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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…

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…

Another week, another nightmare for the cruise industry. Two nightmares actually, including one on board the inappropriately named Carnival Dream.  Just one month after one of its cruise ships was crippled in the Gulf of Mexico and became known by the well-earned nickname “poop cruise,” CNN reports that the Carnival Dream has been crippled by power outages and overflowing toilets.…

If you’re wondering if the airports are getting more crowded than ever before, the answer is “yes.” The U.N.'s World Trade Organization says a whopping one billion tourists will cross international borders this year – the first time that’s ever happened. Obviously, international travel is a growth industry. Consider that back in 1950, there were only 25 million tourists crossing…

I’m going to file this under “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” For the second time in two months, an Italian cruise ship has suffered an international embarrassment and destroyed the travel plans of thousands of passengers. The Costa Allegra broke down in the Indian Ocean this week after a fire broke out on…

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