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5 Dead After Lifeboat Falls From Cruise Ship During Muster Drill

(11:17 am) Earlier this morning around 7 am EST, five people were killed and multiple injured while the Thomson Majesty was performing a routine muster drill in the port of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands....

What the Cruise Industry Has Learned Since Concordia

Earlier tonight I watched CNN’s documentary, Cruise to Disaster, which recapped the events of the Costa Concordia sinking on January 13, 2012 along with how the industry has and is still changing in response...

Couple Skips Muster Drill, Removed From Cruise

Earlier today, a couple who was sailing on board the SeabournSojourn was disembarked after the wife refused to attend the mandatory muster drill. The couple was traveling on 3 back to back cruises on board the...

1 Month Since the Concordia

Today marks a month since the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off of the coast of the island of Giligo in Italy. On that night 17 people lost their lives. Today their are still...

Guest Blog: All About Ship Mate Mobile App

The cruise industry has consistently served the U.S. with one of the most preferred vacation options for decades.  Despite the poor economy, passenger growth has averaged over 7% since 2000 and customer satisfaction has...

New Change to Muster Drill Procedures Worldwide

Starting today, all members of the various cruise organizations (Cruise Lines International Association, European Cruise Council, and the Passenger Shipping Association) will be required to hold their muster drill before the ship sets sail. This new...

Passengers booted from DAM ship for missing muster drill.

On Sunday, January 29, 2012 multiple passengers were disembarked from Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam. They were to made to leave the vessel after not complying with the DAM muster drill procedures (most likely not showing up.) Holland...