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Preventing Norovirus outbreaks is complicated by the fact that the virus is highly resistant to several different chemical disinfectants. Bleach, a chlorine-based solution, is currently the most effective treatment, but researchers are seeking more convenient alternatives. One such alternative is cold plasma, also known as non-thermal plasma. This "fourth state of...

Written by Joanne Chen of cntraveler.com Stay on board with these 12 strategies and chances are you’ll be healthy and happy your whole time at sea. One of the biggest misconceptions about cruise ships is that they’re germ incubators—that you can't escape. But the likelihood...

By Chris Kitching for mailonline A cruise ship was plunged into darkness and some passengers voluntarily put on life jackets after it lost power and began to list 'for a short period' off the coast of Morocco in the middle of the night. The Boudicca, carrying more than 1,000...

By  Shuan Sim of ibtimes.com Asia's rapidly growing tourism market likely won't be too wounded by a series of recent airplane crashes and disappearances, according to veteran travelers and aviation experts. Despite global concerns about aviation standards in Asia after the recent AirAsia Flight...

By PERRY GARFINKEL of nytimes.com Q: How will the opening of travel to Cuba affect your job? A: It will mean a whole lot more work; we’ve already seen increased interest and inquiries. But we also...

By Marnie Hunter, CNN The days of sipping umbrella drinks have given way to the stench of backed-up sewage, stuffy cabins without power, and limited food. The Carnival Triumph engine fire shows that the best-laid cruise plans can veer terribly off course. Sometimes it's rough waters...

By Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Vegas stole the slogan but cruise ships can also lay claim, "Whatever happens on cruise ships, stays on cruise ships". Only a tiny portion of alleged crimes on cruise ships is ever publicly disclosed, according to a report by the Senate Commerce...

By Christopher Elliott - Special to The Washington Post Any day now, the president is expected to sign the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act, which promises to make cruising safer. Maybe you don't think of a floating vacation as a dangerous activity -- after all, the last headline-grabbing sinking...

by THERESA NORTON MASEK of travelpulse.com A study commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) shows that the number of serious ship incidents is declining even as overall capacity grows. The study, conducted by British maritime consultant G.P. Wild, found that worldwide cruise ship capacity grew by 18 percent...

By Donna Balancia of hngn.com Prepare before you go aboard a cruise ship, experts warn. Norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus that can be caught on cruise ships. Experts say preparation is the best way to stay healthly while on vacation. Bring hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently, according to...