Cruise Safely

by John Gallagher of ihsmaritime360.com Shipowners and operators of all vessel types have been urged by the US Coast Guard (USCG) to update safety guidelines following a cruise ship fire that killed three people in December 2014. In a Marine Safety Alert issued 11 March by the USCG's Inspections and Compliance...

By Susan Svrluga of washingtonpost.com After the U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for a Virginia Tech senior who fell from a Carnival cruise ship this weekend, a U.S. senator said Cameron Smook didn’t have to die. Smook had boarded the Carnival Glory with friends Saturday and on...

By Sherri Eisenberg of foxnews.com The only thing harder than falling off a cruise ship is surviving the fall. But it does happen. It happened in January when a 22-year-old passenger on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas went overboard off the coast of Mexico. After passengers and crew...

By consumerreports.org From aqua parks to Michelin star chefs, cruise lines aren’t shy about advertising their high-end amenities. But what the ads don’t reveal is that the medical facilities on board are likely to be far less grand. “People assume that they will have access to the same...

Need some extra convincing to get on a cruise and head off to Alaska? Check out some of the amazing things that you will see and do: 1) Wild Life A trip to Alaska is all about seeing and soaking in the wildlife. From spotting orca whales, caribou, and grizzly bears to the...

Taking your kids on a cruise is a great family experience and one that you will want to make great memories to cherish forever. If you have made that choice to bring your children on a cruise, consider some of these tips. 1) Book early Traveling with a slightly large group...

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. of breitbart.com Self-relegated to Iraq and Syria, just months ago ISIS seemed a distant threat to Italians and other Europeans. Having set up Libyan strongholds along the Mediterranean coast, however, ISIS is now on Europe’s doorstep. The latest threat is to Mediterranean cruise...

Sometimes a cruise vacation is a family affair. Grandparents, parents, kids, aunts, uncles and other family members pack up their favorite clothes in a big luggage bag, book a bunch of rooms together, and get ready to make a ton of great memories at sea. Planning out a cruise is not easy...

Sometimes it's not how you get there but where you are going that makes the best part of a cruise. To determine what kind of destination  you should be going to, you need to figure out what kind of cruise experience want to have. Warm or cold? Adventure or...

by Sid Lipsey of Yahoo Travel It’s the fear of many would-be cruisers: “What if I get seasick?” The prospect of spending an entire vacation sick in your cabin’s bathroom imitating a human bilge pump has kept many people from trying out...