This Tool Allows You to Read Health and Safety Reports for Any Cruise Ship
Cruise Control, Pro Publica’s recent report on health and safety issues in the cruise industry, is well worth reading, but you can find their online tool to find and read all reported health, safety and maintenance issues on specific ships. helpful before you book your next cruise.
Whether you’ve been on a cruise in recent years or thinking about a cruise vacation in the future, the interactive cruise control guide is a beautifully organized database with everything from ship-specific Coast Guard environmental and mechanical reports to CDC. health and safety issues, deck plans, details and views, and even the ship’s current position on the map. Ideally, like me, you were wondering how things have been with the ship you’ve visited in the past. Likewise, if you are thinking about a future cruise, you can almost always see the names of ships that depart from nearby ports, so you might want to check the health and safety records of those ships before booking.
The full report outlines some of the common delinquents you can expect on cruise ships, topics like norovirus, injury from maintenance issues or people falling overboard, and how often it actually happens (spoiler: not often, and when it does, it is usually either reckless behavior or a drunken passenger.) You can check it out – and the interactive search tool – below.
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