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By rfidworld.ca Multipurpose wristbands, not keycards, will welcome passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean’s MS Anthem of the Seas, thanks to a partnership with global security leader ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. The wristbands use innovative and flexible RFID technology to upgrade the cruise experience for both passengers and crew. As passengers...

by James Alan Fox, Crime and Punishment The cruise industry has been a favorite target for Congress and the media whenever bad things happen on the high seas, even though these occurrences are fairly rare. The latest attack from Washington, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)...

By Laura Vanderkam of fastcompany.com 1. Planning May Be The Best Part Anticipation accounts for a major chunk of human happiness. One study of vacationers found (no surprise) that they were happier than people who weren’t getting away, but almost all of the happiness boost happened before the vacation...

by maritime-executive.com The latest IT solutions in People Tracking have captured the interest of Carnival Corporation and the Italian Navy. A live demo in Milan on June 23 was attended by safety and technical management of Carnival Group, the largest cruise company in the world, and by the Naval...

by Kendra Conlon, of WTSP 10 News is getting results for a local widow who contacted us, after Royal Caribbean refused to give her a cruise refund, even though she had travel insurance. "That's why I reached out to you guys. I felt like I wasn't going to get anywhere,"...

by KOMO News The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for a missing cruise ship passenger in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and in Puget Sound. The male passenger was unaccounted for when the Holland America cruise ship MS Statendam arrived early Monday in Seattle from...

By Arlene Satchell of Sun Sentinel San Francisco native Kate McCue will become the first American woman to captain a cruise ship when she takes the helm of Celebrity Summit in August, Celebrity Cruises announced Monday. McCue, 37, will be responsible...

By Hannah Sampson of Miami Herald The world’s major cruise ship companies are in supersize mode. Six years after the launch of the largest passenger ship ever built, cruise giant Carnival Corp. announced that some of its upcoming vessels will hold more passengers than any other at sea: a maximum of...

By Ken Borsuk of greenwichtime.com Standing with the family of a Greenwich man who disappeared a decade ago while on his honeymoon on a Royal Caribbean ship, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal vowed new legislation would make the cruise ship industry more accountable for passenger safety. “Since January 2015 alone, 12...

by Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett of BloombergBusiness A virus that caused a spate of vomiting and diarrhea in Asia last winter appears to be spreading globally, threatening larger outbreaks of gastro infections that are a bane of luxury cruises. The new strain of norovirus known as GII.17 that emerged in southern...