Cruise Safely

You may have recently read that Carnival has been granted permission by the U.S. Government to cruise to Cuba from Miami. Carnival expects Cuba to quickly grant permission as well. While the U.S. government has strict rules about travel to Cuba, no other country does. Cuba is a popular...

Taking travel insurance for granted and not paying close enough attention to the fine print of documents involved, might come back to haunt you. It has been observed that while buying travel insurance, people tend to make the most basic mistakes that sometimes lead to disastrous consequences. If you...

by KOMO News The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for a missing cruise ship passenger in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and in Puget Sound. The male passenger was unaccounted for when the Holland America cruise ship MS Statendam arrived early Monday in Seattle from...

By Arlene Satchell of Sun Sentinel San Francisco native Kate McCue will become the first American woman to captain a cruise ship when she takes the helm of Celebrity Summit in August, Celebrity Cruises announced Monday. McCue, 37, will be responsible...

By Hannah Sampson of Miami Herald The world’s major cruise ship companies are in supersize mode. Six years after the launch of the largest passenger ship ever built, cruise giant Carnival Corp. announced that some of its upcoming vessels will hold more passengers than any other at sea: a maximum of...

So you have finally decided to take time out of your daily hectic routine and opt for some rest and relaxation by way of a cruise ship. This might turn out to be the best decision of your life. But if you are like most people then one question...

The Food Safety Information Council today released five tips to help consumers avoid the spread of norovirus, a leading cause of gastroenteritis, over the winter months. This follows recent ANU research that found there are an estimated 276,000 cases of norovirus infection on average in Australia each year, leading...

A good deal of news reports came out this past week regarding the Norovirus, often called the “cruise ship virus.” Holland American Lines shortened a cruise because of an outbreak, the second cruise in succession to be struck on that ship. Websites that are often critical of cruise lines...

By Ken Borsuk of greenwichtime.com Standing with the family of a Greenwich man who disappeared a decade ago while on his honeymoon on a Royal Caribbean ship, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal vowed new legislation would make the cruise ship industry more accountable for passenger safety. “Since January 2015 alone, 12...

by Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett of BloombergBusiness A virus that caused a spate of vomiting and diarrhea in Asia last winter appears to be spreading globally, threatening larger outbreaks of gastro infections that are a bane of luxury cruises. The new strain of norovirus known as GII.17 that emerged in southern...