Cruise Safely

A cruise is a great way to relax and travel to a new, and usually exotic, destination. The sun, the sea, and cruise ship activities make the entire travel experience fun in itself before you even get to a far away island. Travelers are attracted to cruises for a...

By Marnie Hunter, CNN The days of sipping umbrella drinks have given way to the stench of backed-up sewage, stuffy cabins without power, and limited food. The Carnival Triumph engine fire shows that the best-laid cruise plans can veer terribly off course. Sometimes it's rough waters...

By Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Vegas stole the slogan but cruise ships can also lay claim, "Whatever happens on cruise ships, stays on cruise ships". Only a tiny portion of alleged crimes on cruise ships is ever publicly disclosed, according to a report by the Senate Commerce...

By Christopher Elliott - Special to The Washington Post Any day now, the president is expected to sign the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act, which promises to make cruising safer. Maybe you don't think of a floating vacation as a dangerous activity -- after all, the last headline-grabbing sinking...

by THERESA NORTON MASEK of travelpulse.com A study commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) shows that the number of serious ship incidents is declining even as overall capacity grows. The study, conducted by British maritime consultant G.P. Wild, found that worldwide cruise ship capacity grew by 18 percent...

By Donna Balancia of hngn.com Prepare before you go aboard a cruise ship, experts warn. Norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus that can be caught on cruise ships. Experts say preparation is the best way to stay healthly while on vacation. Bring hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently, according to...

By Melinda Crow of foxnews.com Americans are increasingly getting on board cruise ship well beyond the calm waters of the Caribbean. Sailing worldwide is generally safe, but as Cruise Critic points out, the high visibility of the arrival of a ship in port makes its passengers more identifiable...

The Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can be transmitted in many ways, but it most commonly with food as it is a food-borne illnesses. These ways of transmitting the disease are definitely prevalent when you are on a cruise ship - an environment where you are surrounded by...

When your cruise ship docks and it its time to go ashore it is important that you stay healthy and safe while exploring. Do plenty of research on the stop before disembarking. Staying Safe 1) Wear the appropriate shoes. When you go ashore, you want to make sure that you have the proper...

As you are prepping your luggage for your cruise, you will always remember the essentials - bathing suits, evening wear, toiletries and regular wear, but there are some important additions that you should include to be ready for any incident that may come your way. Sunscreen Sunscreen is crucial to your skin...