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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...

By Melinda Crow of foxnews.com Americans are increasingly getting on board cruise ship well beyond the calm waters of the Caribbean. Sailing worldwide is generally safe, but as Cruise Critic points out, the high visibility of the arrival of a ship in port makes its passengers more identifiable...