A Cruise Kept Tulane Afloat from 20 Crazy Facts About Cruise Ships

20 Crazy Facts About Cruise Ships

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A Cruise Kept Tulane Afloat

After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast back in 2005, Tulane University was one of 30 colleges in the area looking for answers on how to proceed in its wake. One of the issues was where to house students after several dorms were destroyed, and the university came up with a unique solution: Bring in a cruise ship. Tulane imported Mediterranean’s 800-foot MV Dream ship all the way from Europe to the Mississippi River, where at least 150 students made it their temporary home for five months until things settled down back on campus.

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