The 146,000-ton Norwegian Breakaway is 18 stories high and 1,063 feet long, roughly the length of more than four city blocks.
Sen. Schumer said the bill of rights would be modeled off the successful one already in place for airplanes.
Spring may be around the corner, but people are still bundling up while thinking about sun and fun. Cruises are catering to that craving with bargain basement prices.
The vacation ship docked late Thursday in Mobile after a painfully slow approach that took most of the day. Passengers raucously cheered after days of what they described as overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors.
Out at sea on an eastern Caribbean cruise it was hard to escape news of the catastrophe where a cruise ship ran aground off of Italy.
Shocking new audio was also released Tuesday of the captain ignoring orders to return to the ship. Two New Jersey residents who saw the chaos first hand and are still trying to make sense of it.
Joan, Brian and Alana Aho of Duanesburg, N.Y., made it off the ship during Friday’s emergency. But they told a friend that there was panic all around them.
Search and rescue crews continued the search for survivors off the coast of Italy. The Costa Concordia was illuminated by flood lights as firefighters and divers searched for more victims including two Americans.