Cruise Safely

Tourists Killed in Terrorist Attack on Istanbul’s Historic District

by Donald Wood of travelpulse.com Tragedy struck Tuesday morning when a Syrian man allegedly detonated a bomb that killed at least 10 people and wounded 15 others in a popular tourist section of Istanbul’s historic district. According to Lefteris Pitarakis and Suzan Fraser of the Associated Press, the suspected...
Carnival Corporation announced four new cruise ships for 2016.

Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise company in the world. It has 10 cruise line brands and almost 100 ships. Recently, Carnival announced they are adding cruise ships to their fleet. Here are the four that will be unveiled in 2016: 1. Holland America Line's...
Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage

The Bluesmart carry-on is a suitcase that connects wirelessly to your smartphone so that you can remotely locate it, lock it, and even weigh it. The mobile app lets you see all your data and travel history in one place. Meet Bluesmart! The World's First...
U.S. Embassy issues alert for Bahamas after sexual assaults

by travelweekly.com A crime warning issued Tuesday by the U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas has singled out operators of personal watercraft or jet skis. The embassy issued the alert following the sexual assault of a U.S. citizen by a man on one of the watercraft on Cabbage Beach. The Royal...
Cruise Ship Terrorism: "The Elephant in the Room" for 2015

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com We are just a few hours before placing 2015 is in our rear view mirror as we start upon a fresh New Year. So what are the memories which come to mind when we think of taking a cruise in 2015?  And what...
A federal judge from Seattle threw out a $21.5 million verdict awarded to James Hausman.

A federal judge in Seattle recently threw out a $21.5 million jury verdict awarded to a man from Illinois in a lawsuit against Holland America cruise line. James R. Hausman sued the Seattle-based cruise line after a sliding glass door malfunctioned by hitting his...
Cold weather cruises are becoming more popular because of the breathtaking  views they provide.

Although many people only associate cruises with warm climates, it's becoming more and more common to take cold-weather cruises. You might be asking yourself: Why would anyone ever choose the cold over a cruise in the sun? Many choose to take cruises to colder regions...
There'll be no gastrointestinal illnesses on these ships.

If you're wondering to yourself, "Are cruise ships safe?", the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have an answer for you. Each year, the organization conducts unannounced sanitation inspections of cruise ships, and this year, it gave a perfect score of 100 to...
The ports you visit will be a lot of fun, but will also have some potential risks.

We've given you plenty of tips for how to stay safe while on a cruise ship. But you're not just going to stay cooped up onboard the entire time - eventually, you'll make it out to a port, where there could be just as...
Confessions of a Cruise Security Officer

by Sid Lipsey of Yahoo Travel A cruise is a vacation full of fun and frivolity under the sun. But if you step out of line (and we’re not talking the conga line), you’ll have to deal with cruise...