Cruise Safely

Norwegian Cruise Line adds lifeguards amid mounting industry pressure

By Sky McCarthy After several highly publicized drowning or near-drowning incidents aboard mega ocean liners, Norwegian will become the world’s third cruise line to add lifeguards to its ships. On Wednesday, the Miami-based company announced that it will bring lifeguarding staff to its four largest ships-- Norwegian Escape, Norwegian...

by Jess Bolluyt Considering a cruise ship for your next vacation? Cruises sound like a great value. After all, you get your food, accommodations, transportation, and entertainment all under one roof (and for one price). Of course, there are plenty of cruise trip secrets you should know before you arrive. But a...
The 13 Safest, Cheapest, and Hygienic Countries in the World to Visit as a Tourist

by Thomas Colson of businessinsider.com The World Economic Forum's "Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report," which is published every two years, measures the relative health of 136 leading countries’ tourism sectors using a wide range of sub-indexes, including safety and security, natural resources, soundness of infrastructure, health and hygiene,...

By traveller24.news24.com If you're planning on taking a break this upcoming Easter holiday but have not booked holiday accommodation yet, you have to be extra wary of scammers and con-artists as fraudsters often target people who are desperate to secure last minute travel and accommodation. According to Sahil Mungar...

By forbes.com Yadi Mark, who uses a wheelchair, frequently travels and loves sailing the open sea. She will embark on her 16th cruise this summer with her husband, children and grandkids. What's the appeal? "Affordable pricing, unpacking once, seeing multiple destinations, dressing up for dinner, great entertainment and the...

by traveller24.news24.com Cape Town - It's no secret that exploring new places and cultures is an exhilarating experience, but planning a trip can be a mission and a half - Going through visa application admin and having to decide what to take or what to leave isn't even the...

The U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) recently published its 2017 Crime & Safety Report regarding the Bahamas. The council, which was established under authority of the U.S. Secretary of State, reached the following findings and conclusions: Conclusions - Crime Threats: We recommend to anyone traveling to the Bahamas (particularly Nassau) to...

The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico’s troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country “due to recent security concerns.” The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual tourism fair that officials hope will spark...

VIKING has chosen Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale to showcase a host of innovative safety solutions and servicing concepts, proving once again that the company is closely aligned with cruise line operators needs and priorities. In addition, they will offer a glimpse of the LifeCraft™ storage and launch unit...

Changing political landscapes can make travel unpredictable at times and learning to navigate these new circumstances is key to making a trip a success these days. The folks at Breaking Travel News have some tips on making the best of tumultuous times. “No matter how experienced you are as a...