Cruise Safely

by skift.com European Cruise Line MSC Cruises announced this week that it is extending its growth spurt. The operator has ordered four new ships that would break a long-held record in the industry: the number of passengers on board. The privately held company is calling the new type of ship...
Aurora Expeditions to Launch First Purpose-Built Luxury Polar Cruise Ship

  By Mike Richard of themanual.com These days, Antarctic cruises are a dime a dozen as countless tour companies operate multi-week expeditions to the continent. But, few boast a truly luxurious experience. That’s all about to change as Aurora Expeditions — a company which has been leading polar expeditions for...

by cruisediva.com Seabourn has returned to Alaska this summer for the first time in 15 years, officially kicking off the season yesterday with an 11-day "Ultimate Alaskan" voyage departing from Vancouver. The luxury cruise line has curated an exceptional series of 11-, 12- and 14-day cruises on sailing out of...

By Matt Hochberg of royalcaribbeanblog.com   Guests aboard Royal Caribbean ships can look forward to seeing a new film during muster drill. The new safety film evokes a secret agent vibe that guests can watch in their stateroom prior to the mandatory safety drill that...
The Germaphobe’s Guide to Airplane Travel

by Kristen Wong of lifehacker.com Life gets pretty exhausting if you’re always afraid of getting dirty. I try to remember this mantra when I fly because airplanes are so freaking filthy. Research from the University of Victoria suggests we’re 100 times more likely to catch a cold from air...

by cruiseradio.net I’ve never fallen off a cruise ship. This is no small admission, given that I drink quite a bit while on board, travel solo and am known to be a bit of a clutz. But the secret to my success in this department comes down to two words: personal...

by cruisecritic.com Even the most fervent sailing fans are bound to suffer burnout, at least when it comes to certain cruise ports. Once you've climbed Dunn's River Falls, do you really need to go back to Ocho Rios? And sure, Monaco holds the glamorous appeal of the Grimaldi Royal...
Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ship to sail to Cuba, made her maiden call in the capital city of Havana on Tuesday, May 2nd. Norwegian Cruise Line executives were onboard to celebrate the voyage, including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings President & CEO Frank Del Rio and Norwegian Cruise...
Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

by skift.com Alaska’s cruise ship pollution monitors say they are prepared to keep Alaskan waters clean as some of the world’s biggest cruise ships are expected to land in Juneau this year carrying a record number of passengers. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s cruise ship monitoring program will watch for...
US man believed to have fallen overboard from Golden Princess, in north east Australian waters

by news.com.au A MISSING American cruise ship passenger is believed to have fallen overboard from a liner that left New Caledonia for Australia more than a week ago. The 61-year-old was travelling alone on the Golden Princess, which docked in Sydney Harbour on Thursday. According to Nine News, staff...