International Travel

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,...
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,...
CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

By Steven Reinberg of usnews.com U.S. health officials issued a travel warning late Friday for 14 countries and territories exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to a torrent of birth defects in Brazil. The travel alert targets pregnant women and those who want...
A winter storm caused a delayed return for a cruise.

The East Coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas. The effects of the storm weren't pleasant. Already, 27 people died and hundreds of car crashes have been reported to the authorities. Additionally, there are an estimated quarter million homes that...