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Was the Carnival Triumph the Last Straw? Trust in Cruise Lines Plummets According to Poll

What a difference a blackout and overflowing toilets can make.  In September of last year the headline in the L.A. Times was “Cruise industry rebounding from ship accident, woes in Europe.”  The subtitle read, “Cruise reservations seem to be rising, … Continue reading

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Updated: Carnival Agrees to Pay and Costa Gets a Slap on the Wrist

Update: Carnival Corp has has agreed to reimburse the U.S. government for costs related to the high-profile fires aboard the Carnival Triumph in February and Carnival Splendor in 2010. Read more here. The juxtaposition is priceless. OK, priceless may be the wrong word … Continue reading

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Senator Rockefeller to Carnival’s Micky Arison – Will You Reimburse Taxpayers?

Carnival Cruise Line pays virtually no Federal taxes, yet without the docks, roads, and airports provided by local, state and the federal governments, it would be unable to operate its cruise line.  And, when one of its ships gets into trouble, Carnival … Continue reading

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Carnival Blames Passengers for Costa Concordia Damages?

If the reporting is accurate, this doesn’t seem like the argument that Carnival should be making. Passengers ‘blamed’ for Concordia damages Costa Cruises parent company Carnival is said to have blamed passengers, at least in part, for the damages they … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Update: Search for Missing in Flooded Ship Ends, Salvage Could Take a Year, Cost Could Reach a Billion

The search for the missing in the submerged portions of the Costa Concordia has ended due to concerns for the safety of the rescue workers.  The estimated toll from the sinking stands at 33 dead or missing.  The bodies of … Continue reading

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Carnival’s Micki Arinson Faces the Heat, More or Less & American Express Costa Concordia Offer

Carnival’s CEO & Chairman, Micki Arinson has been criticized for maintaining a low profile following the sinking of the Costa Concordia where over 30 passengers and crew are dead or missing.  Last Friday, he made what was believed to be his … Continue reading

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