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Carnival Poop Cruise Ship Breaks Free, Rips Hole In Side

If you thought the horror show was over for the Carnival Triumph, better known as the ship involved in the infamous “Poop Cruise” from earlier this year, you’d be wrong. Earlier today, Triumph apparently broke loose from its mooring and went drifting along the river. [More]

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Ticketmaster Vs. Carnival

Worst Company In America Quarterfinals: Ticketmaster Vs. Carnival


It’s a battle of buzzkills, as two companies that seem intent on spoiling your good time square off for a shot at the WCIA semifinals. [More]

These 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are Elite

These 8 Remaining Worst Company In America Contenders Sure Are Elite

The madness of March, when 32 bad businesses began pummeling each other mercilessly in an orgy of blood and denied extended warranties, has been refined and honed into the brutal fiery fury of April, as only eight names cling tenuously to their claim to be the Worst Company In America. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 2: Carnival Vs. Spirit

Worst Company In America Round 2: Carnival Vs. Spirit


There is one spot left in the WCIA Anything-But-Elite 8, and these two companies are in a race to see who can get there slowest. [More]

Meet Your Worst Company In America Not-So-Sweet 16!

Meet Your Worst Company In America Not-So-Sweet 16!

Last week, 32 terrible titans of industry stepped on to the blood-stained mat of WCIA Death-and-Dismemberment Arena, but only 16 remain in this bestial battle royale to take home the treasured Golden Poo. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 1: United Airlines Vs. Carnival Cruise Lines

Worst Company In America Round 1: United Airlines Vs. Carnival Cruise Lines


For one of these travel-industry titans, it’s time to book a one-way ticket. No refunds, no changes; just butt-kicking. [More]

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Carnival Cancels Additional Cruises Aboard Infamous ‘Poop Cruise’ Ship

The Carnival Triumph will be forever tied to the infamous “poop cruise,” that left passengers and crew stranded off the Yucitan Peninsula. And now it will be a little longer before passengers board that ship, cautiously checking every corner to make sure it’s been thoroughly scrubbed down. [More]

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Another Carnival Cruise Ship Is In Trouble And Guess What? Toilets Are Overflowing

UPDATE: Well, that was quick. Perhaps Carnival learned its lesson from Triumph, because the cruise line is reportedly going to fly passengers of the Dream home from the Caribbean after the ship suffered a generator failure.

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The Triumph fire has now ruined vacation plans for thousands of additional Carnival customers.

Carnival Forced To Cancel 12 More Upcoming Cruises Aboard Stranded Ship

With the Carnival Triumph and its 4,000 passengers still being towed back to port following an engine room fire earlier this week, the cruise line operator has had to pull the plug on a dozen additional upcoming voyages for the ship. [More]

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Victims Of Costa Concordia Crash Say Carnival’s Directors Share Blame With Ship Captain

When the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the coast of Italy, its captain was allegedly the one who decided to risk the tricky maneuver that was the ship’s undoing. But lawyers for the victims’ families say he isn’t the lone wrongdoer, insisting on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy that the cruise line bosses at Carnival share the blame for promoting those kinds of ship salutes. [More]

Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship Finally Reaches Port

Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship Finally Reaches Port

After several days without power, phones, air-conditioning or hot water, the 3,300 passengers and more than 1,000 crew members on board the Carnival Splendor finally reached land in San Diego on Thursday morning.

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Stranded Carnival Passengers Won't Reach Land Until
Thursday

Stranded Carnival Passengers Won't Reach Land Until Thursday

Yesterday we told you about the 3,300 passengers stranded off the coast of Mexico in a Carnival Cruise ship left without power following a fire in the engine room. Originally, the cruise line had hoped to have the boat towed back to port by yesterday afternoon. Well, that plan didn’t work out.

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Carnival Cruise Ship Stranded Off Mexico Coast After
Fire

Carnival Cruise Ship Stranded Off Mexico Coast After Fire

Like something from a ’70s disaster movie, 3,300 passengers on board the Carnival Splendor found themselves stuck out to sea off the coast of Mexico after a fire in the engine room.

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Drunk Carnival Cruise Passenger Makes Fake Bomb Threat, Activates Jerry Bruckheimer

Drunk Carnival Cruise Passenger Makes Fake Bomb Threat, Activates Jerry Bruckheimer

A Jerry Bruckheimer movie was accidentally activated Sunday when an allegedly drunk Carnival Cruise passenger started yelling bomb threats as the boat was approaching Port Canaveral, FL.

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Cruisers Say Carnival Failed To Deliver Wine, Searched Cabin After They Complained

Cruisers Say Carnival Failed To Deliver Wine, Searched Cabin After They Complained

An anonymous couple wrote in to tell us about how they ordered a couple bottles of wine on a Carnival cruise, but were dismayed to find only one had been delivered. After they complained at the service desk and got their wine, they returned to their cabin to find a Carnival employee searching their cabin, telling them she was following policy.

Carnival Cruises Is So Over That Swine Flu Thing

Carnival Cruises Is So Over That Swine Flu Thing

Pack up your maracas, Carnival is returning to Mexico! The cruise line wasn’t happy with putzing off the California coast, and the CDC says that swine flu isn’t deadly enough to keep us out of Mexico forever. By the end of the month, souvenir-seeking Americans will again be able to down margaritas and scoop up trinkets in Cabo, Cozumel, and Puerto Vallarta.

If Everyone Is Broke, Is There Still A Class System?

If Everyone Is Broke, Is There Still A Class System?

Will The Great Recession dissolve our system of symbols and affluence and remake America into a classless society? Nah, not only would that be boring, but it’s impossible. A river with less water is still a river. Speaking of conspicuous consumption and water, here’s what Paul Fussel, snarky author of Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, says about cruise ships:

https://consumerist.com/2009/01/26/contractually-speaking-a-cruise-doesnt/

Contractually speaking, a cruise doesn’t even have to go to where you paid it to go. The Kings paid $2000 and drove from New York to Florida to find this out, and all the got was a $25 “we’re so sorry but not really” on-board credit for their troubles. [elliott] (Photo: jemsweb)