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Spring Break Forever: A Week of Drinking With Cruise Ship Performers

The ship rocked in the waves as I stared down at my glass of wine. I knew I had a choice to make. We had been at sea for just a few hours, and it was already clear that I only had two real options for survival. I could spend the week blackout drunk by the pool — relying solely on margaritas for sustenance — or I could… » 6/16/15 12:50pm 6/16/15 12:50pm

Mysterious Cruise Ship Plague Has Ruined Caribbean Vacay for 281 People

Stepping aboard an ocean liner and putting your life in the hands of a captain who, at least on a Disney cruise, might be an actor with some off-Broadway experience dressed in a Goofy costume, takes a lot of faith, especially considering how many no good, terrible things have happened on cruise ships recently. At… » 1/26/14 2:30pm 1/26/14 2:30pm

Cruise Crime Report Features Suspicious Deaths and Sexual Assault

Ted Bettinger* of the Board of Cruise Travel tried to convince us to all to make cruising our main mode of transportation — need a lift to band practice? The Carnival Celebration will get you there! Later! — but recent reports of crime on the high seas might make you question whether the midnight buffets is worth it. » 8/09/13 9:30am 8/09/13 9:30am

FBI Works With Cruise Lines to Bury Reports of Rapes at Sea

Our mental images of cruises usually involve lots of sundecks and cocktails and endless buffets of food, but the reality is that cruise ships are basically floating cities in which all kinds of ugly things happen—including rape. In fact, rape aboard these vessels was such a problem that Congress passed a bill to… » 6/26/12 12:00pm 6/26/12 12:00pm