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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...

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...