Small Cruise Lines Ready to Get Back on the Water

TravelPulse.com reports that, "some U.S.-flag cruise companies are tentatively planning to begin operating next month since their small ships are exempt from the no-sail order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to halt the spread of Covid-19. In their recent article, US Cruise Companies Hope to...

Sexual Abuse Complaints Increasing on Cruise Ships?

Recent news coverage of sexual abuse complaints and other criminal activity does not shine a glowing light on the cruise industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation released a report under the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) highlighting "alleged criminal activity" from July 1 - September 30, 2019. You...

New Smartphone-Based Device May Help Detect Norovirus on Cruise Ships

Commonly known as the the 'cruise ship' microbe because of its frequent outbreaks on the high seas, norovirus is simply no fun to get while you're on vacation. It's nasty virus responsible for vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and dehydration – and can target both passengers and crewmembers alike. The virus...

CNN Shows Royal Caribbean’s Last Ship Leaving Havana After Ban

 With the new Cuba travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration, visitors planning on a getaway to the Caribbean island will have a much harder time. "The Trump administration is ending a nearly 2-decade-old program that had become the most popular way for Americans to legally visit Cuba, banning...

Norwegian Escape Stays Put in Port Canaveral, Avoiding Hurricane Florence

The Orlando Sentinel reports that, "Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape docked in Port Canaveral with more than 4,000 people Tuesday morning after the cruise line was forced to redirect the ship away from an itinerary that took it to Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean." Read the entire article here: Cruise...

Oceana Insignia Docks in Portland, ME to Avoid Hurricane Florence

CentralMaine.com reports that, "a cruise ship originally bound for Bermuda briefly docked in Portland to avoid the oncoming Hurricane Florence, and more could arrive this week. The Oceania cruise ship Insignia made the unplanned stop Monday to steer clear of Florence, which is barreling toward the Carolinas and is expected...

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on Cruise Ship Vacation Plans

Hurricane Florence, roiling about in the Atlantic Ocean, in now throwing wind and high waves at cruise ship passengers' vacation plans – itineraries for cruise ships leaving and going to ports along the East Coast are subject to changes. USA Today reports, "More than 4,000 vacationers on Norwegian Cruise Line's...