It’s been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay.
About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
Whether you can afford a complete splurge of a vacation or not, Silversea’s World Cruise is entertaining enough to learn more about. The most expensive cruise on the planet hits up 49 ports in 115 days of pure indulgence.
Mexico’s top tourism official said that the country may be dropped from the list of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations, a spot it has held for years. Violence in the nation may be responsible.
Lawsuits are already filed in this month’s disastrous Triumph cruise ship voyage, but the legal deck is stacked in parent company Carnival’s favor.
Passengers who finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship were checking into hotels early Friday for a hot shower, food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home.
A cruise line said that it is making the passengers aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible, contradicting the accounts of some passengers.
Angie South of Allen was counting down the days until the cruise she had planned with 14 girlfriends. The four-day voyage on the Carnival Triumph, however, did not go so triumphantly.
Many people are preparing to travel for the holidays. But before buying that airline ticket or booking your hotel room, listen to what CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg has to say.
Sinking cruise ships. High airfares. Hotel fees. Traveling can sometimes be a nightmare, but there are things you can do to ensure a painless trip.