Cruise Safely

From catching a bug to a cruise accident - people constantly wonder if a cruise ship is a safe option for a vacation. While the headlines in the media can certainly spark some suspicion with merit, it is important to recognize just how few of those cruise ship incidents actually...

When you choose to go on a cruise as your vacation, there are some stereotypes and stigmas that you might find yourself wanting answers to. Family and friends could tell you tons of stories of cruises that they have heard passed through the grape vine. They know someone who...
The Non-Boring Safe Travel Guide

Planning on traveling but worried about getting sick? Or maybe you're happy to travel but your parents are convinced that you will end up robbed, raped, and left bleeding in a ditch and suffering from malaria? So you want foolproof safe travel solutions? Sorry, the world does not come with guarantees -...

by ihsmaritime360.com For the sake of transparency many cruise lines have voluntarily agreed to disclose all claims of alleged incidents on board their vessels that fall under the categories outlined in the CVSSA, even if such allegations may be false or baseless. In December 2014, legislation was passed in...

by Felix Chaudhary of fijitimes.com Two cruise ships that were supposed to have arrived in Nadi this week bringing more than 2000 tourists cancelled travel to Fiji for safety reasons. As Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam moved closer to the country earlier this week, cruise ship operators re-routed ships as a...

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...