Category Archives: Safety


Jan

05

2015

What the Royal Caribbean Near Drowning Accident Means for Cruise Ship Passengers

Pools on cruise ships just not safe? In an inauspicious start to 2015, a young child was found nearly drowned on the Oasis of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship as it returned to Port Everglades, Florida on Saturday evening. Read more here at NBCnews.com. This is another terrible story – one of many over the last year – that involved a child drowning…

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Aug

14

2014

Female Passenger on Princess Cruise Ship Drowns

While there has not been much news coverage of the accident, apparently a female passenger aboard the Sapphire Princess cruise ship was found dead in the vessel’s swimming pool. The incident occurred after the cruise ship had left port in Shanghai, China on August 11. Princess Cruises has released the following statement: “We are saddened to confirm that a female adult guest aboard Sapphire Princess has died from…

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Jul

15

2014

Man Overboard on Carnival Cruise Ship Spirit

Reports from July 8 show that the Carnival Spirit apparently had a crew member go overboard while sailing near the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Search and rescue operations have not found the crew member, reported to be an Indian national and a member of the kitchen crew aboard the Spirit. When he did not show up for his post, the crew…

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Apr

21

2013

Carnival Cruise Line to spend $700 million to upgrade 101 ships

  It’s a lot of money, even for the Carnival Cruise Line. The company is reportedly going to spend between $600 and $700 million dollars to upgrade 101 vessels across its 10 major cruise ship brands including Princess Cruises, Holland America Lines, Cunard and Costa Cruises. The company is positioning the financial commitment as a “reliability and guest comfort” effort. According to a CNN report, upgrading the…

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Mar

26

2013

Armed robbery results in shooting of 2 cruise ship passengers in Barbados

  Unfortunately, danger is a possibility, even on a cruise vacation. 2 cruise ship passengers from England were shot while on a shore excursion from a P&O cruise. As reported at CruiseCritic.com on March 22… Two P&O Cruises’ passengers are in hospital after being shot by an armed robber during a port call in Barbados. A 59-year-old woman was shot in the right thigh and a…

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Feb

06

2013

Cruise ship loses boy – lost children on cruises more common than thought

  As reported at CruiseCritic.com, Norwegian Cruise lines “lost” and autistic boy for a period of time during a November 2012 cruise. Read the full article here… Lost children are relatively commonplace on cruise ship vacations. Fortunately, lost children are generally just “out of sight” for short periods – in busy pools, in crowded lobbies and restaurants loaded with other passengers. The fact is, most…

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Jan

23

2013

Florida Boating Accidents Turn Deadly

If you read the news across the state of Florida, you begin to realize how often boating accidents occur. Just Google “boating accident Miami” or ‘boat accident Tampa” and you’ll find too many stories about people being involved in recreational boating mishaps. Often, these mishaps turn deadly. In Clearwater in Nov. 2012 an elderly woman fell from her boat while fishing and died. Recently in…

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Jan

15

2013

10 Cruise Industry Safety Policy Changes Since the Concordia Sinking

The following is a great synopsis of the safety policy changes that have occurred since the Costa Concordia sinking last year. This article can be found at CruiseCritic.com: –by Dori Saltzman, News Editor 10 Cruise Industry Safety Policy Changes Since the Concordia Sinking Immediately after the Costa Concordia tragedy, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) created a Global Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review to inspect the…

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Jan

15

2013

What Steps Should You Take if Injured on a Cruise Ship?

If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship, there are certain actions you’ll want to take. Your goal should be both to protect yourself and your health immediately following the accident. You also want to protect your rights and your ability to file a lawsuit – this often means acting immediately as well. First and foremost is to seek help immediately for your injury. The…

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