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Carnival announces fleetwide $300 million upgrade to emergency power, fire safety, system redundancy systems

Carnival Cruise Lines announced today that it has implemented a program to significantly enhance emergency power capabilities, introduce new fire safety technology, and improve the level of operating redundancies across its entire 24-ship fleet. This enhancement program will cost…

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Breaking News: Carnival Triumph breaks away from dock, damage reported

Media outlets in Mobile, Alabama are reporting that the Carnival Triumph has broken loose from its dock at the BAE Ship Systems yard and has drifted down river. Triumph has been at the BAE shipyard for almost two months…

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Carnival Triumph cruise from hell docks in Mobile

The Carnival Triumph, which was disabled after an engine room fire, finally docked Thursday night in Mobile, Alabama. Passengers endured five nightmarish days at sea that was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors. Clearly this wasn’t…

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Fogged out and frustrated

This weekend dense fog in the Gulf of Mexico delayed three cruise ships from docking in Galveston, Texas. Of course the delays were frustrating for passengers on board the ships as well as those awaiting to start their cruises….

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My kinda Fantasy: Some cruise ships get better with age

Carnival Fantasy docked in CozumelWhen it comes to a cruise vacation, a new ship is better, right? Well, not always. As more cruise lines renovate older ships with updated amenities found on new ships they are becoming a great value. Come aboard the newly remodeled Carnival Fantasy and see how an 18-year-old ship has become better than ever.

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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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