With more than 22 million passengers each year, cruise ships are a popular way to get out and see the world, but they’re also a great venue for spreading contagious foodborne illnesses to a large number of people in a short amount of time, according to a new study on the health and safety of the cruise ship industry by ProPublica.
A former crew member posted photographs saying that the Liberty of the Seas hid equipment, pots, pans and other items from the galley during an USPH inspection last December.
Earlier this week, a 10 year old child drowned in a crowded swimming pool on NCL’s Norwegian Gem.
Earlier this month, we reported that researchers in Canada concluded that norovirus can spread by air, according to a publication in the highly respected Clinical Infectious Diseases.
A young passenger, reportedly a 10-year-old girl, drowned in a swimming pool aboard NCL’s Norwegian Gem while the cruise ship was 75 miles east of Myrtle Beach yesterday afternoon.
The U.S. 5th Circuit recently re-addressed the standing law on seaman status in the Circuit in Alexander v. Express Energy Services Operating, L.P., No. 14-30488.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a passenger to Charleston, South Carolina yesterday.
The Bahamian newspapers report that 4 men were murdered in Nassau on Friday and Saturday.
Loyal to Royal? Expect to pay more in gratuities.
The Independence of the Seas returned early to Fort Lauderdale this morning because a passenger sustained a serious injury yesterday.