Friday, July 26, 2013

Cruise Lines Agree To Report More Crime Statistics reports on cruise ship crimes.
The three largest cruise lines, Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, have pledged to voluntarily publish more data about crimes on their cruises.

This comes as a Senate committee report, released Wednesday, showed that hundreds of alleged crimes on cruise ships in the past two years have been have not been publicly reported.

According to the report, of the 959 incidents reported to the FBI by cruise companies since 2011, only 31 alleged crimes have been disclosed publicly on a website maintained by the Coast Guard.
Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, said it was troubling and called for stricter reporting guidelines for alleged criminal incidents that occur on cruise ships.
"Consumers have no way to find out what their real risks are before they book a cruise," he told the committee and witnesses, which included executives from Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International.
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Note: The above photo is of the Explorer of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that I, my wife and my friends sailed on to Bermuda last year. Thankfully, it was a crime-free cruise.    

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