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Carnival Cruise Lines, which has been plagued by a string of technical problems that have left passengers stranded at port and at sea, is nonetheless moving to expand its operations.
Strong winds caused the infamous Carnival Triumph to break loose from its moorings Wednesday afternoon while it was being repaired in Alabama.
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Arrangements are being made to fly all 4,300 Carnival cruise passengers home following reports of power outages, problems with the propulsion system and overflowing toilets aboard the docked Carnival Dream in the Caribbean.
As stories of floating sewage and onion sandwiches surfaced about the Carnival cruise ship saga, one could only imagine a situation akin to "Lord of the Flies," with people panicking and fighting over shelter and food. Not so, one passenger told The Washington Times.
Less than 24 hours after the notorious Carnival Triumph docked in Mobile, Ala., Cassie Terry slapped Carnival Cruise Lines with its first lawsuit, citing "horrifying" conditions.
The glittering costumes and floats that last week marked Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival are back as the top six finishers of the annual samba school competition take part in the Parade of Champions.
The stranded Carnival cruise ship with more than 4,000 people aboard with no power, no running water and limited food supply is expected to finally dock tonight in Mobile, Alabama.
Scattered showers didn't deter revelers Monday as thousands flocked to New Orleans' historic French Quarter and surrounding areas along the Mississippi River for festivities leading up to Mardi Gras.
Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets Tuesday, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds.
Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets early Tuesday, showering merrymaking crowds with trinkets of all kinds.
Despite threatening skies, the Mardi Gras party carried on as thousands of costumed revelers cheered glitzy floats with make-believe monarchs in an all-out bash before Lent. In the French Quarter, as usual, Fat Tuesday played out with all its flesh and raunchiness.
With their gyrating hips and feet that move so fast they dissolve into a blur, samba instructor Carla Campos' students are barely distinguishable from the swarms of scantily clad dancers in Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parades. What's make them different is where they come from: abroad.
Carnival parades managed to roll Sunday in New Orleans despite bad weather, but revelers might not be so lucky on Monday.
More than 4,000 people are stranded on a Carnival cruise ship 150 miles off the coast of Mexico after a fire broke out in the engine room.