Lawyers for Miami-based Carnival Corp. are the defensive as they battle a suit brought by about three dozen passengers who sailed last year on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days.
Carnival Corporation is asking a court to dismiss lawsuits filed by passengers who suffered days of difficult conditions aboard the Triumph cruise ship earlier this year.
After three of its ships developed serious problems mid-cruise since the beginning of the year, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that they will spend $300 million to add emergency generators, upgrade fire safety and improve engine rooms on all of their ships.
The troubled Carnival Triumph cruise ship can’t catch a break lately. Wednesday, the ship sustained damage when it broke loose from its dock.
A pair of Carnival Cruise Lines ships will be out of service longer than expected.
Carnival Corporation has dealt with problems on two ships this week and a major issue in February with the Triumph, but that hasn’t dampened the company’s profits in the fiscal first quarter.
More problems for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines after another of the ships develops engine problems mid cruise.
The cruise industry has had to overcome several tough obstacles through the last year or so. From the capsizing of the ship in Italy, to the cripple Carnival Triumph, and ships continually plagued with the norovirus.
The state of the cruise industry and its future was the focus of a number panel discussions Tuesday on day two of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference on Miami Beach.
A couple who said they endured a week of misery on the Carnival Triumph after an engine fire left it disabled in the Gulf of Mexico are hoping to obtain class-action status for a lawsuit they’ve filed against Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines.