Category Archives: Safety

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 … Continue reading

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Clemson Student Dies in Fall From Carnival Cruise Ship Radar Deck

Another tragic event on a cruise ship – this time, the untimely death of a college student aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship. Read the full story here at USA Today: Clemson student dies in fall from cruise-ship radar deck.  

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 on March 22… Two P&O Cruises’ passengers are in … Continue reading

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

  As reported at, 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 –by Dori Saltzman, News Editor 10 Cruise Industry Safety Policy Changes Since … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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