Thursday, February 9, 2012


  • A new study suggests that while downtown Charleston must deal with the passengers, traffic and congestion from cruise ships, the city gets only a fraction of the surrounding regions economic benefit from South Carolinas year-round cruise industry.
  • (AP -
  • The colors of German shipbuilder Meyer Werft were lowered and the Disney Cruise Line flag was raised over the worlds newest cruise ship the Disney Fantasy.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A cruise ship has return to port two days early after another virus outbreak at sea. This is the third outbreak onboard a Princess cruise ship that has returned with hundreds of sick passengers and crew.
  • (WSVN-TV)
  • With the non-stop media coverage of the Costa Concordia tragedy and the image of the capsized ship bombarding screens, monitors and mobile devices for several weeks, it probably comes as no surprise that people may think twice before booking a cruise.
  • (ABC News)
  • A U.S. lawyer for compensation-seeking survivors of the Costa Concordia capsizing said Wednesday he will push for changes in maritime laws and technology to make the cruise ship industry safer. John Arthur Eaves Jr.
  • (AP -
  • The Cruise: Cruise Specialists is offering a 12-night Mediterranean cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice, sailing roundtrip from Barcelona on October 14, 2012. Rates start at $2,249 per person for an inside cabin.
  • (Cruise Critic)
  • Whats a football fan to do now that the season is over? How about an ocean cruise? Luxury line Crystal says it has lined up a cadre of football Hall of Famers to mix-and-mingle with passengers this spring on an NFL Legends themed voyage.
  • (USA Today)
  • The Crown Princess cruise ship carrying more than 3,000 passengers docked Thursday morning at Port Everglades after an outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness led Princess Cruises to cut the voyage short by two days.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • A new report on the cruise industrys impact on historic Charleston confirms concerns that preservationists, environmentalists and many downtown residents have been expressing. City Hall should pay heed.
  • (The Post and Courier)

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