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May 16, 1991 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
The cruise ship Ecstasy, that is, which has been docked for the past two days at the Holt Terminal, Packer and Delaware avenues. That's Mickey Arison, chairman of Carnival Cruise Lines, which owns the $275 million, 2,600- passenger liner, one of the four largest cruise ships in the world as well as the newest. The superliner is scheduled to weigh anchor this morning for Miami.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2012
Each fall, Cruise Critic, an online cruise guide, reveals its Editors' Picks Awards in 25 categories. They complement the Cruisers' Choice Awards, which are announced in the spring, based on travelers' critiques. The following are the Editors' Picks winners. See the entire list at www.cruisecritic.com . Best new ship: Disney Dream Best for luxury: Seabourn Cruise Line Best for first-timers: Princess Cruises Best for families: Royal Caribbean Best itineraries: Azamara Best for adventure: Lindblad Best river cruise line: Viking River Cruises Best value for money: Carnival Cruise Lines Best for dining: Celebrity Cruises Best buffet: Norwegian Cruise Line  
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico. The company's announcement on Wednesday came as the Triumph was being towed to a port in Mobile, Ala., with more than 4,000 people on board, some of whom have complained to relatives that conditions on the ship are dismal and that they have limited access to food and bathrooms.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Judy Fitzpatrick, Associated Press
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Passengers from the cruise ship Carnival Dream headed to the airport Thursday instead of sailing home after a generator problem halted their trip in the latest maintenance headache for the world's largest cruise line. The Dream was in St. Maarten on the final stop of a Caribbean cruise when the crew announced it would not be sailing home to Port Canaveral, Fla., because of a mechanical issue with a diesel generator, passengers said. Carnival Cruise Lines said the problem with the backup emergency diesel generator was discovered during a test Wednesday.
NEWS
October 2, 2005
Of all the boondoggles to emerge after Hurricane Katrina - caravans of ice to nowhere, huge no-bid contracts for politically connected firms - one of the most exasperating for taxpayers is the steep cost of Ecstasy, Sensation and Holiday. Those are three cruise ships owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, they could become as well known as the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. The federal government is paying Carnival $236 million to use these ships for six months to house evacuees and relief workers.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2008 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jay Himelstein's cruise isn't due to set sail until spring, but he's already feeling queasy. The Jackson, N.J., accountant is one of possibly thousands of people whose vacations are in jeopardy now that the travel agency they booked with has gone out of business. Cruise Value Center, which operated from East Brunswick, N.J., but had a national sales presence via the Internet, shut down on Monday. One of its owners told a New Jersey Better Business Bureau official yesterday that the company's Web site - www.mycruisevalue.
NEWS
May 31, 2006 | By Christine Schiavo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After four drinks and an argument with his wife, a Plumstead Township man jumped from the balcony of a cruise ship off Bermuda as his two young sons watched, the U.S. Coast Guard said yesterday. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, 35, jumped from the Carnival Legend about 1 a.m. Saturday and has not been found. The Coast Guard searched the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles off the coast of Bermuda for more than a day before suspending the operation at 6 p.m. Sunday. If new information comes to light, the search will resume, Petty Officer Christopher Evanson said.
NEWS
January 16, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
GIGLIO, ITALY - Maritime authorities, passengers and mounting evidence pointed yesterday toward the captain of a cruise liner that ran aground and capsized off the Tuscan coast, amid accusations that he abandoned ship before everyone was safely evacuated and was showing off when he steered the vessel far too close to shore. Divers searching the murky depths of the partially submerged Costa Concordia found the bodies of two elderly men still in their life jackets, bringing the confirmed death toll to five.
NEWS
December 29, 1996 | By Donald D. Groff, FOR THE INQUIRER
The popular Waikiki district of Honolulu is in line for a face-lift after the passage of an ordinance to encourage renovation of hotels that, proponents of the law say, have grown dowdy with age and threaten Waikiki's appeal to tourists. The city council this month approved amendments to a Waikiki master plan, enacted in 1976, that encourage renovations and allow buildings to be built higher in exchange for appealing designs with more open areas at ground level. The changes are needed, advocates said, to spruce up Waikiki and prevent it from developing a reputation as a seedy place.
NEWS
July 7, 1996 | By Donald D. Groff, FOR THE INQUIRER
Transatlantic air travel - including new USAir service between Philadelphia and three European capitals - is booming this summer, say airline officials and travel agents, so much so that finding a seat on a particular date may be a challenge for anyone who hasn't booked well ahead of time. While summer is traditionally the busiest time for U.S.-European travel, the forthcoming Atlanta Olympics, new service, and some fare promotions are helping to fill many flights. "Mid-July to mid-August, it's tough finding transatlantic seats," said Jane Appenbrink, an agent with Travel One in Ardmore.
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January 24, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
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NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Judy Fitzpatrick, Associated Press
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Passengers from the cruise ship Carnival Dream headed to the airport Thursday instead of sailing home after a generator problem halted their trip in the latest maintenance headache for the world's largest cruise line. The Dream was in St. Maarten on the final stop of a Caribbean cruise when the crew announced it would not be sailing home to Port Canaveral, Fla., because of a mechanical issue with a diesel generator, passengers said. Carnival Cruise Lines said the problem with the backup emergency diesel generator was discovered during a test Wednesday.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled a dozen more planned voyages aboard the Triumph and acknowledged that the crippled ship had been plagued by other mechanical problems in the weeks before an engine-room fire left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico. The company's announcement on Wednesday came as the Triumph was being towed to a port in Mobile, Ala., with more than 4,000 people on board, some of whom have complained to relatives that conditions on the ship are dismal and that they have limited access to food and bathrooms.
TRAVEL
April 1, 2012 | By Carol Pucci, SEATTLE TIMES
Cruise lines are using two-for-one deals, onboard ship credits, discounted airfares, "free" gratuities, even chocolate-dipped strawberries to jump-start business as they cope with a tsunami of bad news this year. First came safety fears raised by the January shipwreck of the Costa Concordia in Italy, then a fire aboard a sister ship, the Costa Allegra, in the Indian Ocean in late February. An outbreak of the norovirus forced a Princess Cruises ship to return to port. A group of cruise-ship passengers were robbed while on a nature hike near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2012
Each fall, Cruise Critic, an online cruise guide, reveals its Editors' Picks Awards in 25 categories. They complement the Cruisers' Choice Awards, which are announced in the spring, based on travelers' critiques. The following are the Editors' Picks winners. See the entire list at www.cruisecritic.com . Best new ship: Disney Dream Best for luxury: Seabourn Cruise Line Best for first-timers: Princess Cruises Best for families: Royal Caribbean Best itineraries: Azamara Best for adventure: Lindblad Best river cruise line: Viking River Cruises Best value for money: Carnival Cruise Lines Best for dining: Celebrity Cruises Best buffet: Norwegian Cruise Line  
NEWS
January 16, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
GIGLIO, ITALY - Maritime authorities, passengers and mounting evidence pointed yesterday toward the captain of a cruise liner that ran aground and capsized off the Tuscan coast, amid accusations that he abandoned ship before everyone was safely evacuated and was showing off when he steered the vessel far too close to shore. Divers searching the murky depths of the partially submerged Costa Concordia found the bodies of two elderly men still in their life jackets, bringing the confirmed death toll to five.
NEWS
June 20, 2010 | By Christopher Elliott, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES
Question: My partner and I were recently booked on a cruise to the Caribbean through Carnival Cruise Lines. It was to be our first cruise, and we were so excited. Unfortunately, we had some extremely bad luck. We flew to Miami two days early to spend some time there before the cruise. That first evening, I slipped and fell on some wet plywood that had been placed in a public park. I broke my tibial plateau into several pieces - an injury that required immediate surgery. So we had to cancel the cruise and fly home.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2008 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jay Himelstein's cruise isn't due to set sail until spring, but he's already feeling queasy. The Jackson, N.J., accountant is one of possibly thousands of people whose vacations are in jeopardy now that the travel agency they booked with has gone out of business. Cruise Value Center, which operated from East Brunswick, N.J., but had a national sales presence via the Internet, shut down on Monday. One of its owners told a New Jersey Better Business Bureau official yesterday that the company's Web site - www.mycruisevalue.
NEWS
May 31, 2006 | By Christine Schiavo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After four drinks and an argument with his wife, a Plumstead Township man jumped from the balcony of a cruise ship off Bermuda as his two young sons watched, the U.S. Coast Guard said yesterday. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, 35, jumped from the Carnival Legend about 1 a.m. Saturday and has not been found. The Coast Guard searched the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles off the coast of Bermuda for more than a day before suspending the operation at 6 p.m. Sunday. If new information comes to light, the search will resume, Petty Officer Christopher Evanson said.
NEWS
October 5, 2005
Unfair to cruise line Re: "Cruising to a boondoggle," editorial, Oct. 2: I think The Inquirer went far out of its way to trash Carnival Cruise Lines. Carnival didn't solicit the Federal Emergency Management Agency to use its ships. FEMA was not restricted to Carnival; it could have gone to any number of ship lines. Carnival is not responsible for how many people are occupying the ships, but it is definitely responsible to shareholders for the actions it takes and their financial impact.
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