Cruise Safely

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...

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,...
Crew member on Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas threatens suicide, brought to safety

by Chabeli Herrera, Monique Madan & Alex Harris of miamiherald.com A crew member on Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas attempted to commit suicide Saturday morning at Port Everglades, according to a Royal Caribbean spokeswoman. The man, in his late 30s, threatened to jump overboard at about 10 a.m....
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,...
The Dawn of the Digital Cruise Era

by GE's Power Conversion Blog via marinelink.com Cruise shipping is one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) predicts that over 24 million passengers will take a cruise in 2016 and that CLIA member lines will match this with more than a...
Man sues Disney Cruise Line, claims thumb was severed by cabin door

by wfla.com A man is suing Disney Cruise Line over a severed thumb, WESH Orlando reported. The lawsuit filed this week in Orlando federal court alleges that the man’s finger was cut off while he was on a Disney cruise. The plaintiff Marco Fidel Acosta says his thumb...
An Informed Traveler Is a Safer Traveler

By Seth Kugel of nytimes.com Which sounds like the most dangerous way to spend your next vacation? 1. Going to Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, for the Olympics. 2. Visiting Istanbul, where eight German tourists died in a terrorist...
Navigator of the Seas

by Emily Shapiro of ABC News Coast Guard crews are searching for a 46-year-old man who fell 100 feet overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was sailing off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. The Coast Guard identified the passenger as David Mossman of Texas. The circumstances...
Aurora Australis Stranded

By Greg Botelho, CNN The icebreaker Aurora Australis was resupplying at a research center when it "broke free of its mooring lines" during a blizzard Wednesday, the Australian government says. It's bad enough being stuck in a blizzard. It's worse when you're on a ship that has run aground....
Crisis of the Week: Royal Caribbean’s Stormy Cruise

By Ben Dipietro of wsj.com This week’s crisis involves the response from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCL +0.97%) to criticism it received after sailing one of...