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 Florida federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Italian businesses against Carnival Corporation, based in Miami, over the deadly capsizing of the cruise ship Costa Concordia.
A South Florida salvage company, along with its Italian counterpart, released its plan to remove the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship from off the coast of Italy.
A South Florida salvage company has been tapped with the enormous task of up-righting the sunken Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy.
In what is being seen as another miss-step for the cruising industry, Royal Caribbean’s signature ship the Allure of the Seas reported a “small and short-lived engine fire,” a spokeswoman told CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald.
It’s not a great time to be a cruise line company if the latest financial report from Miami-based Royal Caribbean are any indication. Quarterly earnings were down a whopping 40% as bookings have been hurt by the Costa Concordia disaster, ship fires and strandings at sea.
At their first annual gathering since the Costa Concordia disaster off the coast of Italy, cruise industry leaders have gathered for the annual convention in South Florida to press for a commitment to safety and express confidence that the resulting lull in business is only temporary.
The fire-damaged Costa Allegra will never again sail for Costa Cruise lines, the subsidiary of Doral based Carnival Cruise Lines said Friday, but despite the line’s problems including the sinking of the Costa Concordia Carnival CEO Mickey Arison said Costa will remain part of Carnival.
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines is now facing a revised lawsuit which adds more plaintiffs and claims that seek millions of dollars in damages in last month’s Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
Six passengers from the doomed Costa Concordia ship have filed a lawsuit against Costa Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Lines seeking $460 million in damages.