of valuables and their passports during a shore excursion in the Mexico seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, cruise officials said late Saturday.

Cruise industry adopts new safety policyupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 16:29:00

Cruise lines are now required to conduct passenger safety drills before leaving port, under a rule announced by three cruise industry associations.

Caribbean cruise cut short by illness updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 18:44:00

Passengers on the Crown Princess are coming home early from a Caribbean cruise, thanks to a second nasty outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.

Nearly 500 on 2 Princess cruise ships stricken by Norovirusupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 18:10:00

Nearly 500 cases of Norovirus have been reported on two Florida-based Princess Cruises ships, the cruise line said Sunday.

Woman's body found in wrecked Italy cruise shipupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 15:34:00

A woman's body was found Saturday in the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italian officials said, taking the number of people confirmed dead to 17.

Despite compensation offer, Italian cruise ship survivors sue for damagesupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 21:51:00

A handful of surviving passengers of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship filed a lawsuit against the cruise line on Friday, the same day the company offered each of the hundreds who'd been aboard the vessel a lump sum of 11,000 euros ($14,400).

Couple films chaos on cruise shipupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 08:18:00

An Italian couple who filmed the chaos on the Costa Concordia describe what it was like getting off the sinking ship.

Cruise prices hold steady after Concordiaupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 08:18:00

Less than two weeks after the Costa Concordia cruise disaster, customers are still booking cruises for 2012 -- even as they ask more questions about safety at sea. The cruise industry is in the middle of its "wave season," the first three months of the year when the majority of customers book their cruises.

Costa denies 'unfounded' reports of survivor discountsupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 17:55:00

Costa Cruises is on the defensive again. The cruise line issued a statement Tuesday denying that it offered discounts on future cruises to passengers who were aboard Concordia when it ran aground.

Francesco Schettino: Cruise ship captain in troubled watersupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 12:14:00

Thrust from obscurity to notoriety overnight, Capt. Francesco Schettino is the man at the center of the questions and recriminations over the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.

After sinking, some wonder: Is cruising safe?updated: Wed Jan 18 2012 19:25:00

The possibility of sinking is the last thing you want to think about when booking a carefree vacation at sea.

Is 'wave season' still the best bet for cruise deals?updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:36:00

Getting a killer price on a cruise in the first quarter of the year used to be as common as seeing chocolates dominate store shelves before Valentine's Day, but these days, the rules may be changing.

Businesses cruise more to meetings -- literallyupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 07:44:00

Imagine sitting at a conference roundtable and being able to look out on the turquoise sea for inspiration. At lunch, you steal away to sunbathe on deck. That night, after a featured speaker presentation, you'll watch a cabaret. Tomorrow, you'll spend a few hours on Grand Cayman.

FBI: Dead newborn found in cruise ship cabinupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 14:29:00

The FBI was investigating after a dead newborn baby was found onboard a Carnival cruise ship, authorities said Sunday.

Hurricane season makes cruising trickyupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 14:38:00

The Caribbean doesn't seem like the ideal place for a vacation during hurricane season, yet many travelers take the gamble and book a cruise to the region anyway.

Explosion near cruise ship injures passengersupdated: Tue May 31 2011 15:48:00

A fuel tank exploded on a pier in Gibraltar injuring 12 passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked nearby, according to the cruise line.

Coast Guard searches for missing cruise ship passengerupdated: Wed May 04 2011 03:52:00

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching early Wednesday for a woman who was reported missing from a cruise ship as it sailed from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to San Diego.

Cruise ships at sea safe from tsunami's destructionupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 18:17:00

Friends and family are anxious to connect with cruise passengers in the Pacific as tsunamis spawned by Japan's massive earthquake roll through the ocean.

5 money-saving cruise questions -- and answersupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 08:11:00

The cruising industry has changed rapidly in the past decade. And even if you're an experienced cruiser, you may be in for a few surprises on your next sail (for example, you can now ignore the gratuities line on checks guilt-free!).

Jawbone rekindles cruise ship mysteryupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 16:09:00

If the human jawbone that washed up on a beach in Aruba late last year wasn't Natalee Holloway's, whose was it?

Carnival cancels more cruises on damaged shipupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 12:15:00

Carnival Cruise Lines announced five more cancelled sailings Wednesday on the Carnival Splendor to allow more time to repair the ship damaged by fire last month.

Cruise ship battered in Mediterranean stormupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 22:04:00

A violent storm over the weekend lashed a Royal Caribbean ship trying to get to port in Alexandria, Egypt, injuring nearly 30 passengers, shattering glass and overturning furniture.

Royal Caribbean raises tipping guidelinesupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 14:48:00

You might want to budget a little bit more for your next Royal Caribbean vacation.

Cruise questions: When to buy and moreupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 08:01:00

No matter if it's your first cruise or your 40th, these money-saving pointers and insider tips will have you acting like an old salt in no time. Budget Travel magazine's Trip Coach answers readers' top questions.

Cruise ship returns to portupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:43:00

The disabled Carnival cruise ship that lost power at sea docks in San Diego, California, aided by several tugboats. (NO AUDIO)

Passenger: It was like Gilligan's Islandupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:17:00

Happy to be back on land, passengers stranded aboard a broken-down Carnival cruise ship talk about their experiences.

Some ready for another cruise even after Carnival voyageupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 15:17:00

Even though they were stuck without air conditioning, hot showers and decent meals, some of the passengers who made it off a crippled Carnival Cruise Lines ship said Friday that they would go on a cruise again.

Passengers: Mayo sandwiches, showering in the dark on cruise shipupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 06:59:00

Passengers who disembarked from a Carnival Cruise Lines ship that was towed to port after losing power earlier this week gave mixed reviews on the experience, with several declaring it "an adventure."

Panama to investigate cruise ship fireupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 05:53:00

Panama officials will lead the investigation into what caused a fire in a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, the National Transportation and Safety Board said Thursday.

Crippled cruise ship expected in San Diego Thursdayupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:31:00

Thousands of passengers on a crippled cruise ship being towed to San Diego, California, will disembark Thursday with personal tales from a three-day ordeal that left them without air conditioning and hot showers.

Resupplied cruise ship is being towed to San Diegoupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 22:50:00

A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier resupplied a crippled cruise ship that is slowly being towed to San Diego, California, officials said Tuesday evening.

Cruise line chief: We're in a better placeupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 08:58:00

It's been a good month for Royal Caribbean.

Cruise ship barely squeezes under bridgeupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 07:49:00

It was a tight squeeze for a giant new cruise ship sailing from Europe to its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend.

Is it possible to lose weight on a cruise?updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 07:49:00

Stepping on the scale is the last thing you want to do when you get home from a cruise. It ain't gonna be pretty. All those late-night meals, desserts, fruity drinks -- they add up, and they add pounds.

Cruise ship security bill clears Congressupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 20:26:00

A bill that requires cruise ships to tighten security measures and report alleged crimes is awaiting President Obama's approval.

Woman accused of using cruise line job for burglariesupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 17:36:00

A former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee has been arrested and charged with burglarizing the homes of 24 vacationers who were spending time at sea.

I've fallen and I can't get a cruise refundupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 17:06:00

When Jeff Allen falls and breaks his tibial plateau just before a Carnival cruise, the company offers him a 50 percent cruise credit. But he thinks the company should let him redo the cruise after his surgery. Who's right? And is there anything he could have done to avoid losing his vacation?

Family fun aboard the biggest cruise shipupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 07:09:00

Think family vacation -- on steroids.

Passengers relive fear from cruise shipupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 15:48:00

Sixty passengers on a Carnival Cruise ship were treated for injuries after the boat listed to avoid a submerged buoy.

Illness forces cruise ship to turn back early, delays next tripupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 11:17:00

The Celebrity Mercury cruise ship is returning to port a day early and delaying its next sailing to address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that sickened 350 passengers. The outbreak is the third consecutive outbreak on the ship in a month.

CDC makes no-sail recommendation for cruise shipupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 17:07:00

The Centers for Disease Control is making a no-sail recommendation for at least four full days for the Celebrity Mercury cruise ship to investigate recurring outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, a CDC spokesman said Monday.

How safe is your cruise ship?updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 13:11:00

The terrifying moments on board the Louis Majesty, a cruise ship hit by 26-foot waves off northeast Spain, may be prompting second thoughts among travelers considering a vacation at sea.

Giant waves slam cruise shipupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 09:59:00

CNN's Al Goodman reports the latest details on a cruise ship struck by giant waves that left two passengers dead.

Giant waves hit cruise ship; 2 passengers killedupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 09:59:00

Two passengers aboard a cruise ship were killed when 26-foot waves crashed into the vessel Wednesday off northeast Spain, officials said. Fourteen others were injured.

Louis Majesty docks in Spainupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:00:00

The Louis Majesty Cruise ship returns to Barcelona after being hit by a deadly wave. (No audio)

Virus outbreaks on ships mirror trend on shoreupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 11:18:00

Suffering a bout of gastrointestinal illness in a cramped cruise ship cabin ranks pretty high on the scale of vacation nightmares. And given the bug going around this year, illness at sea is likely to spike.

Cruise ship back in U.S. after 435 get sickupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 10:26:00

A cruise ship returned to Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday after more than 400 passengers got sick during a trip to the Caribbean.

Hundreds remain ill on cruise ship, company saysupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 15:33:00

Some people sickened by an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness on a U.S. cruise ship have recovered, but hundreds remain ill, the cruise company said Wednesday.

More than 400 fall sick on Caribbean cruiseupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 15:31:00

The outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness has spread to more passengers on a U.S. cruise ship, with nearly 450 falling sick while at sea, the cruise company said Tuesday.

Finding cruise deals in a recovering economyupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 10:40:00

The jaw-dropping cruise deals of 2009 have all but dried up. This year travelers will have to work harder to find a way to save on floating escapes.

Cruise ships in Haitiupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 13:41:00

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Chairman and CEO, Adam Goldstein.

Haiti cruise stops draw ire, supportupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 13:41:00

When Catherine Jones recently booked a Royal Caribbean cruise that included a stop in Haiti, she never expected that her vacation would lead to deep soul searching and an emergency family meeting.

Cruise ship forced to dock in Puerto Rico after power outageupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 19:01:00

An American cruise ship returning from a nine-day cruise around the Caribbean unexpectedly docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early Saturday after temporarily losing power earlier, a spokeswoman for Norwegian Cruise Line said.

Sexual assaults on the high seas come under scrutinyupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 11:12:00

It's the midst of peak cruising season, and millions of travelers are eagerly embarking on exotic vacations without thinking they could ever fall victim to a crime at sea.

Search for missing cruise ship passenger unsuccessful so farupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 16:55:00

A cruise ship resumed its voyage to Cozumel, Mexico, on Tuesday after the Coast Guard released it from the search for a 50-year-old woman believed to have fallen overboard late Monday.

Five ways passengers are getting even with cruise linesupdated: Fri May 01 2009 10:55:00

Cruising isn't what it used to be. Just ask Steve Roberts, who recently sailed from Costa Maya, Mexico, to Nassau, Bahamas on the Carnival Glory.

Cruises a floating fun factory for kidsupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 08:07:00

Todd Hawkins never figured himself for a cruising kind of guy. He grew up camping and still loves long road trips. But he got married to someone whose family vacation style couldn't have been more different.

Cruising your way to vacationupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 08:17:00

If you're thinking about an affordable vacation, Pauline Frommer has tips on some great cruise packages.

Cruise discounts still afloatupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 08:17:00

The cruise industry's traditional peak season for promotions and bookings may be drawing to a close, but travelers ready to set sail are still in a good position for savings.

Music cruises connect artists and fansupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 14:41:00

Up on the Lido Deck there is a rockin' band playing another love song.

A fun family voyageupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:59:00

Our ship hadn't quite left port when I handed my teenager a present: a lovely leather-bound notebook with lined pages and a variety of colorful pens. His mission was to keep a cruise journal, a tell-all, remember-the-moments account of his days (and nights) on the high seas.

Cruise ship employee missingupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 19:39:00

The Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship employee who fell overboard off Florida's east coast.

Coast Guard searches sea for cruise ship workerupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 19:39:00

The Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship employee who fell overboard early Thursday off Florida's east coast.

Luxury cruise ship outruns piratesupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 16:07:00

A 30,000-ton luxury cruise ship outran pirates off the coast of Yemen this weekend, the ship's owner said Monday.

Sea change ahead: Choosing a greener cruiseupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 11:21:00

While cruise lines have drawn criticism from eco-watchdogs for years, addressing environmental issues has become one of the industry's top priorities.

Ike hits Turks and Caicosupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 12:47:00

Hurricane Ike roared across the Turks and Caicos Islands as a ferocious Category 4 storm.

iReporters share worst vacation nightmaresupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 11:14:00

Vacation season is nearly over, and kids are returning to school with the telltale tans and smiles that mean they had a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Riots Halting Haitian Tourism Growthupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 10:00:00

Violence in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince is holding back the nation's dreams of building a viable tourism industry, despite its success in neighboring Caribbean nations

Troubleshooter: Help! Princess confiscated my cognacupdated: Tue May 06 2008 16:49:00

When Jerry Leonard and his wife transfer from their cruise ship to a train, they give Princess their luggage, which includes a bottle of Cognac. The luggage is lost and later found, but the cruise line confiscates the Cognac. Should it replace the bottle -- or is he out of luck?

Taking the kids: A kid's-eye view of cruisingupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 12:11:00

What's not to like -- from a kid's perspective anyway.

How to choose your cruiseupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 11:28:00

There are more than 160 ships in the fleets of the 24 major cruise lines and more than 7,500 itineraries, from Alaska to Zanzibar. So how do you decide which one most suits your style? Follow these 10 steps to ensure smooth sailing:

13 ways to save money on a cruiseupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 11:42:00

Thinking of taking a cruise? Then you picked the right time -- and you're reading the right story.

Best cruises for kids from toddlers to teensupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 18:02:00

Happy family cruises are all alike because they allow parents and kids to each be happy in his or her own way. A parent of a toddler, for instance, might be happiest with a cruise that provides trustworthy child-care services at flexible hours. Children, of course, have their own priorities. A teen, say, will probably want lots of activities for socializing after 10 P.M.

Family cruises, easy as 1-2-3updated: Wed Dec 05 2007 14:03:00

It's increasingly popular--and surprisingly affordable--to set sail with the kids in tow. Find out ways to save when planning, booking, and cruising.

Passengers, crew flee shipupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 11:26:00

Survivors talk about their escape from the Explorer, which sank in waters off Antarctica. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Travel Troubleshooter: Separated on my flightupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 09:44:00

His mother is scheduled to fly to Hawaii with his aunt and cousin, where they plan to board a cruise. But hours before they leave, Lawrence Dean Parrish finds out that their flight schedules have been changed. Now his mother, who is 74 and suffers from glaucoma, is flying solo and his aunt and cousin are on another flight. Neither the travel agency nor the cruise line will help. Is her vacation sunk?

Tropical Storm Noel claims 48 lives, threatens Floridaupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 00:58:00

Tropical Storm Noel, which has killed at least 48 people, was moving away from the Cuban coast late Wednesday and strengthening over warm waters, prompting tropical storm watches to be issued for South Florida.

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