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MSC Group, Lufthansa partner in bid for Italy's ITA Airways

Jan. 25, 2022 13:22 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The parent group of MSC Cruises is partnering with Lufthansa in a bid for a majority stake in Italy’s ITA Airways, the company created from the ashes of former Italian flagship airline Alitalia. MSC Group, which includes container shipping and logistics businesses...

How did Wisconsin Dells become waterpark capital of world?

Jan. 22, 2022 01:02 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Dells is a city unlike any other in Wisconsin. Driving around you can see a replica Greek coliseum with a hotel inside it, a tourist attraction built to look like an upside White House and the famous waterslides that twist and turn to create a...

China criticizes US missile sanctions as hypocrisy

Jan. 21, 2022 07:44 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology, and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The United States announced penalties on three...

Costa Concordia is gone, but horror lingers 10 years later

Jan. 13, 2022 16:38 PM EST

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Fog horns wailed and church bells tolled Thursday as Italy honored the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck on the 10th anniversary of the disaster, with a commemoration that recalled the moment the cruise ship struck a reef and capsized off the Tuscan island of...

10 years later, Costa Concordia disaster vivid for survivors

Jan. 12, 2022 15:13 PM EST

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Ten years have passed since the Costa Concordia cruise ship slammed into a reef and capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio. But for the passengers on board and the residents who welcomed them ashore, the memories of that harrowing, freezing night remain vividly etched into...

Cruise ship docks in San Francisco with COVID-19 cases

Jan. 06, 2022 19:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A cruise ship that docked in San Francisco on Thursday is under observation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a dozen vaccinated passengers tested positive for coronavirus. The results followed a random testing of 25% of the...

New cruises in Brazil suspended amid spread of omicron

Jan. 03, 2022 19:47 PM EST

Cruise ship activity has been temporarily suspended along Brazil's shores until Jan. 21 due to the spread of the coronavirus' omicron variant, according to a statement the federal government published Monday night. The decision came after a recommendation from the nation’s health...

Brazil health agency confirms COVID-19 cases in cruise ship

Jan. 02, 2022 20:37 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Passengers on the cruise ship MSC Preziosa had to wait more than six hours to disembark at Rio de Janeiro Sunday due to an inspection by Brazilian health authorities that confirmed 28 cases of COVID-19 on board - 26 passengers and two crew members. Rio’s...

CDC warns against cruises, regardless of vaccination status

Dec. 30, 2021 19:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned people on Thursday not to go on cruises, regardless of their vaccination status, because of onboard outbreaks fueled by the omicron variant. The CDC said it has more than 90 cruise ships under investigation or...

Biogen, Norwegian Cruise Line fall, R.R. Donnelley rises

Dec. 30, 2021 17:20 PM EST

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, down 56 cents to $21.02 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended passengers avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status. ...