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.
Stung by rising fuel costs, the Miami base Carnival Cruise Line’s net income dropped 13 percent in the fourth quarter.
Saturday was a big day at Ft. Lauderdales’ Port Everglades. More than 53,000 cruise passengers arrived or departed on eight ships, setting a new record for port terminal traffic on a single day.
While much of the attention for Hurricane Irene has been on airline and rail travel, the cruise industry is also having to adjust schedules leaving some travelers stranded as they try to make it home.
A California man has pleaded guilty to dropping an anchor on a Tampa-bound cruise ship.
A Mexican resort city located in a state with one of the highest murder rates in the country has been temporarily taken off from Carnival’s itinerary.