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  Lawmakers turn attention to crime on cruise ships

After fires, cruise line execs answer questions

The presidents of Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International defended their industry and their practices to senators Wednesday following two recent high-profile fires that damaged ships. Full story

Costa Concordia captain trial delayed by lawyers strike

GROSSETO, Italy (Reuters) - The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, was delayed just as it started on Tuesday because of a lawyers' strike. Full story

Cruise ship catches fire at sea

  Passengers on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship were awakened around 3 a.m. on Monday after a fire broke out on the third deck of the ship and spread to a crew lounge on the fourth deck. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

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  Cruise ships may be bargains this summer

Recent well-publicized problems aboard cruise ships apparently have triggered a dip in bookings, and as NBC's Chris Clackum reports, now could be a good time to plan a cruise.

  Score deals on cruises to Alaska, Mediterranean

Claire Newell, a travel expert who owns her own agency, breaks down what some of the top cruise lines are doing to get you on your ships, sharing the best deals you can get and when to buy them.

  Another Carnival Ship in Trouble

Carnival is dealing with another problem on one of its cruise ships, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  Trouble aboard Dream adds to Carnival’s PR nightmare

Electrical problems aboard Carnival’s Dream cruise ship forced the company to issue passengers free airline tickets home — less than one month after problems plagued another ship in their fleet.

  Rat-filled boat lost at sea

Forget about that gross Carnival cruise ship that broke down. An abandoned Russian cruise ship has been lost at sea for nearly a month, and the only passengers aboard have whiskers and a tail. Last Word guest host Ezra Klein explains

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Costa Concordia
Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the waters of the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, July 8, 2013. The luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany on Jan 13, 2012, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation

Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, looks on during a trial in Grosseto
Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, looks on during a trial in Grosseto

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, looks on during a trial in Grosseto, central Italy, July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, talks with his lawyers during a trial in Grosseto
Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, talks with his lawyers during a trial in Grosseto

Francesco Schettino , captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, talks with his lawyers during a trial in Grosseto, central Italy, July 17, 2013. The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, resumes on Wednesday after it