Carnival to start sailing from Galveston

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 5:33 pm    

Starting October 2015, Doral in Miami, Florida-based and British-American owned Carnival Cruise Lines will be offering 10- and 11-night cruise trips aboard its 2,754-passenger Carnival Triumph from areas between Galveston, Texas and San Juan, and Puerto Rico.

Cruise stops will include detours at lesser-known Caribbean ports, such as those in Bonaire, Grenada, Martinique, and Antigua.

According to Carnival, the new schedule will include 11-night sailings from Galveston to San Juan that will start on Oct. 24, 2015, and resume on Jan. 16, 2016. Two 10-night voyages from San Juan to Galveston will take place on Nov. 4, 2015 and Jan. 27, 2016.

The two schedules were planned with no repeating ports in mind so they can be part of a 21-night sailing trip that spans a few dozen Caribbean destinations starting from Galveston.

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Six-year-old on a four day Caribbean Cruise Line trip drowns in cruise pool

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 10:44 pm    

Six-year-old Qwentyn Hunter drowned on Sunday, October 13 in one of the pools on a cruise ship he was riding on with his family.

According to officials from Carnival Cruise Lines, the boy had been on a four-day Caribbean cruise with his family and their company’s “CareTeam is [currently] providing assistance and support.”

The ship reached Miami shores on Monday, October 14. The pool was already closed, and police had already sealed its perimeters with crime scene tape while officials took photographs of the area.

An investigation from the Miami-Dade police showed that Hunter was swimming in the pool with his 10-year-old brother when he drowned at around 4:45 p.m. while the ship was out at sea.

The boy was immediately given cardiopulmonary resuscitation after being pulled from the water but was already dead.