International Travel

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...
This All-Natural Cure for Jet Lag May Be the Best Thing Ever

by Erika Owen of travelandleisure.com The cure for jet lag is just about as elusive as the Fountain of Youth (with much of the same effects, we might add). Whether it's the controversial—and incredibly speedy—cryotherapy method or a long list of vitamins and "best practices," many have tried their...
Coast Guard searching for woman who fell off cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico

by foxnews.com The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger who may have gone overboard in the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday. The Coast Guard said in a statement that its district command center in New Orleans was contacted by the master of the...

by maritime-executive.com On March 18, port authorities in St. Maarten refused entry to the Norwegian Cruise Lines vessel Norwegian Gem due to a gastrointestinal virus outbreak on board, citing the "interests of public health.” Following advance reports of an outbreak, a Port St. Maarten port control team boarded the vessel to inspect her. "While onboard,...
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,...
CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

By Steven Reinberg of usnews.com U.S. health officials issued a travel warning late Friday for 14 countries and territories exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to a torrent of birth defects in Brazil. The travel alert targets pregnant women and those who want...
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...