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Correction: Cruise Ship Jump story

Jan. 18, 2019 10:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the man's hometown. He is from Vancouver, Washington. A corrected version of the story is below: Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship Royal Caribbean...

Trump's Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits on U.S. travel to...

Male Disney Cruise worker claims harassment by female boss

Dec. 27, 2018 12:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A middle-aged male former labor analyst at Disney Cruise Line claims his younger female manager created a hostile work environment by bullying him about his age, bragging about sleeping with married men in the office and passing him over for promotions, according to a federal lawsuit....

Booze cruise battle: Booted from NYC dock, owner sees racism

Dec. 18, 2018 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Braithwaite is a rarity in New York City's sightseeing cruise industry: a black owner whose raucous party boats are filled with mostly black patrons from the city's West Indian community. So, when his vessels were ousted from city-owned docks in Brooklyn last summer while booze...

Woman sues Royal Caribbean over husband's zip line death

Dec. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A woman claims Royal Caribbean Cruises is responsible for a zip line accident that killed her husband on the Honduran island of Roatan. Court records show that attorneys for 27-year-old Shir Frenkel sued the company in Miami federal court last month, seeking more than $1 million in damages....

Historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat can cruise again

Dec. 5, 2018 11:17 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long (87-meter-long) riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other...

Rockers Hootie & the Blowfish return with new album, tour

Dec. 3, 2018 9:26 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty-five years after "Cracked Rear View" launched their careers, Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish will release a new album and launch an official tour next year after a decade-long break. The Southern pop-rockers, featuring lead singer Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan,...

Tourism slumps in Mexico border city since caravan arrives

Dec. 2, 2018 3:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tour operators and medical and dental offices in the Mexican border city of Tijuana are reporting a slowdown in business since a caravan of Central American migrants arrived. Tourists and visitors have been cancelling planned trips to the Mexican state of Baja California since the border...