Cruise Safely

MARITIME SECURITY OF PASSENGER SHIPS: WHAT CAN BE DONE?

By Sam Bateman of eurasiareview.com Singapore has a major stake in ensuring the safety and security of passenger ships. It has become an important hub port for cruise liners. A new cruise terminal opened in 2012 and the world’s biggest cruise liners now visit the port. Singapore has accepted a...

The CLIA Cruise Forward Team just released an incredible Cruise Safety resource: the Cruise Forward Norovirus Communications Toolkit. The toolkit includes the following two PDFs: The Norovirus Fact Sheet provides the latest research on how truly rare norovirus outbreaks are and describes the numerous practices in place on cruise ships...

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com This case is the latest situation where a cruise ship fails to have a automatic man overboard system (MOB) to detect persons going overboard and signal the bridge. Such systems are required by the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act.  There are many systems (motion...

In the past five years, the rate of cruise ship incidents have been on the decline. Operational incidents such as fires, collisions, breakdowns and groundings are becoming less common even as the capacity of cruise ships continues to go up. In 2012, more than 20 million people went on a...

Unfortunate incidents that occur on cruise lines plague headlines whenever one takes place. Splashed across papers internationally are pictures and stories of the damage that occurred, diseases that spread rapidly, or some operational incident. Those incidents are enough to scare some people away from even giving a cruise vacation trip...

The U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control lifted some travel restrictions to Cuba opening up a whole new destination for travel enthusiasts to explore. Americans who choose to take advantage of this fantastic new travel opportunity are opening the door to an entirely different world. Everything from...

When you are choosing a cruise as your next vacation and form of travel, you are going to have a lot of options available to you in terms of the kind of cruise that you want to take. There are themed ships, such as Disney - which is great...

A cruise ship with the best accommodations, a variety of activities, and comfortable living and sleeping quarters can make a difference in the satisfaction that you have with your cruise experience. The activities, dining, entertainment, and locations of ports can all vary depending on the size ship that you...

Preventing Norovirus outbreaks is complicated by the fact that the virus is highly resistant to several different chemical disinfectants. Bleach, a chlorine-based solution, is currently the most effective treatment, but researchers are seeking more convenient alternatives. One such alternative is cold plasma, also known as non-thermal plasma. This "fourth state of...

by Charles Lipcon of dailybusinessreview.com The recent tragedy onboard an Oceania Cruises ship in which three people lost their lives after an engine room fire took place while the ship was docked at Port Castries in St. Lucia, brings to light the need for yet another discussion about cruise...