11 Scariest Moments on a Cruise

Like a popular slasher film, there had to be a sequel. So we’re back in time for Halloween to haunt you once more with the most frightening cruise stories ever posted on a forum or Facebook fan page. Behold the demonic powers of the Caribbean sun, the drunk who tries to sink a ship and [...]

Not Celebrating: September 10 Is Hurricane Day

After the recent spate of storms that have battered the the U.S. East Coast and Midwest, not to mention the Bahamas, Caribbean and Bermuda, you don’t need “data” to tell you we’re in the height of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. But, statistically speaking, September 10 is the seasonal peak. Seriously. Analysis of storm records from [...]

Hurricane Irene’s Heroes and Zeros: 6 Cruise Line Crisis Responses

For a week now, we’ve watched Hurricane Irene upturn itineraries, blow off thatched roofs on private islands and put cruise line crisis control centers to the test. Along the way, readers have provided a steady surge of feedback, posting first-hand reports from choppy seas, weighing in on the debacle in San Juan and scrutinizing how [...]

Bad Weather Blunder: A Lesson in Cruise Crisis Control?

We get it: With Hurricane Irene fast approaching San Juan on Sunday, port officials weren’t taking any chances. At midday, they ordered Royal Caribbean and Carnival ships to depart several hours early — even though not all their passengers had arrived.

What?! Hurricane Season Already? Here’s the Early Word (Hint: It May Get Pretty Wild in the Tropics)

It’s that time of year again: Today is the official start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, one of the worst or best times of the year to cruise, depending on how you look at it. Deals abound and the islands are generally less crowded, say the optimists. The glass-is-half-empty set grumbles that seas boil, [...]

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