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Food52 | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste

Ten ways to recreate our favorite carnival foods at home.

PAN! The Universal Call of the African Drum

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jessica Joseph

The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.

Investigators Probe Whether Couple Overboard On Cruise Jumped Or Fell

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — The cruise ship railing over which an Australian couple fell into the ocean was higher than industry regulations required and was desi...

And the 'Global Worst Financial Predator Award' Goes to...

Ryan Mack | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

I would like to send a short message to Axel Finance, Toxik Nation, and the people of St. Lucia.

Afraid of Cruising? Smaller Ships Are My Passion

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I have been fortunate to sail on almost all of the five star cruise lines sailing today and have sailed most itineraries. While I would choose an ocean liner for any ocean crossing, for everything else, I look for small.

Carnival To Hand Taxpayers The Bill For Crippled Ship

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

MIAMI -- Carnival Corp. says all maritime interests must assist without question those in trouble at sea, a duty that would not include reimbursing th...

Carnival Cruise Prices Drop

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines prices have taken a dip this spring, according to pricing data, and some industry observers are blaming headli...

'Sea Is Too Loud' And Other Crazy Cruise Complaints

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel

A list of the wackiest cruise complaints from has been making waves, with gems such as a woman grumbling that the ocean was "too loud"...

Nigerian Carnival 2013 (PHOTOS)

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.02.2013 | Black Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria -- In Nigeria's biggest city, a Monday morning typically sees bumper-to-bumper traffic as people struggle through heat and exhaust ...

Carnival's Social Nightmare

John P. David | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
John P. David

Aside from offering an outlet for professional and amateur comedy writers to try new material, social media plays an increasing role in how we learn about crises and disasters -- and also how communications and PR pros must respond to the same mishaps.

Carnival Makes The Case For Travel Insurance

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

Carnival Cruise Lines has had a rough few weeks, but as difficult as Triumph's drift, Dream's electrical failure and Legend's propulsion problems have...

THIRD Carnival Ship In Trouble

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel

Yet another Carnival cruise ship is having mechanical problems at sea, the third in a month, US media reported Friday.It was an added headache for the...

Carnival Does It Again!

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

The Carnival Dream, currently stranded on St. Maarten thanks to a generator failure, is just the latest ship in the cruise line's fleet to be crippled by prolonged exposure to sea water.

Another Carnival Cruise Ship In Trouble

AP | JUDY FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- Passengers from the cruise ship Carnival Dream headed to the airport Thursday instead of sailing home after an on-board ge...

When Are Cruise Lines Accountable?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

As the shore slowly fades into the horizon so do the legal rights of cruise ship passengers.

Will Carnival Cruises Get Safer?

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story March 12 about a cruise conference, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Carnival Cruise Lines owns th...

NFLPA's New Orleans Counsel Joseph N. Mole

Robert Gagnier | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports
Robert Gagnier

Many around the U.S. and the world found two great reasons to recently visit what is perhaps America's most unique city, New Orleans.

Could Carnival Have Paid More Than $500?

Yelena Lamm | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Yelena Lamm

Carnival could have paid a lot more than $500 to its passengers. However, because it has such a stable business model and little regulatory pressure, Carnival can afford to brush this off as another minor incident and keep on sailing.

Carnival's Crisis Mismanagement -- Déjà Vu All Over Again

Lanny Davis | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Lanny Davis

A company or a politician that chooses the "limited modified hangout" is disrespecting the public. Such a strategy seems to reflect the attitude conveyed by Jack Nicholson in the famous climactic trial scene in the movie, A Few Good Men: -- "You can't handle the truth!" Oh, yes, we can.

Triumph SUES Triumph

Posted 02.21.2013 | Comedy

Passengers on the Carnival Triumph, the ill-fated cruise liner that was without water or electricity for days, are now suing Carnival for unsanitary c...

Why Carnival Passengers Should Think Twice Before Suing

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

By Tom Hals Feb 15 (Reuters) - After four days on a crippled cruise ship with overflowing toilets, stifling heat and h...

Stewart To CNN: 'You're Not Heroes, Guys'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.15.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart opened Thursday's "Daily Show" by calling out CNN for their exhaustive coverage of Triumph, the Carnival cruise ship that was stuck in the...

After The Party, Rio On Cleanup Duty As Carnival Ends

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — The world's Carnival capital picked up the pieces on Wednesday, after five straight days of decadent samba school parades, rauc...

PHOTOS: The Best Images From Brazil's Carnival

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Rio Carnival: The words alone conjure images of half-naked (or some fraction greater than half) samba dancers, kaleidoscopes of color and surreal floa...

PHOTOS: Venice Carnival Gets Snowy

Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

As Venice’s annual Carnival celebration comes to a close, the city has been flooded by Acqua Alta and melting snow. The coincidence of the 15th high...