Travel Safety

Cruise Ship Terrorism: "The Elephant in the Room" for 2015

by Jim Walker of cruiselawnews.com We are just a few hours before placing 2015 is in our rear view mirror as we start upon a fresh New Year. So what are the memories which come to mind when we think of taking a cruise in 2015?  And what...
Airline Hygiene Exposed

by sciencealert.com It's no surprise to anyone that aeroplanes and airports are hotspots of disease. The constant stream of people coming in and out from all parts of the world, with all kinds of illnesses, means that a whole lot of viruses and bacteria are spread during air...
First aid kits can differ from person to person.

There are a lot of things you have to remember to pack for a cruise: clothes, entertainment, toiletries and chargers, just to name a few. One item that no suitcase should be go without is a first-aid kit. The name "first-aid kit" belies the item's...
Your cabin safe won't necessarily protect you from theft.

Cruises are all about sun, fun and indulging in some much-needed relaxation. The fact is, however, that they also involve spending many hours with your personal belongings and valuables in a single space that's co-habited by a large number of strangers. This means you...
Things to Do to Avoid Being a Crime Victim

By Linda Garrison of cruises.about.com A cruise ship is one of the safest places you can take a vacation. No one sets out to become a crime victim, but it can happen to anyone. There are steps you can take to lower your risk of being a crime...
Flight insurance might not be a worthwhile investment.

For many people, the most stressful part of a long-distance vacation is the very first part: the flight. According to NBC News, one in six adults has a fear of flying. Even for those without the phobia, it's not a difficult fear...
St. Lucia

by Patrick Clarke of travelpulse.com One prominent St. Lucia official is expressing concern in wake of several crimes committed against cruise ship passengers that are becoming more frequent. With Norwegian Cruise Line having eliminated the popular Caribbean stop from its itineraries as recently as 2012 because of concerns about guests'...
Mega Cruise Ship

by Spencer Aronfeld of huffingtonpost.com The race to sail the largest mega cruise ships is heating up among the world's cruise ship companies. Carnival announced its newly ordered ships will hold nearly 7,000 passengers each, making them literally floating cities. This seems consistent with CEO Arnold...
Avoid Dehydration on a Flight

Flights can leave you feeling dehydrated when you arrive at your destination. This is because the air in an airplane is dry: Usually, cabins are kept at about 20 percent humidity, while people are most comfortable with humidity in the 50 to 70 percent range....
Lesbos

Just a week after cruise lines modified port calls in Turkey, three cruise lines have stopped calling on the Greek island of Lesbos. Lesbos, also sometimes called Mytilene which is the capital and port city, has been the destination of many of those trying to escape Syria and...