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By Sherri Eisenberg of foxnews.com The only thing harder than falling off a cruise ship is surviving the fall. But it does happen. It happened in January when a 22-year-old passenger on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas went overboard off the coast of Mexico. After passengers and crew...

By consumerreports.org From aqua parks to Michelin star chefs, cruise lines aren’t shy about advertising their high-end amenities. But what the ads don’t reveal is that the medical facilities on board are likely to be far less grand. “People assume that they will have access to the same...

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. of breitbart.com Self-relegated to Iraq and Syria, just months ago ISIS seemed a distant threat to Italians and other Europeans. Having set up Libyan strongholds along the Mediterranean coast, however, ISIS is now on Europe’s doorstep. The latest threat is to Mediterranean cruise...

by Sid Lipsey of Yahoo Travel It’s the fear of many would-be cruisers: “What if I get seasick?” The prospect of spending an entire vacation sick in your cabin’s bathroom imitating a human bilge pump has kept many people from trying out...

By Randy Kalp of beersandbeans.com I think one of the coolest things about being a traveler in the digital age is the abundance of travel tips and hacks that are available online. From the best times to score cheap flights to hacking hotels, and...

By PeterGreenberg.com The number of people traveling by aircraft worldwide is already more than 1 billion a year and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this number is expected to double in the next two decades. This means that many...

By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Holly Yan and Greg Botelho, CNN Grosseto, Italy (CNN) The captain of the Costa Concordia is guilty of manslaughter and other charges related to the ship's fatal wreck in January 2012 off the Italian coast, a judge announced Wednesday night, capping...

By Arlene Satchell of Sun Sentinel Almost a million more people will embark on cruises this year compared with 2014, a trade group forecasts. Some 23 million consumers around the world will cruise in 2015 — with the majority sailing from North American ports, the Cruise Lines International Association reported Monday. That...

The impact that cruise lines have on the environment is not the best in the travel industry but certainly not the worst. While some cruise lines are more environmentally conscious than others, some are cruising along with murky waters beneath them. The Friends of the Earth’s (FOE)
MARITIME SECURITY OF PASSENGER SHIPS: WHAT CAN BE DONE?

By Sam Bateman of eurasiareview.com Singapore has a major stake in ensuring the safety and security of passenger ships. It has become an important hub port for cruise liners. A new cruise terminal opened in 2012 and the world’s biggest cruise liners now visit the port. Singapore has accepted a...