Many people who haven’t cruised, or have had a bad experience on an early cruised, have written off cruising as a viable travel choice. Ned Levi discusses some potential alternatives to mainstream cruising, which may be worth considering by travelers who’ve decided, to date, to never consider cruising.
Norovirus is very contagious. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food, water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Despite its contagiousness, even when some cruise passengers become ill from it, most on the ship do not, and most cruises are norovirus free. Ned Levi discusses the precautions cruisers can take to help prevent becoming infected with norovirus.
Many travelers who might have a great time cruise, never consider cruising due to misconceptions about it. They’ve heard many persistent myths about cruising and have stayed away from traveling on the high seas because of their misinformation. As a frequent cruiser, Ned Levi has chosen to debunk his list of top 10 cruise myths.
Are you a candidate for expedition cruising? Ned Levi looks at the difference between typical cruising and expedition cruising, examines what kind of travelers might like and not like expedition cruises, and discusses some of the characteristics of expedition cruising.
At the anniversary of the Concordia disaster, Ned Levi examine safety improvements made by the cruise industry to ensure cruise ship passengers and crew will be prepared in case of a serious accident, which will likely prevent panic and keep the calm among passengers and crew which will save lives in case of an accident.
Ned Levi discusses Seabourn’s muster drill procedures which require every passenger participate in every muster drill or suffer serious consequences, in comparison to the new Costa Cruises safety initiatives which he found insufficient, and how muster drills, as part of a cruise line’s safety plan help prevent injury and loss of life in cruise emergencies.
This past week, Hurricane Irene played havoc with cruise ships in the Caribbean, but there are many more reasons for cruise cancellations, early sailings, dropped ports and new port destinations than weather. Ned Levi reviews many of the potential problems of cruising and what you need to do to prevent or deal with them.
Cruise ship packing has a lot to do with what clothes you’ll need for the cruise and your excursions off the ship, but there are many other issues which significantly affect what you pack and how you pack it. Ned Levi examines many of the issues which affects packing for cruises and offers his top 7 cruise packing tips.
Entertainment on the high seas, best 10 Alaskan eateries, TSA wants an increase in security fees
Ned Levi examines shipboard crime for cruisers in light of recent cases of sexual assault aboard cruise ships, and how cruisers might take personal responsibility for their safety by using awareness, “streetsmarts,” and commonsense.