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Safety At Sea: 5 Tips To Cruise By

[tps_header]Cruises are incredibly safe, but that doesn’t mean everything will go right all the time. Luckily, there are a few ways to ensure your cruise vacation is a safe as humanely possible. Follow these...

USCG Begins Unannounced Safety Inspections Aboard Cruise Ships

Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) began conducting unannounced safety inspections aboard cruise ships docking in a number of United States ports. The new inspection program was made public at an...

Lawsuit, CNN Accuse Carnival Of Ignoring Safety Concerns Aboard Carnival Triumph, Carnival Refutes Claims With Exclusive Documents

Earlier this week, passengers from the Carnival Triumph’s February 2013 sailing that lost power after suffering a small engine room fire filed a lawsuit against Carnival, claiming the cruise line knew of the dangers...

Smoking On Cruise Ships – A Hot Topic

Smoking on cruise ships is a very “hot” topic in the cruise industry at the moment. The argument over whether smoking should be allowed in certain areas is “igniting” spirits on both sides. Smokers...

3 Major Cruise Lines Pledge Safety Reform

At a congressional hearing held in Washington D.C. yesterday, the CEO’s of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian all pledged to make their cruise lines more transparent when it comes to reporting crimes that are...

Final Report On Carnival Splendor Fire Released

Earlier today, the United States Coast Guard released their report on the cause of the 2010 fire aboard the Carnival Splendor,which caused the ship to lose power while at sea. According to the official...

Carnival Announces Fleet Wide Safety Upgrades

Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc, today announced that it has implemented a program to significantly enhance emergency power capabilities, introduce new fire safety technology, and improve the level of...

Carnival Cancels Various Triumph & Sunshine Sailings To Enhance Onboard Safety

In the wake of recent shipboard incidents, Carnival has decided to cancel sailings onboard two ships in order to enhance their onboard safety systems. The ships receiving the new safety upgrades include the Carnival Triumph, which lost power...

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....

Norwegian Honored with Maritime Safety Award

Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to accept the 2012 Quality Ship Management Award from American Maritime Safety (AMS). This prestigious honor, which was bestowed during the maritime trade association’s annual safety awards in New York...

Azamara Journey Safely Outruns Pirate Attack

Thanks to the courageous and swift actions of Captain Karlsson and the crew of the Azamara Journey, the Journey was successfully able to ward off a potential pirate attack while sailing off the coast of...

Costa Launches New Safety Measures on Ships & Captains

Today Costa Cruises announced new safety features for their fleet of ships which include real-time ship tracking for all of their ships and limiting the powers of the captain’s of their ships. These new...