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Old 04-03-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Hundreds of tourists, most of them British retirees, were stuck in Portugal's Madeira Islands after authorities refused to let their cruise ship leave port because of a financial dispute, officials said Wednesday.

Port authorities on the island of Funchal told the Portuguese news agency Lusa they were awaiting a court ruling before allowing the ship to continue its voyage to Falmouth, England.

Cruise ship debts leave tourists stranded - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/04/03/portugal.ship.ap/index.html - broken link)
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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Here's more about the VanGough Cruise Line:Cruise News - Is Van Gogh Cursed? - Cruise Critic
This seems to be an anomaly in the cruise line business. VanGough is a single ship independent that started out on rough times from it's previous owners hardship.
John, thanks for the news, as a cruiser I'm always interested in what is happening in the cruising world.
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