| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:03 AM
In his answers to prosecutors, defense attorneys and a judge, the captain of the ill-fated cruise ship Costa Concordia admitted he made a "mistake" in colliding with rocks off the Italian island of Giglio.
However, in statements made during a phone...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 4:01 PM
A woman's body was found Saturday in the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italian officials said, taking the number of people confirmed dead to 17.
Rescuers have been searching the site since the massive liner struck rocks and rolled onto its side in...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 1:17 PM
GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia could remain where it lies near the Italian island of Giglio until the end of the year or longer before it can be broken up or salvaged, the official in charge of the recovery...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Technical experts directing the salvage operation aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship are recommending that the underwater part of the operation be called off because it is becoming too dangerous, Italy's civil protection agency said Tuesday.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:34 AM
A disabled Italian cruise ship, the Costa Allegra, reached port in the Seychelles Thursday.
The Allegra lost power in the Indian Ocean Monday because of a fire in the engine room.
It was carrying 636 passengers and a crew of 413, according to Costa...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 11:25 AM
GROSSETO, Italy (Reuters) - Survivors and relatives of victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck clamored for truth at a pre-trial hearing in Italy on Saturday, with some still waiting for identification of the remains of their loved ones 1-1/2 months...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:10 PM
If an asteroid is ever on a collision course with Earth, it is feasible that the planet could be saved by firing paintballs at it, according to an MIT graduate student whose detailed plan won this year's prize in a United Nations space council...
| Mar 30, 2010
Like migratory birds, cruise ships regularly shift from one part of the world to another as the seasons shift -- from the Caribbean to Europe or South America or from Alaska or the West Coast to Asia or the South Pacific, for example. These usually...
| Jun 28, 2010
It was an idea pioneered by NCL several decades ago: offer cruise passengers a beach day on a private island (Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas' Berry Islands). The idea took hold and now a number of cruise lines (Costa, Disney, Holland America, Princess...
| Nov 9, 2011
Carnival Cruise Lines just announced a hike in the standard tipping rate from $10 a day to $11.50 a day, effective December 1. And that announcement raises the question that continues to vex so many travelers -- how much and whom to tip.
| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:11 AM
Costa Cruises is making it easier for travelers to live "La Dolce Vita" with lead-in fares starting at $399 per person on seven-night eastern and western Mediterranean sailings.
The special rates are available on select cruises in November and December....