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UPDATE: Fight over towing of disabled cruise ship near Seychelles

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A disabled cruise ship will spend an extra 10 to 12 hours at sea without electricity, air conditioning or toilet facilities because a French fishing vessel that was first to respond to the drifting cruiser refused to give way to faster tug boats, a Seychelles government official said today.
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Cruise ship disaster not deterring local ‘cruisers’

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just a few days after the first televised pictures showed the cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized and lying on its side off Italy’s Tuscan shore, Dr. Eugene and Meredith Byron of Grand Forks booked their fall 2012 cruise. There is no hint of concern in his voice as the retired family practice physician relates his coming high seas itinerary. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Winter travelers seek out best prices for flights, hotels, cruises

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This winter is mild. It is also long. And a lot of people who want to “cut it in half” are traveling. They keep travel agents around Grand Forks busy on the telephone. Continue Reading

Minnesota couple missing in Italy cruise ship wreck

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A White Bear Lake, Minn., couple are two of an estimated 15 people still missing from Friday’s cruise ship wreck off the coast of Italy, according to relatives and neighbors. Continue Reading

NORWAY: 2 killed, at least 9 injured in fire on cruise ship along coast

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two people were killed and at least nine injured today in a fire on a cruise liner operating on a popular route along Norway’s craggy coast, officials said.
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Cruise passengers cheer as hobbled ship heads to Calif.

November 11, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

With the pool and casinos closed, rooms pitch black and stuffy, and food cold with long lines to get it, the nearly 4,500 people and crew on board passed the time with live music, scavenger hunts and trivia contests as they are slowly towed to San Diego. Continue Reading

STRANDED: Nearly 4,500 stuck on cruise ship off Mexico

November 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 7:17 P.M.The nearly 4,500 passengers and crew of the Carnival Splendor have no air conditioning or hot water. Running low on food, they have to eat canned crab meat and Spam dropped in by helicopters. And for at least another 24 hours, they have no way out.
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