Home Cruise Safely A long way to go to ensure passengers’ safety on cruise ships

By Christopher Elliott – Special to The Washington Post

Any day now, the president is expected to sign the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act, which promises to make cruising safer.

Maybe you don’t think of a floating vacation as a dangerous activity — after all, the last headline-grabbing sinking of a cruise liner was that of the MS Sea Diamond, which ran aground near Santorini, Greece, back in 2007. Two passengers disappeared and were presumed dead in that incident. The cruise industry also contends that it has an outstanding safety record when it comes to onboard crimes such as theft and assaults.

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