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By Spencer Aronfeld of huffingtonpost.com Will U.S.-based passenger cruise lines like Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity soon be unloading passengers in Havana? No one seems more excited about, prepared for, and capable of navigating major cruises to Cuba than Norwegian Cruise Line's newly minted CEO, Frank...

By Elizabeth Enochs of bustle.com If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to go on a cruise, I have some good news: cruises are fun! They allow you to experience different cultures, enjoy a new climate, meet people from all over the world, and eat fancy, three-course dinners in the ship’s...

by THERESA NORTON MASEK of travelpulse.com There were reports of smoke “billowing” from Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty in St. Maarten Friday morning, but the line says there was no fire, just an overheated bearing in the forward section. “Guests from a small number of staterooms near the forward section...

By BARBIE LATZA NADEAU of The Daily Beast Remember the TV series “Love Boat”? It aired back in the day when going on a cruise conjured up images of fancy umbrella drinks, stolen moonlight kisses, and the blissful banality of total relaxation before anyone heard of Wi-Fi. Since then, the...

by ihsmaritime360.com For the sake of transparency many cruise lines have voluntarily agreed to disclose all claims of alleged incidents on board their vessels that fall under the categories outlined in the CVSSA, even if such allegations may be false or baseless. In December 2014, legislation was passed in...

by Felix Chaudhary of fijitimes.com Two cruise ships that were supposed to have arrived in Nadi this week bringing more than 2000 tourists cancelled travel to Fiji for safety reasons. As Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam moved closer to the country earlier this week, cruise ship operators re-routed ships as a...

by John Gallagher of ihsmaritime360.com Shipowners and operators of all vessel types have been urged by the US Coast Guard (USCG) to update safety guidelines following a cruise ship fire that killed three people in December 2014. In a Marine Safety Alert issued 11 March by the USCG's Inspections and Compliance...

By Susan Svrluga of washingtonpost.com After the U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for a Virginia Tech senior who fell from a Carnival cruise ship this weekend, a U.S. senator said Cameron Smook didn’t have to die. Smook had boarded the Carnival Glory with friends Saturday and on...

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...