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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...

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com This case is the latest situation where a cruise ship fails to have a automatic man overboard system (MOB) to detect persons going overboard and signal the bridge. Such systems are required by the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act.  There are many systems (motion...

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...