Carnival said all the cruise passengers were 'safe and comfortable' after the ship experienced mechanical problems in port in St. Maarten. This is not what the company needed right now.
An Italian priest burned a photo of Pope Benedict to protest the former pontiff's abdication, telling a shocked congregation that emeritus pope had abandoned his flock.
The Swiss city of Basel is hosting its annual carnival, Fasnacht, this week. But while as colorful as those in Rio and New Orleans, Fasnacht's floats and lanterns have a decidedly political bent.
Tourists turned survivors got back to basics and formed a temporary colony onboard the paralyzed Carnival Triumph.
Carnival will take a hit from the 'stench cruise' ordeal, and the industry will scurry to reassure potential customers. But the impact on the growing sector should be short-lived, experts say.
As the damaged Carnival cruise ship limped towards the Alabama coast, passengers talked about the overwhelming stench and described the trip as hellish.
As the Carnival Triumph inches toward port, attention is turning to what rights its passengers have. But the cruise industry receives less oversight than the airline industry.
More than 100 survivors and relatives of the 32 people who died in the shipwreck converged on the tiny Italian island into which the luxury cruise liner crashed last year.
As its captain waits to hear whether he will face charges after capsizing, the Costa Concordia still lies off Giglio Island. Now, hundreds of workers are preparing to float the wreckage.
Capt. Francesco Schettino is expected to be charged with abandoning ship when the cruiseliner ran aground in January. He said at the time he tripped into the lifeboat.