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The media and social networks have shown a great deal of interest this week in 12-year-old Peyton Johnson.  We join the many others who wish Peyton a rapid recovery, but his story reiterates the advice we have in a couple recent articles. Emergency Medical Care Delayed Due to No Insurance Peyton and his...

To many people a cruise vacation includes alcohol. It may be a special bottle of wine while celebrating an anniversary, a rum punch while sitting at the pool, or cocktails as you drink the night away in the disco. While moderate use of alcohol may have no effect, the...

No. Are cruise ships perfectly safe? Again, no. The truth lays between these two extremes. The mission of the CruiseSafely team is to research the risks and provide you the information you need to made an informed decision about whether or not a cruise is for you. The majority of the articles on CruiseSafely.com are...

The Medical Center on a cruise ship is one of those things that are taken for granted until the need arises. Like most things we take for granted, we hear little about it unless we have a negative experience. We expect high standards in our medical care, after all...

We were recently asked by a CruiseSafely Subscriber, "do you have any advice on when to evacuate a cruise ship and how to go about arranging an evacuation?” This subscriber sent us a detailed email concerning a medical problem that arose during their cruise. The medical issue was the result of...

By cruising.org The cruise industry is highly regulated, scrutinized, and transparent—more so than many other sectors of travel and hospitality.  A new “app” from ProPublica.org, which compiles all of the publicly-available information about cruise ships into a single database, is clear evidence of that truth. Unfortunately, the alarmist tone...

In the March 18, 2015 terrorist attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunisia, more than 20 foreign tourists were killed and more than 50 more were injured. At the time of the attack, more than 200 tourists were in the area, most from the cruise ships MSC Splendida and the Costa...

This somewhat complicated question comes up often on different forums. As a general rule, cruise lines will not accept passengers who are 24-weeks pregnant or further by the end of their cruise. Cruise lines with post-tours include the land portion as the end date. There are a few river cruises that will allow...

There is an old joke that comedians aboard ships have been using for decades; they tell of a guest who came on-board as a passenger but left as cargo. While cruise lines are making healthier choices available in their menus, it is still very easy to take in too many...

This question has so many possible variables it is difficult to give a concrete answer. The hospitality industry, including cruise ships, have placed a greater reliance on in room safes over the last decade. Many travelers will not even consider a hotel room that does not have one. Online...