Carnival Cruise Lines

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For Sale: Used Boats, Lots of Seating Room

Carnival is getting rid of 6 ships amid the pandemic

(Newser) - Need a boat? Six used ones will be coming on the market soon in case you and a few thousand of your closest friends were looking to chip in. The Guardian reports that Carnival Cruise Lines is selling six ships as it recovers from the coronavirus shutdown. The ships typically... More »

Brave Enough for a Cruise? Carnival Has You Covered

Some cruises will depart from Texas and Florida in August, regulations permitting

(Newser) - If you're bold enough to want to take a cruise this summer, you may be able to via Carnival Cruise Line. NBC News reports that on Monday the company announced that select North American cruises would go back online beginning Aug. 1, with eight ships leaving ports in Miami... More »

He Was Her 'Longtime Love' —and Cruise Ship Killer

Eric Newman of Kansas admits to 2018 murder aboard Carnival Elation

(Newser) - A Kansas man has admitted to killing his girlfriend on a cruise to the Bahamas. Eric Newman of Topeka pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Tamara Tucker of Missouri, with whom he'd set out on a four-day cruise in 2018, per the AP . Carnival... More »

Cruise Line Passenger Plummets to His Death

Brian Rice died of blunt force trauma, authorities say

(Newser) - Four stories is a long fall—and sadly, Brian Rice didn't survive it. The Carnival Cruise Line passenger died of blunt force trauma Friday after plummeting from the ninth deck to the fifth as the vessel returned to Miami, People reports. Medical staff on Carnival Horizon rushed to his... More »

First, a Name Repeated on the Intercom. Then: 'Man Overboard'

Coast Guard searching for 26-year-old who apparently jumped off Carnival Dream near Texas

(Newser) - Off the coast of Texas, a search is underway for a man who looks to have jumped off the balcony outside his room on a Carnival cruise. NBC News reports the US Coast Guard received a call shortly before 9pm Thursday that a Carnival Dream passenger, an unidentified 26-year-old man,... More »

Carnival Fantasy Gets Its Worst-Ever Sanitation Grade

Inspectors found flies, showers spewing brown water

(Newser) - There's more flies than fantasy aboard Carnival Fantasy, according to the cruise ship's failing grade during a surprise inspection last month. CDC inspectors found "not less than 15 small flies" on bagels and bread at breakfast; knives "stored in warm, soiled water"; dirty cups and bowls... More »

DOJ: Carnival Re-Polluted, Then Tried to 'Drown Its Deceit'

Cruise company ordered to pay $20M on top of previous $40M for pollution violations, cover-up

(Newser) - Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice—still shame on you, and you're going to pay big for it. That's essentially the Justice Department's message to Carnival Corporation, which just got busted, again, for its ships polluting the waters they sail in, and for trying... More »

Couple 'Flabbergasted' by What They Found in Room During Cruise

Chris and Dana White say they discovered hidden camera on Carnival's Fantasy

(Newser) - They set sail aboard the Carnival Fantasy, but a Florida couple's experience aboard the cruise ship was less fantasy, more creepy nightmare. While some couples find towels adorably folded into the shapes of animals in their cabins, Chris and Dana White say they instead stumbled upon a hidden camera... More »

Rowdy Family Booted After Cruise Turns to 'Bloodbath'

Passengers say several fights preceded unexpected stop Friday

(Newser) - "Bloodbath" is not a word you'd typically associate with a 10-day cruise around the South Pacific. But it's being thrown around now in the wake of what Carnival says were "violent and disruptive acts" committed on its cruise ship Legend. Passengers say a brawl that erupted... More »

It Was Her Very First Cruise. Now She's Missing

Juwanna Brooks 'seen going overboard' Carnival ship; 2nd woman dead on another Carnival vessel

(Newser) - A woman is dead and another is missing after each fell from decks of separate Carnival cruise ships over the weekend. An unidentified woman aboard the Carnival Elation, which departed Jacksonville, Fla., on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, fell from a room balcony Friday before hitting a... More »

8-Year-Old Girl Falls to Her Death on Carnival Cruise

The ship had just completed its voyage

(Newser) - A cruise ended in tragedy Saturday morning when an 8-year-old girl fell to her death after the ship docked in Miami. CNN reports that the unnamed girl fell from the interior atrium of the Carnival Cruise Line ship Carnival Glory to a lower deck. The incident took place at about... More »

Plug In Your Phone Number, See if Robocallers Owe You

Calls about a cruise could get you up to $900

(Newser) - It's the best kind of revenge against robocallers: money in your pocket. The Miami Herald reports that people who got a call about a cruise may be due $300 to $900 thanks to a class-action lawsuit. To find out if you're eligible, you can plug in your phone... More »

Cruise Ship Just Misses Jet Skiers

Young women rescued right before Carnival Magic barreled into them off Florida coast

(Newser) - "There's people on a Jet Ski … right in front of the boat, and now we're going to hit the Jet Ski." That's an observer's play-by-play in a YouTube video now making the rounds after a very close call in Florida waters over the... More »

Man Missing After Falling From Carnival Cruise Ship

Coast Guard is searching for the man

(Newser) - A Georgia man has reportedly fallen overboard from the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The wife of 24-year-old Kevin Wellons told ship officials around 8:30am Monday that her husband was missing; the ship's closed circuit TV system revealed he'd gone overboard from the 11th deck at around 2:... More »

Carnival's New Cruise Tech Is Impressive, 'Creepy'

Presenting the all-knowing Ocean Medallion

(Newser) - “It’s the first time that a company can know who you are, it can know what you want, it can know where you are, it can at least make a good guess at what mood you’re in," a consumer expert tells the Miami Herald . If that... More »

Search Underway for Woman Who Leapt From Cruise Ship

Carnival Ecstasy was in the Bahamas at the time

(Newser) - A 32-year-old woman "was witnessed jumping overboard" from the 11th deck of a Carnival cruise ship before dawn Wednesday, the cruise line says in a statement to CBS News . The Ecstasy was about 15 miles off the coast of the island of Grand Bahama at the time, and the... More »

Virginia Tech Student Falls From Cruise Ship

Video shows 21-year-old male falling in the Bahamas

(Newser) - "We extend our heartfelt sympathy and concern for the family and loved ones of our missing guest." That's the sad statement from Carnival Cruise officials following the news that a Virginia Tech student fell from one of its ships early Sunday. The unnamed 21-year-old male was confirmed... More »

Cruise Ship Hit by 2nd Outbreak This Year

Norovirus sickens 172 on Crown Princess

(Newser) - A 28-day Pacific cruise turned out to be a less magical experience than expected for at least 172 people on board the Crown Princess. CDC officials met the cruise ship when it docked in Los Angeles yesterday after its second norovirus outbreak of the year, reports Reuters . In April, more... More »

Texas Ebola Worker Quarantined ... on Cruise Ship

Employee may have handled Thomas Eric Duncan's samples

(Newser) - If you're already a little paranoid about getting sick on a cruise ship , this news is certainly not going to help: A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital employee who may have handled Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's lab specimens has self-quarantined aboard the Carnival Magic. The unnamed worker never... More »

Cruisegoer Plunges to Death While Watching Sunrise

Kendall Wernet was in a restricted area at the time

(Newser) - Kendall Wernet was watching the Miami sunrise from a Carnival cruise ship with his friends Monday when the idyllic moment took a tragic turn. The group of five people climbed the mast of the Ecstasy as it came into port, then sat on a restricted platform talking—but 45 minutes... More »

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