Cruise Safely

Ten-Year-Old Drowned on Norwegian Ship Because Cruise Line Won't Employ Lifeguards, Family Claims

by Jessica Lipscomb of miaminewtimes.com On the second day of a seven-day cruise from New York to Florida and the Bahamas last year, two young children briefly escaped from their mother’s sight and somehow landed in the pool. Within moments, both kids were yanked from the water at...
Too Late: Drowning Captured on CCTV

by Wendy Laursen of maritime-executive.com None of the swimmers around Mr Oh noticed his head sink below the water of Pacific Dawn’s forward swimming pool last November. The event, however, was captured by the ships closed circuit television. Mr Oh, 78, was not a strong swimmer but “comfortable” in the water....
How Dirty Are Rentals, Taxis And Rideshare Cars?

by Gabe Zaldivar of travelpulse.com Here’s a thought: That taxi, Uber or Lyft car you are riding in is absolutely lousy with bacteria. Now if you can move on from that general feeling of disgust, we’ll divulge just how dirty the various modes of transport truly are these days. Insurance website...
IBM Announces Magic Bullet To Zap All Kinds of Killer Viruses

by Sean Captain of fastcompany.com Soon your bathroom might have antimicrobial soap that doesn't just kill bacteria, but also wipes out Ebola, Zika, dengue, or herpes. That's the promise of a new chemical just announced by IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore. Such 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 Christopher Elliott of fortune.com Luxury Cruise Ships Found to Have Cockroaches, Dirty Grout and 'Potentially Hazardous' Food Federal health inspectors found health and sanitation problems on these two ships. Two cruise ships owned by Carnival Corp. have fallen afoul of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspectors,...

by foxnews.com A widower in Colorado was charged almost $1,000 for rebooking his cruise itinerary after he had to delay the trip when his wife of 45 years died. Tom Ast and his late wife Marilyn had planned a trip last year on Viking River...
Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. ...

By Devon Andre of belmarrahealth.com Norovirus prevention may be possible with oregano oil and citric acid. Norovirus is highly contagious and often seen in school and cruise ship settings. It can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Although it often goes away on its own, effective preventative measures...