Water Line Break Floods Staterooms, Hallway Aboard Carnival Dream

A water line break aboard the Carnival cruise ship Carnival Dream had some passengers on the 9th deck fearing the worst as their hallway flooded with water up to ankle high. Carnival Cruise Line released a statement confirming that 50 staterooms on the Carnival Dream were flooded when a water line broke Thursday evening during a seven-night Caribbean cruise. Carnival said … [Read more...]

U.S. Lawmaker Calls for Cruise Ship Passenger ‘Bill of Rights’

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday called on the cruise ship industry to voluntarily adopt a new "Bill of Rights" to protect cruise ship passengers following a recent spate of high profile incidents. The proposed bill of rights would provide passengers with the right to backup power, sanitation, timely information updates, and emergency and medical services. It would … [Read more...]

Carnival Cuts Forecasts As Incidents Mount

By Phil Wahba March 15 (Reuters) - Cruise operator Carnival Corp, grappling with a series of recent headline-grabbing mishaps involving its ships, said on Friday it returned to profitability in the latest quarter but cut its revenue and profit forecast for the year. Carnival, whose Carnival, Holland America and Costa lines make it the world's largest cruise operator, … [Read more...]

Another Carnival Cruise Ship Having Issues

With its entire fleet under a microscope, Carnival Corporation said Friday that another one of its cruise ships, the Carnival Legend, is experiencing technical issues while on the last leg of a seven-day Caribbean cruise and will be heading home to Tampa. "Carnival Legend is experiencing a technical issue with one of the ship’s Azipod units that is affecting the … [Read more...]