Carnival’s Triumph had a serious fire while at sea in February, 2013, knocking out power, propulsion, sewage and numerous ship’s systems causing health and safety problems for passengers. Ned Levi examines Carnival’s responsibility in light of their statement that passengers’ tickets provide no guarantees for safe, seaworthy vessel or sanitary cruise.
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Carnival Cruise Lines hasn’t had a great month with the Triumph famously stuck at sea for days, another cruise canceled midway with a generator problem and two delayed with propulsion pod issues. In reality, are these big problems or just part of the normal vacation experience.
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The Carnival Triumph passengers are home from their ordeal, but many unanswered question are still left. It’s possible to learn from the passengers’ experience to become better prepared to handle cruise emergencies. Ned Levi discusses concrete suggestions for cruise ship passengers to help them get through a cruise ship emergency at sea.
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For the nearly 3,000 passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph, their dream vacation already has become something of a nightmare. For about 900 cruisers (according to Carnival) the situation almost got much worse, because they had traveled without a passport.
Bryan and Fola Nelson were excited about their upcoming five-night Bahamas cruise on the Carnival Fascination. It was to be their last vacation before the birth of their first child. But, it wasn’t to be.
A family takes a trip to the beach during a cruise port visit. On the way back, while riding in an open-air bus, they were caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting and their 15 year old daughter was shot and killed. Who is responsible? The family? The cruise line for not warning of possible violence? What do you think?