Crime

The U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) recently published its 2017 Crime & Safety Report regarding the Bahamas. The council, which was established under authority of the U.S. Secretary of State, reached the following findings and conclusions: Conclusions - Crime Threats: We recommend to anyone traveling to the Bahamas (particularly Nassau) to...
Tourists Flee ‘Nightmare’ Paris Amidst Rising Theft, Assaults, Terror

by Virginia Hale of breitbart.com Tourists from China are avoiding France amid surging violence and crime, a Chinese tourism expert has said, reporting that customers are turning to Russia as a safer destination. President of the Chinese Association of Travel Agencies in France, Jean-François Zhou, said “increasingly violent” thefts and assaults...
Amazon Discovery

by Sarah Feldberg of travelweekly.com Following an early morning robbery aboard the Amazon Discovery on July 14, Delfin Amazon Cruises has implemented improved security measures on all of its vessels. Prior to the robbery, the Discovery had cruised with 24-hour unarmed guards and a spotlighting system for surveillance....
Your cabin safe won't necessarily protect you from theft.

Cruises are all about sun, fun and indulging in some much-needed relaxation. The fact is, however, that they also involve spending many hours with your personal belongings and valuables in a single space that's co-habited by a large number of strangers. This means you...
Things to Do to Avoid Being a Crime Victim

By Linda Garrison of cruises.about.com A cruise ship is one of the safest places you can take a vacation. No one sets out to become a crime victim, but it can happen to anyone. There are steps you can take to lower your risk of being a crime...
Caribbean Ports

by Sid Lipsey of yahoo.com Cruise ships docked in the Bahamas, one of the most popular — and, some say, troubled, Caribbean destinations. The super-lucrative Caribbean cruising season is almost here. And with it comes renewed attention on a sticky issue for cruise lines...
St. Lucia

by Patrick Clarke of travelpulse.com One prominent St. Lucia official is expressing concern in wake of several crimes committed against cruise ship passengers that are becoming more frequent. With Norwegian Cruise Line having eliminated the popular Caribbean stop from its itineraries as recently as 2012 because of concerns about guests'...
Medellin Colombia

by foxnews.com An American tourist has been shot to death in Colombia during an apparent robbery attempt after leaving his hotel in a wealthy enclave of Medellin. Police say a 65-year-old New Yorker identified as John Mariani was assaulted Friday night when the taxi he was traveling was intercepted by...

By Dan Billow of wesh.com Crime on Port Canaveral cruise ships is in decline, according to a new survey released Monday. Jenn Williams of Atlanta boarded a Disney ship this weekend with her two kids. “This is our third time on the ship. We're very happy with Disney; trust them with...

By cruising.org The cruise industry is highly regulated, scrutinized, and transparent—more so than many other sectors of travel and hospitality.  A new “app” from ProPublica.org, which compiles all of the publicly-available information about cruise ships into a single database, is clear evidence of that truth. Unfortunately, the alarmist tone...