Cruise Safely

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...

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, currently listed as Category 3, hit Airlie Beach today, forcing P&O Cruises to cancel Pacific Dawn's scheduled call on Thursday, March 30. The cruise line has also reported some damage to the port, with heavy seas forecast for Queensland, so the ship will instead head...

L'Austral was forced to skip its visit to Borneo and will cease sailing its current itinerary today, three days early. The luxury ship will instead enter dry dock in Manila to undergo a full inspection for hull damage after two separate accidents earlier this year. In addition, the certification...

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...

Silversea has released a selection of renders showcasing the beautifully crafted Silver Cloud interiors ahead of her conversion into an ice-class expedition ship, which will take place between August and October this year.     Silver Cloud, which launched the Silversea fleet in 1994,...

by Eileen Ogintz of travelagentcentral.com The pool is packed. Everyone is having fun, but who is watching the kids? You should be no farther than an arm's length away, says B.J. Fisher, the health and safety director for the American Lifeguard Association, which trains lifeguards around the world. It's easy -- far too easy --...

by cruisecritic.com Norwegian Cruise Line has dubbed its new class of ship, first announced February 16, the Leonardo Project. The new class will consist of four ships, which will be built by Fincantieri S.p.A.; the first ship is scheduled for delivery June 2022, with the rest to follow in 2023,...

by cruiseindustrynews.com Windstar Cruises will make its debut in Canada/New England, offering a handful of new itineraries aboard the Star Pride in fall 2018. Four sailings will range from nine to 16 days. The season starts with an Iceland to New York sailing, spanning 16 days, which is followed by New...