First border control kiosks installed on cruise ferry

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) and Ferries del Caribe have celebrated the installation of two BorderXpress kiosks on board the cruise ferry - ‘Kydon’. As a result, Ferries del Caribe claimed to become the world’s first cruise operator to install border control [Read more...]

2018-02-01T06:45:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Safety|

AECO launches Arctic field staff online assessment

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ (AECO’s) has launched Field Staff Online Assessment as part of the trade organisation’s efforts to manage responsible and sustainable tourism in the Arctic. Field staff are among the industry’s most important decision makers. Good decisions rely on knowledge [Read more...]

2018-01-24T09:51:17+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Safety|

RMT slams ‘Arcadia’ lifeboat accident

UK-based maritime union RMT has written to safety regulators and the cruise ship industry body demanding urgent action over lifeboat safety after a routine training exercise on P&O’s Bermuda-registered ‘Arcadia’ in the Azores almost ended in tragedy. Five people were hurt in the incident, one [Read more...]

2018-01-24T09:39:41+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Safety|

Captain’s manoeuvring error caused allision

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that the probable cause of the ‘Carnival Pride’s’ 2016 allision with a pier and elevated passenger embarkation walkway was the staff captain’s errors during the docking manoeuvre. According to the NTSB, the vessel approached the pier [Read more...]

2018-01-24T09:22:08+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Safety|

Carnival in health inspection scare

As reported in the Miami Herald Two of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet have received failed grades in health inspections designed to control the spread of gastro-intestinal illnesses. ‘Carnival Vista’ and ‘Carnival Breeze’ both scored below a passing grade of 86, according [Read more...]

2018-01-24T09:14:18+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Safety|