Cruise Safely

Azamara Quest

by Oliver Lewis of stuff.co.nz Damage has been found to the hull of the Azamara Quest, a luxury cruise ship that is being investigated following an incident in the Marlborough Sounds. The ship, owned by Azamara Club Cruises, entered Tory Channel on January 27 with a Port Marlborough pilot on...
Cruise ship tossed in hurricane-force storm

by foxnews.com The thousands of cruise passengers who endured a violent Atlantic storm with 100-mph winds will be heading back to their starting point in New Jersey instead of continuing to Florida, Royal Caribbean announced Monday. The Anthem of the Seas cruise liner is turning around and returning to Cape...
Emerald Belle

Emerald Waterways reports that a late night fire broke out the Den Breejen Shipyard in the Netherlands where the company’s newest ship, the Emerald Belle, was under construction. Sister line, Scenic, also had a ship under construction nearby but it was quickly moved away so damage was...
Zika Virus

by Gillian Mohney & Clark Schultz The spread of the Zika virus in the Americas could have an impact on the cruise line sector. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Line have already gotten in front of the development by announcing that pregnant women can reschedule cruises to destinations...
Crown Princess

by maritime-executive.com Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess suffered an outbreak of norovirus on its January 3 – 18 voyage. The incident is the first reported norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship calling at a U.S. port so far this year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports...
CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

By Steven Reinberg of usnews.com U.S. health officials issued a travel warning late Friday for 14 countries and territories exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to a torrent of birth defects in Brazil. The travel alert targets pregnant women and those who want...

by Sophie Forbes of yahoo.com In the first 18 days of 2016, there have been 41 terrorist attacks across the globe that have killed more than 500 people. Several of these attacks took place in popular tourist destinations, such as Paris,...
A winter storm caused a delayed return for a cruise.

The East Coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas. The effects of the storm weren't pleasant. Already, 27 people died and hundreds of car crashes have been reported to the authorities. Additionally, there are an estimated quarter million homes that...
Keep these things in mind while packing your toiletry kit.

Practicing good hygiene is always a good idea, but bringing every toiletry you own on a trip is impractical. While you should feel confident the cruise you're on will have at least the basics aboard, it's always nice to have toiletries you normally use. Keep...
A Caribbean cruise got scary when Crab's eye nearly killed a toddler.

A two-year-old toddler nearly died after swallowing the beads from a necklace she got while on a cruise. The necklace, which she picked up from a local vendor in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is commonly known as a Crab's Eye necklace. Other common names for the...