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Chinese tourist falls off cruise ship, survives 38 hours adrift at sea

By foxnews.com A woman who tumbled off a cruise ship without a life jacket kept herself alive for 38 hours, dodging large ships that could pull her under in their wake and dozing off while treading water, before she was rescued by fishermen in the South China Sea. The 32-year-old Chinese...
Firefighting, salvage teams board Caribbean Fantasy

By Kirk Moore of workboat.com Firefighting and salvage teams boarded the still-smoking Caribbean Fantasy off Puerto Rico Friday morning , assessing damage and vessel stability – and finding two deceased dogs, the sole casualties on board after a massive evacuation Wednesday morning. The teams first checked the grounded 561’ car and...
Fire erupts on cruise ship off Puerto Rico

by latimes.com More than 500 passengers were being evacuated on Wednesday from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico's north coast. The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as the U.S. Coast Guard began bringing passengers into the San...
Top 3 Most Effective Bug Sprays to Protect Your Family from the Zika Virus

By Tiare Dunlap of people.com With public health officials warning that mosquitos carrying the Zika virus could infect Americans as early as next month, preventing mosquito bites at home should be at the top of every summer to-do list. So how can you protect yourself and your family? According to new research...
U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine

by healthday.com A potential vaccine for the Zika virus has entered early clinical trials to assess its safety in humans, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday. The DNA-based vaccine contains genetic pieces of the Zika virus. It is intended to promote an immune response that would protect against the mosquito-borne virus that...
Carnival Corporation Issues 2015 Sustainability Report, Continues Strong Commitment to Environment and Safety

MIAMI, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the  progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The report's details show...
Smoking In a Seabourn Balcony Cabin Will Now Cost You $250 Per Day

by Gabe Zaldivar of travelpulse.com If you absolutely must light up a cigarette in your balcony cabin aboard a Seabourn ship, it will now cost you $250 a day to do so. As Cruise Critic’s Erica Silverstein reports, the line has actually widened its ban on smoking, which now includes the balconies on...
The world's most dangerous cruise ports

By Hristina Byrnes of foxnews.com Cruise passengers are just like other tourists-- with the exception of their arrival style. Hiding on a humungous ships as it sails into port on publicly available schedules is impossible. Large groups of people, completely unfamiliar with the area, are on the ground in a...
How to Choose the Best Cabin on a Cruise Ship

by Linda Garrison of cruises.about.com Planning a cruise vacation involves many decisions. One of the most difficult is how to choose the best cabin type and location for your budget and lifestyle interests. When looking at cruise ship layouts and decks either online or in brochures, those planning a...
The Importance of a Cruise Vessel's Passenger Space Ratio

by Jason Leppert of travelpulse.com Here’s something you might not know: the listed gross tonnage of a cruise ship is not a measure of weight but rather of size. So, when Royal Caribbean International’s new Harmony of the Seas is considered the world’s largest cruise ship by way of...