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Italian Coast Guard To Costa Captain: "Get On Board, Damn It!"

Anne Campbell | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Anne Campbell

According to a transcript of a telephone conversation between an irate Italian Coast Guard officer and Costa Concordia's captain who had left the ship, the captain was ordered to return to the ship by the Coast Guard, which was in charge of the situation once the vessel crashed.

Perfect Storm 2? Cruise Ship Rescues Sailboat Passengers

Anne Campbell | Posted 12.30.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem responded to a call from the US Coast Guard this weekend, rescuing five sailors in the North Atlantic.

Massive Cruise Industry Sale Starts October 17

Anne Campbell | Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

The entire cruise industry, some 25 companies, is putting 2012 departures on sale in a promotion called "The World's Largest Cruise Sale."

Can You Fall Off a Cruise Ship and Survive?

Anne Campbell | Posted 08.23.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

The answer is sometimes.

25 Tips to Ensure Valium-Free Cruising

Anne Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

I'll show you mine if you show me yours! Here are my cruise tips for saving wear and tear on body and soul.

7 Things You Should Not Do on a Cruise Ship

Anne Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

As a journalist covering the cruise industry, I try to be as thorough as possible in providing tips and advice on taking a cruise. Here's one: Don't try to sink the ship.

Carnival Cruise Ship Sits Powerless at Sea After Fire

Anne Campbell | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

Thankfully, the cruise industry puts its money where it's mouth is in terms of passenger safety by trying to prepare for the worst case scenario: a fire at sea. Ships are built with fire safety in mind.

PHOTOS: 5 Most Opulent Cruise Ship Suites

Anne Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

While it may seem that cruising is strictly a mass market vacation with ships carrying up to 6,000 passengers and activities geared towards families w...

The 8 New Cruise Ships to Debut in 2010/11

Anne Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

If you love the biggest, tallest, longest new cruise ships rolling out of European shipyards at a brisk pace, enjoy it now because it's not gonna last.