Carnival Cruise Lines News

Lawsuits Allege Carnival Knew About Fire Risk Before Triumph Sailed

Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph that later caught on fire at sea, according to court documents. A compliance notice report sent to the …

Carnival Shakes Up Cruise Company Management Team

Carnival Corp. is shaking up its management team in an effort to rebuild its business after a deadly accident and several other mishaps drove passengers away. The cruise line operator said Monday that Howard Frank will step down as chief …

Boy Drowns in Pool on Carnival Cruise

A 6-year-old boy drowned in one of the pools aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship while at sea, the company said in a statement Monday. The Carnival Victory was on the last leg of a four-day Caribbean cruise Sunday when …

Carnival Cruise to Spend $300M on Ship Safety

Carnival Corp’s Carnival Cruise Lines plans to spend $300 million to improve emergency power and fire safety mechanisms following a series of mishaps that have curtailed cruises and angered passengers. The upgrades will improve back-up systems across its 24-ship fleet, …

Carnival Says it Will Pay U.S. for Disabled Ships

Carnival Corp. says it will repay the U.S. government for the costs to taxpayers of dealing with disabling accidents to its Triumph and Splendor ships. Carnival said in a statement Monday it will submit voluntary payments to the U.S. Treasury, …

Carnival: No Reimbursement to U.S. for Disabled Ship

Carnival Corp. says all maritime interests must assist without question those in trouble at sea, a duty that would not include reimbursing the U.S. government nearly $780,000 for costs associated with the rescue of the crippled Triumph cruise ship. Carnival …

CEO says Carnival Looking at Changes Post-Triumph

Carnival Cruise Lines’ highest priority is to look at “learnings and potential changes” that can be made in the wake of the Triumph cruise ship that was stranded at sea a month ago, the company’s CEO and president Gerry Cahill …

When A Cruise Goes Off Course

A Primer on the Insurance Coverage Ramifications of the Carnival Triumph Saga The world press has been abuzz with stories about the recent engine room fire aboard the Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico. The Triumph sailed from Galveston, …

Stricken Cruise Passengers Bring Class Action Against Carnival

The owner of the stricken Carnival Triumph cruise ship was hit by a lawsuit seeking class action status for stranding more than 3,000 passengers for five days on a ship without electricity or adequate sanitation. Carnival Corp. should be held …

Fuel Leak Started Fire on Carnival Cruise Ship

The fire on board the Carnival Corp cruise ship that drifted for days in the Gulf of Mexico awash in raw sewage started from fuel from a leaking diesel engine line that ignited, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. …