cruise http://wlrn.org en Cruise Passengers Call For Regulation, Industry Disagrees http://wlrn.org/post/cruise-passengers-call-regulation-industry-disagrees <p>A bill that would lead to better protections for cruise passengers has yet to move forward in Congress.</p><p>Last week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on cruise passenger safety. The hearing was called by committee chairman and senator Jay Rockefeller from West Virginia, who sponsored the Cruise Passenger Protection Act.&nbsp;</p><p>At the hearing, lawyer and International Cruise Victims Association board member Philip Gerson testified. He is the legal representative of a 15-year-old victim of rape on a cruise ship.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:19 +0000 Carla Javier 36215 at http://wlrn.org Cruise Passengers Call For Regulation, Industry Disagrees Carnival's Earnings Hit By String Of Cruise Ship Problems http://wlrn.org/post/carnivals-earnings-hit-string-cruise-ship-problems Miami-based Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, reported a third quarter profit nearly a third lower than a year ago following a series of embarrassing and deadly mishaps involving its ships.<p>Carnival turned a $934 million profit for the period June through August, down 30 percent from the same quarter in 2012.<p>The company owns several cruise lines, including Carnival, Holland America, Princess and Costa, whose Costa Concordia liner wrecked on the Tuscan coast last year, killing 32 people. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:48:50 +0000 Scott Neuman 21102 at http://wlrn.org Carnival's Earnings Hit By String Of Cruise Ship Problems