• Carnival cruise ship rescues 24 refugees adrift at sea off coast of Cuba, photos show

    6 days ago - By WGN TV

    TAMPA, Fla. - A Carnival cruise ship returned to Tampa, Florida, on Thursday with more passengers on board than when it left.
    During a trip to Honduras and Mexico, the Carnival Paradise came to the rescue of two dozen refugees from Cuba, footage shared with Nexstar's WFLA shows.
    Herman Bips, a passenger on the Carnival Paradise, told WFLA's Jeff Patterson he noticed a change in speed during the trip, which was his first indication that something was up.
    "It was Sunday afternoon around 4 o'clock and the ship felt like it was stopping," said Bips.
    On the horizon, he could see a small dot...
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