Category Archives Cruise Ship Health and Safety

Survival Guide: How I Tried to Stay Healthy on a Cruise

A few years ago, I wouldn’t have considered taking a vacation on a cruise ship. Between scary headlines about cruise ship outbreaks of norovirus and my love for all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, I simply never pictured myself boarding a cruise ship. All of that changed several months ago when I was tasked with interviewing doctors and cruise experts that squashed any…

Sailing Off: Cruise Around the World without Getting Sick

Norovirus. It’s the worst nightmare of cruise lines and cruise ship passengers alike. When an outbreak occurs on a ship full of people, the ship’s staff scrambles to contain it and sanitize, passengers deal with the nasty symptoms of the illness or fear catching it, and the cruise line company’s PR department goes into crisis mode. According to the Centers…

Explorer of the Seas

Here we go again. The last couple years have been difficult for the cruise industry, with numerous outbreaks of illness, mechanical malfunctions, and of course the Costa Concordia disaster two years ago. Now, comes more bad news. The Associated Press reports that Royal Caribbean cruise lines has ended a 10-day cruise early after an outbreak of novovirus on board the…

Yoga

Last year wasn’t exactly a good one for the cruise industry. But as we welcome 2014 with open arms and put the past behind us, we acknowledge that a cruise vacation can actually be a great way to promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle. That’s right. Cruises can be good for you, if you’re willing to consistently hit the gym…

Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster

The litany of cruise ship mishaps reached comical proportions in the last 12 months. Well except for the fact that it isn’t funny when ships catch fire and passengers’ lives are imperiled. And the New York Times’ Jad Mouawad is reporting that safety experts say a big part of the problem may be the sheer size of cruise ships today.…

We’ve heard enough stories about cruise ship disasters this year—not to mention last year’s tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner—to believe that a floating city is a breeding ground for danger. But are cruises really dangerous? Despite recent events, accidents are rare. Nearly 14 million people cruise each year on major lines, and cruising is actually one of…

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