Articles tagged “triumph”

Cruises

The Takeaway From CNN’s Carnival Triumph Report: Fix the Leaky Fuel Lines

Carnival's challenges with maintenance issues can't help but be made even more challenging by the bargain-basement prices they charge passengers to cruise with them. At some "cheap" starts affecting performance.

The Takeaway From CNN’s Carnival Triumph Report: Fix the Leaky Fuel Lines

Cruises

Carnival’s troubled Triumph leaves Alabama for repairs in the Bahamas

The good news is that the Triumph didn't hit anything on the way out of port. But it's a long way to the Bahamas.

Cruises

Carnival wants Miami court to toss Triumph-related passenger lawsuits

Passengers give up most of their rights when they buy a ticket and sign the contract of carriage, so it's difficult to see how they will prevail. Unless all they're after is more bad press for the accident-prone Carnival.

Carnival wants Miami court to toss Triumph-related passenger lawsuits

Cruises

Carnival Triumph’s bad luck: Fuel barges explode near docked cruise ship

After the latest event you almost want to feel sorry for Carnival. Almost.

Carnival Triumph’s bad luck: Fuel barges explode near docked cruise ship

Cruises

Latest Carnival Triumph mishap forces line to cancel more cruises

The next stop for the Carnival Triumph is Freeport, The Bahamas, where it will go into drydock for hopefully the final fixes before the ship returns to commercial service.

Cruises

Sen. Rockefeller responds cautiously to Carnival’s rescue refund offer

Carnival caved to intense pressure from Washington and its decision to reimburse the government for the Carnival Triumph and Carnival Splendor rescues could serve as a precedent. Carnival and other cruise lines could be getting bills in the mail from the U.S. Treasury for future incidents.

Sen. Rockefeller responds cautiously to Carnival’s rescue refund offer

Cruises

Carnival will reimburse U.S. government for costs related to Triumph and Splendor breakdowns

Carnival was initially strident in its refusal to admit they should pony up for the frequent aid it requires from the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy. Looks like the outcry finally got through to them.

Cruises

UPDATED: Carnival responds to Senator: No way we’re paying for Triumph rescue

Carnival Corp. didn't make any concessions in its letter to Senator Rockefeller, arguing that the cruise industry already pays plenty of taxes. Don't expect Carnival to reimburse the U.S. government for its costs in the Triumph incident, although the amount of money would be puny for a corporation of Carnival's size.

UPDATED: Carnival responds to Senator: No way we’re paying for Triumph rescue

Cruises

Cruise passenger bill of rights: Is it dead in the water?

It would be a much more difficult task to bolster passenger rights on board cruise ships than on planes, but the need is no less necessary.

Cruise passenger bill of rights: Is it dead in the water?

Ground Transport

Cruise travel agency compiles list of pettiest passenger complaints

"Really, you're complaining about that," say over five thousand Carnival Triumph passengers in unison.

Cruise travel agency compiles list of pettiest passenger complaints