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Galveston makes a comeback from Hurricane Ike

Voyager of the Seas adorned with longhorns (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line) The Port of Galveston is rebounding from Hurricane Ike faster than expected. According to reports the port exceeded the projected revenues for the month of December all due to quick action in rebuilding the cruise infrastructure. Read for more…
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Galveston cruisers cars a “total loss” to Hurricane Ike

Real bad news for those that drove their cars to Galveston for the September 7th sailing of the Carnival Conquest and the September 11 sailing of the Carnival Ecstasy. According to Galveston city spokesperson Alicia Cahill all the cars that were parked at the port are a “total loss.” Read for more details…

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Carnival cancels cruises out of Galveston

With the devastation in Galveston following Hurricane Ike, Carnival Cruise Lines has opted to cancel the September 14 sailing of the Carnival Conquest and the September 15 sailing of the Carnival Ecstasy. Passengers currently on the ships will disembark in New Orleans. Read for more details…

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How cruise lines weather tropical storms

It’s been a crazy two weeks with hurricanes lining up like bowling pins in the Atlantic. Ever wonder how cruise lines manage their ships during a hurricane onslaught? Enter the situation rooms of the world’s largest cruise lines — Carnival and Royal Caribbean, where cool efficiency under pressure rules the day.

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Mutiny on the Carnival Miracle!

Argh! According to my colleague at USA TODAY, Gene Sloan, there’s a little revolution occurring on board the Carnival Miracle. The New York-based Miracle was scheduled to sail to the Caribbean, but could not do so because of Tropical Storm Hanna. Where did the Miracle go? Well, to the dismay of the 2,124-passengers on board the ship headed north to Newport, Rhode Island! Read for more mutiny details…

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