Cruise Safely

A number of environmental groups are calling on the public to boycott cruise ships that make a port of call on the Faroe Islands, a possession of Denmark. Others are extending their efforts to include a call of boycott to all cruise lines that have a ship calling on...

by Paul Brady and Laura Dannen Redman of cntraveler.com A recent study by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation suggests there might actually be an optimal time to buy airplane tickets. Travelers often swap theories on the right—and wrong—time to book a...

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com A number of Royal Caribbean crew members have contacted me complaining that they don't feel safe because of ongoing construction on the Freedom of the Seas to install an advanced emission purification system (AEP), also known as a "scrubber system." Contractors from Harris Pye Engineering...

By rfidworld.ca Multipurpose wristbands, not keycards, will welcome passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean’s MS Anthem of the Seas, thanks to a partnership with global security leader ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. The wristbands use innovative and flexible RFID technology to upgrade the cruise experience for both passengers and crew. As passengers...

This week, the Irish Times had the headline Four cruise liners deliver 13,000 tourists to Dublin Port. The article stated this was the most visitors by cruise ships at any one time, and that the port wishes to set a new yearly record of over two million cruise...

by James Alan Fox, Crime and Punishment The cruise industry has been a favorite target for Congress and the media whenever bad things happen on the high seas, even though these occurrences are fairly rare. The latest attack from Washington, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)...

By Laura Vanderkam of fastcompany.com 1. Planning May Be The Best Part Anticipation accounts for a major chunk of human happiness. One study of vacationers found (no surprise) that they were happier than people who weren’t getting away, but almost all of the happiness boost happened before the vacation...

Maybe it was a slow news day but the Royal Gazette in Bermuda ran a story titled BA Ruined my Cruise. It would have been a better titled “How I Ruined My Cruise.” You can read the link for full details but the summary is that between Bermuda...

Zylast is a unique antimicrobial hand sanitizer technology that not only kills on contact, but is persistent for six hours. The core of the patented technology lies in the combination of antimicrobial agents and a revolutionary formulation that keeps the product on the skin. Buy it today on...

by maritime-executive.com The latest IT solutions in People Tracking have captured the interest of Carnival Corporation and the Italian Navy. A live demo in Milan on June 23 was attended by safety and technical management of Carnival Group, the largest cruise company in the world, and by the Naval...