Maritime Organization moves forward with Cruise Association recommendations

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) announced Thursday that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee incorporated a number of recommendations from the ongoing Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review in its meetings in London, May 16-25. The committee focused attention on passenger ship safety and considered a number of recommendations developed by the Review. […]

Cruising During Hurricane Season: 3 Quick Tips

Cruise lines make the safety of their guests, crew and vessels their highest priority. Unlike other vacation settings, by virtue of being a completely mobile vacation, cruising allows passengers to continue their vacations by altering itineraries should Mother Nature intervene.  If your cruise is coming up between June and November, you’ll want to know about […]

Cruise Line Honored By Travel Agency Consortium

Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas was the site of  Vacation.com’s 14th Annual National Conference and Trade Show last week.  During the event, Royal Caribbean was recognized with its seventh consecutive Power of Partnership Award in the Contemporary Cruise Line category from the largest travel services marketing organization in North America. “Royal Caribbean is […]

Cruise blog story hits on smoldering topic

Princess Cruises this week revealed story #17 on its Inspired to Cruise blog. Each week during 2012 the blog has been featuring a new reason to cruise and will eventually have a total of 52 inspiring passenger stories about what compelled them to take a cruise vacation. This week’s post features a woman who finally […]

Cruise sail-by no reason to condemn industry

Lately,  it seems it seems that every time we turn around more bad news comes out about something bad that happened in the cruise industry.  It was not all that long ago when reports of bad things happening to passengers on ships, crime ashore and fire on board were events that rarely happened.  Then came […]

Worldwide Cruise Industry Adds New Safety Rules

When the Costa Concordia grounded in January, the worldwide cruise industry community came together as never before, ordering an Operational Safety Review. The review is complete and resulted in three new policies set to address safety concerns These three new policies, which go beyond the strict international regulatory requirements that cruise lines must already comply […]

Cruise safety training school earns select status

Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is the largest private maritime training school in the United States. Training over 5,000 Coast Guard members, shipboard firefighters, chief engineers, cabin stewards, waiters and captains of cruise ships, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) in Florida is a facility that attracts seafarers from around the world. All the conditions that can lead […]

Cruise safety of today thanks Titanic of 100 years ago

At the time of her maiden and final voyage, 100 years ago today, RMS Titanic was the most advanced vessel of her day. Proud owner White Star Line thought her unsinkable and set out to show the world their new ship. Little did shipbuilders know that the grand ocean liner‘s enduring legacy would not be […]