Where In The World Is Cruise Critic

Passengers lack public info on cruise ship crime

Ask us in the comments!) Who:Colleen McDaniel, Managing Editor Why Onboard?This is Divinas first sailing out of its new Miami homeport We Cant Wait:MSC, an Italian line, has committed a lot of time and money into making Divina more attractive to U.S. passengers going so far as creating a more restrictive smoking policy (no smoking in the casino!) and adding entertainment that appeals to a North American base. Ive never sailed MSC and am excited to see what the ship and line offer. Its rare to see a new ship enter the market like this, and Im looking forward to giving our readers the low-down on the experience. Ship:CroisiEuropes MS Gerard Schmitter Where:Rhine, boarding in Cologne and stopping in Koenigswinter, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mannheim and Strasbourg Who:Jamey Bergman, U.K.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cruisecritic.com/blog/index.php/2013/11/18/where-in-the-world-is-cruise-critic-5/

During an August 2012 surprise visit, inspectors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found multiple sanitation violations on the Holland America ship ms Veendam (shown here in March 2012). The CDC found enough violations, including brown liquid dripping on clean dishes and a fly on the buffet, to give the Veendam a failing grade. A fire in the Carnival Splendor engine room in November 2010 crippled the cruise ship, stranding passengers off the coast of Mexico for several days without air conditioning or hot showers. All aboard? » Cruise ship mishaps Three years later, Congress ordered the Coast Guard to maintain a web-based statistical record of alleged crimes. But the site discloses only incidents no longer under investigation, giving the public an incomplete picture, Rockefeller said.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/24/travel/cruise-ship-crime/index.html

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