Going on a luxury, around-the-world cruise should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. However, for ships sailing through the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, the threat of pirate activity is very real. As a result, cruise lines often practice pirate drills and require night time blackouts in the name of guest and crewmember safety. Although it can be an inconvenience, the threat of an attack justifies this precaution.
When you set out on a family friendly cruise, you expect that it will indeed be safe and enjoyable for the entire family. However, if the cruise ship is not built with all ages in mind, your vacation can quickly take a turn for the worst. This week, a 3-year-old girl fell from the balcony of her stateroom, onto the outdoor deck below, giving rise to the question of whether the balconies were made with the safety of all passengers in mind.
No one goes on vacation with the intention of suffering an accident or injury. However, unexpected events like can happen when you least expect them, transforming your vacation from idyllic to chaotic. This week, a woman aboard Carnival Valor experienced this, when she suffered a head injury that required medevac assistance.
It is never fun to miss out on a highly anticipated vacation. After all, it is likely that you have been looking forward to this experience for a long time, and have high expectations for what it will entail. However, when you have a medical emergency, it is important that your health becomes your first priority, even if it means missing out on the rest of your trip. A story out of New Jersey reminds us of this.
Cruises are meant to create memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, when an accident or injury occurs aboard the ship, those memories may be tainted by an unpleasant reality. This week, a tragedy occurred aboard the Emerald Princess when a 39-year-old woman was found dead after a reported domestic dispute.
The conversation surrounding the need for cruise pool lifeguards has gone on for years. This year, many major cruise lines pledged to add lifeguards to their ships to increase passenger safety. Carnival is yet to do so. However, they may be rethinking their position, thanks to a daredevil stunt performed aboard one of their lifeguard-less ships.
Most people would agree that a cruise ship moves slowly and gracefully through the water. However, you should keep in mind that a cruise is not slow enough for any human to catch up with by swimming. Yet, that is exactly what one woman attempted to do.
No one sets out on a cruise with the intention of needing emergency medical assistance. However, accident and injury happen far more often than anyone would like. This week, a 56-year-old woman was medevaced from her cruise as it sailed off of the coast of Cape Cod.
A heart attack is something no one wants to experience. But this is especially true when you are out at sea, miles away from your primary doctor. This week, an 89-year-old woman was medevaced from her cruise when her symptoms indicated that she may indeed have a heart attack.
No one wants to experience an accident or injury aboard their cruise. However, this week, four passengers aboard the Celebrity Summit required medical evacuation at the same time. This required a mass casualty report to be issued, in order to transport every passenger in need safely to shore.
When you set out on a cruise, the last thing you want to experience is a health concern that threatens …
Setting out on a cruise vacation should mean that endless days of relaxation are ahead! Unfortunately, if you wind up facing a medical emergency, this is not possible. Late last week, a 61-year-old woman discovered this for herself, when she was airlifted from the Carnival Miracle due to breathing difficulty.
A cruise is intended to be a relaxing and carefree time, but it often is not that way when you have a medical emergency! This week, a 66-year-old man was medevaced from the Carnival Fantasy, reminding us how underlying health concerns can flare up when you’re away, causing more stress than you may have expected.
Each year brings the arrival of cruise trends that are meant to improve passenger enjoyment. However, these new improvements can also lead to unexpected accident and injury. Before you head out on your next cruise, it’s important to remember that safety always comes first.
Typically, medevac transfers from cruise ships go off without a hitch. However, this week, the Carnival Sensation was forced to return to Miami when rocky waters prevented rescue crews from reaching the ship at sea.