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.
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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.
Some people avoid the sun because of skin cancer dangers or personal preference. Others don’t even like the sun. Plus, most ships, even the older ones without bells and whistles, have plenty of indoor activities, including, of course, eating. But, cruise ships are known for deck-chair wars. Is there a solution?
If all goes well, Asia’s cruise industry may attract seven million passengers per year, three times the number than previously projected.
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