Viking adds insult to injury, then reverses course

James Lockery and his wife couldn’t wait for their Viking River Danube cruise last Christmas. What better way to start the holiday season than touring the cobblestone streets of Passau, Germany, browsing the famous Christkindlmarkt in Vienna, and sampling the delicious pastries in scenic Budapest on an eight-day adventure.

Lockery booked their cruise in mid-August 2015, but did not purchase cancellation insurance. What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading…

Are you ready for a terrorist attack at sea? Is your cruise line?

It happened in San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, and Paris. But what if terrorists decided to strike at sea?

On any given day, cruise ships packed with thousands of passengers are plying the open ocean or calling at ports all over the globe. Given the recent uptick in violence, how vulnerable is the cruise industry to an act of terrorism?
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And now, the comeback

This week’s most popular stories involved cruise ship passengers being dumped at a foreign port because of medical problems.

I’m not surprised. I think these problems resonate with you because you’re curious about the comeback. Did they make it home safely? Did the cruise line ever compensate them? Were they just stuck?

I’m curious, too.
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