Travel Safety

by nytimes.com Did you know that your hotel room has the potential to make you sick? “Hotel rooms can be a hotbed for germs, and the lighting and poor circulation in some make for an unhealthy environment,” said Deepak Chopra, a doctor who specializes in alternative medicine and an author who...
Norwegian Cruise Line adds lifeguards amid mounting industry pressure

By Sky McCarthy After several highly publicized drowning or near-drowning incidents aboard mega ocean liners, Norwegian will become the world’s third cruise line to add lifeguards to its ships. On Wednesday, the Miami-based company announced that it will bring lifeguarding staff to its four largest ships-- Norwegian Escape, Norwegian...

by Lisa Iannucci of Travel Pulse No matter where you are traveling, you need to be safe. Things can happen—injuries, theft, losses and more. You need to learn how to protect yourself when on the road and especially when you’re in another country. Here are 8 tips from travel professionals to help...
The world's most dangerous cruise ports

By Hristina Byrnes of foxnews.com Cruise passengers are just like other tourists-- with the exception of their arrival style. Hiding on a humungous ships as it sails into port on publicly available schedules is impossible. Large groups of people, completely unfamiliar with the area, are on the ground in a...
Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. ...
Cruise Tourists Attacked in Belize

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com A couple of days ago, cruiselawnews.com posted an article about cruise passengers who were robbed while visiting the Altun Ha Maya ruins site in Belize. During this incident, two cruise passengers were reportedly robbed of a gold necklace and $450 in cash by two men,...
Man sues Disney Cruise Line, claims thumb was severed by cabin door

by wfla.com A man is suing Disney Cruise Line over a severed thumb, WESH Orlando reported. The lawsuit filed this week in Orlando federal court alleges that the man’s finger was cut off while he was on a Disney cruise. The plaintiff Marco Fidel Acosta says his thumb...
A winter storm caused a delayed return for a cruise.

The East Coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas. The effects of the storm weren't pleasant. Already, 27 people died and hundreds of car crashes have been reported to the authorities. Additionally, there are an estimated quarter million homes that...
A Caribbean cruise got scary when Crab's eye nearly killed a toddler.

A two-year-old toddler nearly died after swallowing the beads from a necklace she got while on a cruise. The necklace, which she picked up from a local vendor in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is commonly known as a Crab's Eye necklace. Other common names for the...
Tourists Killed in Terrorist Attack on Istanbul’s Historic District

by Donald Wood of travelpulse.com Tragedy struck Tuesday morning when a Syrian man allegedly detonated a bomb that killed at least 10 people and wounded 15 others in a popular tourist section of Istanbul’s historic district. According to Lefteris Pitarakis and Suzan Fraser of the Associated Press, the suspected...