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Wine

By Tom Stieghorst of travelweekly.com Starting in October, Disney Cruise Line guests will no longer be able to bring spirits on board with them. The cruise line posted a change in its policy, limiting guests over 21 to two bottles of wine on embarkation or at each port of...
Avoid Norovirus

by cruisehive.com You’ll always read about news of the Norovirus which has spread onboard some cruise ship which can be pretty scary especially if you don’t cruise that often or not at all. Well don’t worry because there are ways to protect yourself while onboard so you can continue...
St. Lucia

by Patrick Clarke of travelpulse.com One prominent St. Lucia official is expressing concern in wake of several crimes committed against cruise ship passengers that are becoming more frequent. With Norwegian Cruise Line having eliminated the popular Caribbean stop from its itineraries as recently as 2012 because of concerns about guests'...
Mega Cruise Ship

by Spencer Aronfeld of huffingtonpost.com The race to sail the largest mega cruise ships is heating up among the world's cruise ship companies. Carnival announced its newly ordered ships will hold nearly 7,000 passengers each, making them literally floating cities. This seems consistent with CEO Arnold...
Tiny Baby Born On Cruise Ship

by Lindsay Whitehurst of sun-sentinel.com A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date says she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and, with the help of medical staff, managed to keep him alive until the ship from Fort Lauderdale reached...
Medellin Colombia

by foxnews.com An American tourist has been shot to death in Colombia during an apparent robbery attempt after leaving his hotel in a wealthy enclave of Medellin. Police say a 65-year-old New Yorker identified as John Mariani was assaulted Friday night when the taxi he was traveling was intercepted by...
Chikungunya Virus

by Nick and Dariece of travelpulse.com Last year during the Ebola virus scare, there was another epidemic terrorizing the Caribbean, but its severity was somewhat overshadowed by Africa's deadly plague. This doesn't mean that Chikungunya (aka Chik-V) wasn't serious. While the virus has started to run its course...
Lesbos

Just a week after cruise lines modified port calls in Turkey, three cruise lines have stopped calling on the Greek island of Lesbos. Lesbos, also sometimes called Mytilene which is the capital and port city, has been the destination of many of those trying to escape Syria and...
Norovirus Mutations in Oysters

by thedailymeal.com Oysters, especially when eaten raw, may be the reason behind the cruise lovers’ curse, norovirus, finds a new study published in the journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  Also known as the stomach flu, norovirus is among the world’s most common types of gastrointestinal...
Cruises take you to the prettiest parts of the planet: these cruises are working to keep those places pretty.

Cruises have a bad reputation when it comes to the environment. The amount of waste alone is staggering: Sewage, drain water and garbage are all produced in mass quantities on cruise ships. In addition, cruise ships burn a lot of fuel, sending the byproducts...