Cruise Safely

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...

So you have finally decided to take time out of your daily hectic routine and opt for some rest and relaxation by way of a cruise ship. This might turn out to be the best decision of your life. But if you are like most people then one question...

The Food Safety Information Council today released five tips to help consumers avoid the spread of norovirus, a leading cause of gastroenteritis, over the winter months. This follows recent ANU research that found there are an estimated 276,000 cases of norovirus infection on average in Australia each year, leading...

A good deal of news reports came out this past week regarding the Norovirus, often called the “cruise ship virus.” Holland American Lines shortened a cruise because of an outbreak, the second cruise in succession to be struck on that ship. Websites that are often critical of cruise lines...

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...

By Everett Potter, Special for USA TODAY It doesn't matter if you're into adventure travel, a frequent business traveler or simply someone heading off on a summer vacation. The fact is that accidents can happen, and sometimes they require medical care and assistance in getting home. But if...

The sinking of the Chinese cruise ship Oriental Star and the South Korean ferry MV Sewol has caused raised some concern about the safety of cruise ships. One factor in both of these sea disasters was modifications from the original design. Modifications to the MV Sewol made the ship...

by Yahoo! Travel We traditionally send off a new cruise ship by smashing a bottle of champagne against its bow. So why is there no similar tradition to celebrate the launch of a first-time cruise ship passenger? How great would it be if people going on their first...

The question of how safe shore excursions are has been raised again due to an Alaskan float plane crash that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the pilot. The guests were sailing on a seven day Seattle to Alaska cruise on the Holland America Line's Westerdam. The shore excursion...