SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a fire aboard a cruise ship carrying nearly 3,000 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle. Holland America says that there were no injuries among the guests and crew of the MS Westerdam following the blaze Saturday night. The company says in... more »
Passengers on the Carnival Triumph are in close quarters and with reports of sewage issues and deteriorating conditions on board, the threat of illness is a strong possibility.
For nearly four days, passengers have experienced what they say are miserable conditions. Lafayette Doctor Indria Gautam says one of the... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A stomach virus outbreak delayed the departure of the cruise ship "Voyager of the Seas" from New Orleans in one of three outbreaks of illness aboard U.S.-based cruise ships reported over the weekend. The 15-deck, 3,100-passenger Royal Caribbean Cruises ship was delayed in leaving Saturday for... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says the stricken cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers is on course to rendezvous with several more tug boats off the coast of California. Petty officer Rachel Polish says the ship is being pulled by tugs and should reach the meeting site about... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a second tug boat is hooking up to a stranded cruise ship that's being towed to San Diego. An engine fire Monday cut power to the Carnival Splendor, carrying nearly 4,500 passengers and crew on a Mexican Riviera cruise. Supplies were... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Royal Caribbean International says it will homeport its liner Voyager of the Seas in New Orleans beginning in 2011. Port officials said it would be the largest cruise ship ever based in the city. Voyager of the Seas is 1,020 feet long and can carry up to... more »