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Post-Shipwreck, Italian Cruise Line Launches New Vessel, Safety Rules

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Italian cruise line that suffered a deadly shipwreck earlier this year unveiled a new luxury cruise ship Saturday in Venice, along with new safety measures. Costa Crociere’s new nearly $670-million vessel, the Costa Fascinosa, will now be the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag. The launch of the more than 114,000-ton cruise ship […]

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Cruise Ship Retracing Route of Ill-Fated Titanic

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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A cruise ship steamed out of the British city of Southampton Sunday to retrace the route taken by the legendary ill-fated ocean liner Titanic 100 years ago. Many of the passengers sailing to New York on the Balmoral are relatives of those who lost their lives when the Titanic hit an iceberg late at night […]

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Cruise Ship Retracing Route of Ill-Fated Titanic

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A cruise ship steamed out of the British city of Southampton Sunday to retrace the route taken by the legendary ill-fated ocean liner Titanic 100 years ago. Many of the passengers sailing to New York on the Balmoral are relatives of those who lost their lives when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in […]

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Luxury Cruise Ship No Longer Adrift

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A luxury cruise ship left drifting in Philippine waters is back under its own power, heading for Malaysia. Philippine coast guard officials said Saturday the Azamara Quest hopes to reach port in Sandakan in the next 24 to 48 hours. The ship first starting drifting late Friday after a fire broke out in one of […]

Passengers Leave Disabled Cruise Ship in Seychelles

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers from a disabled Italian cruise ship are finally on dry land after it docked at a port in the Seychelles islands Thursday. The Red Cross was set up to greet the more than 1,000 people on board the Costa Allegra who endured sweltering heat without air conditioning, lights or communication. The ship was drifting […]

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Passengers Leaving Disabled Italian Cruise Ship in Seychelles

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers from a disabled Italian cruise ship are finally on dry land after it docked at a port in the Seychelles Thursday. One passenger said their meals consisted of water, bread and salami while stranded on the Costa Allegra. The ship had been drifting for three days in the Indian Ocean without power. The Red […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Arrives in Seychelles Port

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship has arrived at a port in the Seychelles after three days in the Indian Ocean without power. The Red Cross set up to greet the more than 1,000 people on board the Costa Allegra who endured sweltering heat without air conditioning, lights or communication. The ship lost power and became […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Expected in Port Thursday

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that has been floating adrift in the Indian Ocean is expected to arrive at the main port in Seychelles on Thursday. Officials in Seychelles say planes are prepared to fly the 1,000 passengers back to Rome shortly after the ship arrives in port. The Costa Allegra is now being towed […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Being Towed to Seychelles

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that had been floating adrift off the coast of Seychelles is now being towed by a French fishing boat to a nearby island. Officials said it will take until Wednesday for the Costa Allegra to reach land. The ship lost power and became stranded in the Indian Ocean Monday after […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Being Towed to Seychelles

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:03 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that had been floating adrift off the coast of Seychelles is now being towed by a French fishing boat to a nearby island. Officials said it will take until Wednesday for the Costa Allegra to reach land. The ship lost power and became stranded in the Indian Ocean Monday after […]

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