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Passengers on Gross Cruise Suing for $5K a Month —for Life

33 passengers involved in first suit to go before a judge

(Newser) - The passengers suing Carnival over the doomed February 2013 " poop cruise " were so traumatized by their experience on the boat, they want $5,000 in damages per month—for life. There are 33 passengers suing over the trip, in which the Carnival Triumph drifted for days without power,... More »

6-Year-Old Drowns on Carnival Cruise

Was in the pool with his older brother

(Newser) - More tough news for Carnival : A 6-year-old boy has drowned in one of the cruise line's pools while at sea. The company says in a statement that the Carnival Victory ship was on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise yesterday when the boy drowned. He was at... More »

Carnival Will Pay Unhappy Passengers to Abandon Ship

Cruise line offers refund plus 10% in first 24 hours of trip

(Newser) - Carnival Cruise Lines has had some foul-smelling publicity of late, and the company hopes to fix that with an unusual offer to passengers: If they immediately hate the cruise they're on, the company will refund their fare plus 10%, reports the Houston Chronicle . Passengers will be put aboard a... More »

Carnival Doubts Couple Went Overboard by Accident

Search for Paul Rossington, Kristen Schroder called off

(Newser) - Police have called off the search for the two Carnival Cruise patrons who went over the side two days ago, after failing to find any trace of the couple. Details about the fate of Paul Rossington, 30, and Kristen Schroder, 27, are slowly emerging. According to one report, cited in... More »

2 Fall Into Shark-Infested Waters on Carnival Cruise

Authorities searching for missing Australian couple

(Newser) - Two Carnival Cruise passengers are believed to have fallen overboard last night, and authorities are today searching 300 square nautical miles off Australia's east coast in hopes of finding them. The Australian couple were discovered missing as passengers disembarked this morning after the Carnival Spirit docked at Sydney's... More »

Carnival Plagued by Another Toilet Problem

Crown Princess suffers clogged toilets

(Newser) - Carnival? Toilet woes? Again? Yes, another ship was beset with toilet problems last week during a seven-day Caribbean cruise, the Houston Chronicle reports. A blockage caused toilets in 410 of the Crown Princess' staterooms—about a quarter of its cabins—to stop flushing, forcing passengers in those rooms to use... More »

Costa Concordia Owner Fined $1.3M

Cruise line looking to blame Schettino for accident

(Newser) - A judge in Tuscany has fined Italian cruise line Costa Crociere SpA $1.3 million in administrative sanctions for the 2012 wreckage of the Concordia cruise ship that killed 32 people. Costa had asked for a plea deal to respond to the administrative sanctions, which under Italian law are for... More »

Docked Carnival Ship Busts Loose; 1 Missing

Coast Guard searching for Alabama dockworker

(Newser) - Another mishap involving a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, and this one might end up being the most serious of all. Strong winds apparently caused the Triumph to break free from its mooring in Mobile, Alabama, and Coast Guard crews are searching for a dockworker thought to be missing in the... More »

Carnival Sidelines Nightmare Ship Until June

Cruise line shuts down 12 voyages

(Newser) - Carnival has canceled all voyages on the Triumph—yes, the "poop boat" —until June as part of a fleetwide review. The next 10 Triumph cruises have been canceled, ABC News reports, as have the next two outings for the Sunshine. The change will muck up the plans of... More »

Coast Guard Saves Carnival Over and Over—for Free

Oh, and the cruise line is exempt from paying a ton of taxes

(Newser) - As if excrement-coated floors weren't outrageous enough, Quartz takes a look at another of Carnival Cruise's dirty secrets: Though it's exempt from a slew of taxes thanks to the fact that it's incorporated in Panama, it's gotten millions of dollars of assistance from the US... More »

4th Carnival Ship Facing Technical Trouble

Legend to skip trip to Grand Cayman, head home

(Newser) - It's been about a month since the sewage-plagued Carnival Triumph arrived in Alabama—and since then, three other Carnival ships have suffered problems. Yesterday saw news of human waste on the floor of the Dream ; on Saturday, steering problems forced the Elation to resort to a tugboat; today, CNN... More »

Waste 'All Over Floor' on Another Carnival Cruise

Tourists stuck on ship with no access to bathrooms: passenger

(Newser) - A rather disgusting moment of deja vu: It seems another Carnival cruise ship, the Dream, is experiencing a mess similar to last month's on the Triumph . The apparently crippled boat is docked in the eastern Caribbean, at St. Maarten. "We are not allowed off of the boat despite... More »

Carnival Slapped With 2nd Cruise Suit

Couple aims for class action

(Newser) - The inevitable Carnival cruise lawsuits continue. A couple is suing the company over the Triumph voyage that was disabled by a fire, resulting in a days-long, less-than-hygienic slog to shore. Matt and Melissa Crusan are aiming for a class-action suit, a status that must be backed by a judge, the... More »

SNL Swipes at 'Nightmare Cruise'

It's just really hard to find positive news this week

(Newser) - The week's gloomy news cycle proved comedic gold for Saturday Night Live, which opened last night with a sketch lampooning Carnival Cruise Lines' stranded ship/PR nightmare, reports the Hollywood Reporter . As cruise employees Jason Sudeikis and Cecily Strong try in vain to boost passenger morale, they run down headlines... More »

Passenger Sues Over 'Horrifying' Cruise

Texas woman doesn't take long to act after ship finally docks

(Newser) - She barely had time to shower: A Texas woman who was aboard Carnival's infamous Triumph cruise already has sued the company over the "horrifying" conditions aboard the ship, Reuters reports. Among other things, Cassie Terry says she had to wade through feces from overflowing toilets after the ship... More »

Gross Cruise Is Finally Over

Ship arrives in Mobile, Alabama

(Newser) - After five days smelly days spent disabled at sea, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship has finally docked in Mobile, Alabama, to the delight of passengers who cheered, danced, and sang "Sweet Home Alabama." Hundreds of people awaited the arrival of the biggest cruise ship ever to dock in... More »

Now Gross Cruise Ship Is Delayed

And after passengers finally disembark, they get ... a bus ride!

(Newser) - Carnival's Triumph cruise ship hasn't quite lived up to its name. The disabled vessel, currently being hauled to Mobile, Ala., amid reports of hallway sewage , has had its next 14 trips canceled as the cruise line addresses an array of problems. The cancellations mean no more trips through... More »

Sewage Sloshing Through Halls of Disabled Cruise Ship

Carnival cruise ship a day away from port

(Newser) - The unhappiest place on Earth may currently be about 200 miles south of Alabama. The Carnival Triumph cruise ship continues its slow journey to that southern state via two tugboats after an engine-room fire took out its main power source on Sunday—leaving it adrift and disabling its water and... More »

6 Cruise Survivors Sue for $460M

Lawsuits could sink Costa Concordia operator

(Newser) - Six surviving passengers from the Costa Concordia are suing Carnival Cruise Lines for a whopping $460 million—$10 million in personal damages, and $450 million in punitive damages. The suit was filed in Florida, where Carnival is based, by a lawyer who says he's part of a coalition representing... More »

Cruise Ship Passengers Back on Land

At least they'll have a story to tell

(Newser) - Contender for quote of the day: “Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you come back real soon.” That's what passengers aboard the Carnival Splendor heard over the ship's loudspeaker after they got towed into port in San Diego and began disembarking this afternoon, reports the Los ... More »

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