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Costa Concordia Salvage Plan Is Largest in History

Costa Concordia Salvage Plan Is Largest in History

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Work to remove the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship from the coast of Italy is set to start within days.The American Titan Salvage will lead the $300 million removal project by first building an underwater …

Princess Cruises to Investigate Why Captain Ignored Distress Call

Princess Cruises to Investigate Why Captain Ignored Distress Call

Steve Mason/Photodisc/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — Princess Cruises is conducting an internal investigation after the captain of one of their ships reportedly ignored a passenger’s report of a distress signal and continued on course, rather tha…

Report: Gadhafi’s Son Wanted Man-Eating Sharks on His Cruise Ship

Report: Gadhafi’s Son Wanted Man-Eating Sharks on His Cruise Ship

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hannibal Gadhafi, the 36-year-old son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, would have ruled the seas in a custom-made luxury liner, had his dictator father not been deposed and killed.
The Daily Mail …

Missing Cruise Passenger Had Troubled Relationship With Boyfriend

Missing Cruise Passenger Had Troubled Relationship With Boyfriend

ABC News(MIAMI) — The mystery of 47-year-old Fariba Amani’s disappearance is deepening and her family is now pointing an accusatory finger at her boyfriend, saying he knows more than he is telling investigators. The Canadian woman vanished from the Ba…

Man Sentenced for Cruise Ship Prank

Man Sentenced for Cruise Ship Prank

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — A California man will be buoyed to a jail cell for the next two months after he pleaded guilty to drunkenly dropping a cruise ship’s anchor while it was sailing from Mexico to Florida.Rick Ehlert, 45, of Tho…

Can Costa Cruise Lines Survive Two Calamities?

Can Costa Cruise Lines Survive Two Calamities?

Stringer/AFP/Getty Images(PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles) — Who says lightning can’t strike twice? It has jolted Costa Cruise Lines two times in the past six weeks. The first time was off the coast of Italy in January and then again this week in remote wat…

Disabled Costa Allegra Arrives in Seychelles Island

Disabled Costa Allegra Arrives in Seychelles Island

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images(VICTORIA, Seychelles) — After spending four days without power, the more than 1,000 passengers and crew members aboard the Costa Allegra are finally back on land.The cruise ship arrived in the Seychelles island of Mahe…

Mom of Allegra Crew Member Had Son on Concordia

Mom of Allegra Crew Member Had Son on Concordia

LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — A woman whose daughter worked on Costa Cruise Lines’ stricken Allegra also had a son survive the Costa Concordia wreck earlier this month. It’s all “an unlucky coincidence,” she said Tu…

Stranded Cruise Ship Costa Allegra Being Towed to Seychelles Island

Stranded Cruise Ship Costa Allegra Being Towed to Seychelles Island

LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images(PORT LOUIS, Mauritius) — The luxury cruise liner that went adrift in the Indian Ocean on Monday after a fire broke out on board is now being towed to an island in the Seychelles.With the help of a French merchant ship, …

Cruise Ship Adrift in Pirate-Infested Indian Ocean

Cruise Ship Adrift in Pirate-Infested Indian Ocean

LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images(NAIROBI) — More than a thousand people are awaiting rescue on the Costa Allegra cruise ship after a fire broke out on board, causing the luxury liner to lose power. The ship is adrift in the Indian Ocean more than 200 m…

Carnival Cruise Passengers Robbed at Gunpoint in Mexico

Carnival Cruise Passengers Robbed at Gunpoint in Mexico

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Twenty-two passengers traveling on a Carnival cruise ship for the trip of a lifetime instead got a scare when they were robbed at gunpoint while on an excursion in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta.The …

Eight Bodies Recovered from Costa Concordia Cruise Ship

Eight Bodies Recovered from Costa Concordia Cruise Ship

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Teams searching the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner have found another eight bodies, more than a month after the ship capsized off the coast of Italy.Italian officials had previously put the number of those kill…

Hundreds of Cruise Passengers Infected with Norovirus

Hundreds of Cruise Passengers Infected with Norovirus

Getty(PORT EVERGLADES, Fla.) — About two hundred people who traveled on Princess Cruise lines got more than they expected on their voyages this weekend as passengers and crew members on the Crown Princess and the Ruby Princess allegedly became infecte…

Italian Shipwreck: Cruise Liner May Remain for 10 Months

Italian Shipwreck: Cruise Liner May Remain for 10 Months

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The Costa Concordia cruise ship that partially capsized off the Tuscan coast earlier this month may not be removed until the end of 2012. This news comes as rough water again hampered the latest recovery oper…

Cruise Ship Wreck: Woman’s Body Found, Death Toll Rises to 17

Cruise Ship Wreck: Woman’s Body Found, Death Toll Rises to 17

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The body of a woman was recovered Saturday from the half-submerged cruise ship that ran aground on Jan. 13, bringing the death toll to 17, according to the Italian civil protection agency.The woman is believed…

Owner of Italian Cruise Ship Offers Passengers Compensation

Owner of Italian Cruise Ship Offers Passengers Compensation

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The company that owns the Italian cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy earlier this month announced on Friday that it is offering passengers 11,000 euros — roughly $14,500 — in compensation fo…

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers scouring the toppled Italian cruise ship are working in darkness so complete that they search for bodies by touch.The description of the laborious search came from Sara and John Heil, who are at …

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers scouring the toppled Italian cruise ship are working in darkness so complete that they search for bodies by touch.The description of the laborious search came from Sara and John Heil, who are at …

Still Missing: Man’s Desperate Search for Brother on Costa Concordia

Still Missing: Man’s Desperate Search for Brother on Costa Concordia

Courtesy Kevin Rebello(GIGLIO, Italy) — It’s not just passengers who are still missing from the Costa Concordia disaster.Kevin Rebello is desperately looking for information on his brother, Russel Rebello, 33, a waiter on the ship from India who…

Wife of Italian Cruise Captain Calls Treatment of Husband ‘Shameful’

Wife of Italian Cruise Captain Calls Treatment of Husband ‘Shameful’

ENZO RUSSO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The wife of the captain accused of abandoning the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner off the Tuscan island of Giglio says that her husband is not the “monster” that has been portrayed in the media and th…

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