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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAboard The Queen Victoria "Welcome to my office," Capt. Paul Wright said as he opened the security door to the bridge of the Queen Victoria. Through the expanse of windows, the ocean seemed endless, glimmering in the sun. It was, as it turned out, the...
Tags: Shipbuilding, Travel, Climbing, Ceremonies, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhat is arguably the world's best known passenger ship, the 41-year-old Queen Elizabeth 2, is leaving America for good this week and will sail into history books next month. A pipe and drum corps, flotilla of pleasure craft and other fanfare in New...
Tags: United Kingdom, Travel, Cruises, Elizabeth II, New York
Associated PressThe remnants of Hurricane Dean dumped heavy rain across central Mexico on Thursday, drenching mudslide-prone mountains as it pushed inland after slamming into the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm and killing four people. Neighbors banded together to...
The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth 2, has been sold for $100 million and is to become a floating hotel and museum to draw tourists to one of Dubai's man-made islands. State-owned private equity firm Istithmar is buying the QE2, the longest-serving ship...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWITH gas prices approaching $5 a gallon, the open road looks less inviting than ever. But even vacationers who fly, cruise or take transit will find it tough to escape the tsunami of high oil prices surging through the travel industry. Airlines, cruise...
Caribbean tourism officials are working overtime to reassure reluctant travelers that plenty of sun-soaked islands were untouched by a recent spate of deadly tropical cyclones. Potential visitors may assume the entire region was ravaged by four storms...
Tags: Death, Cuba, Bahamas, Tropical Weather, Travel
Airlines and hotels long ago recognized the power of loyalty programs to keep customers coming back. Somewhat later to the game, cruise lines also now proffer perks to frequent passengers. As with other hospitality programs, benefits in seagoing...
State regulators in Alaska have cited eight cruise ships for air quality violations in 2008. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issued 10 notices of violations - a fivefold increase from 2007. The notices were issued to...
Times Staff WriterPassenger ships were rerouted, and the world's largest cruise line chartered three of its vessels to the federal government after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal areas in three states. The parent company of another cruise line reached out to hundreds...
Times Staff WriterThe modern cruise industry was born a little more than 30 years ago, when the company that would become industry behemoth Carnival Corp. started sailing a single ship from Florida. Now cruise ships carry more than 12 million passengers yearly, few of whom...
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