Years after charred corpses drifting in rivers and the smell of cremated bodies had drifted away, hibakushas carried with them the stigma (and ailments associated with radiation). Many Japanese feared the exposure to radiation might infect others.
It's important for everyone else (including the parents of well-behaved kids) to complain and make it clear that it's better to risk upsetting a couple of bad parents than an entire ship.
Cruise lines sure know how to make life a breeze when sailing on the high seas. Family pools and supervised children's programs keep kids (and parents) happy while adults are pampered with spas, bars and pools that are off-limits to minors. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
There are good things about turning 60. You're still here. You're happier with who you are. You care less about what people think of you. Nevertheless, a few months into my seventh decade, a few things are getting me down.
For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.
No matter if you leave from Florida, Texas or fly to the Caribbean to begin your cruise, there's always the possibility that a major weather scenario may interrupt your plans. It's yet another reason why it's important to arrive at your departure port at least one day in advance of your cruise.
There are plenty of myths about cruising floating around the internet: they're full of old people, there's nothing to do, and so on. Most of them are fairly harmless and easily disproven, but if you're a true lover of cruising, nothing irks you more than the media shining its sensationalist spotlight on your favorite vacation.
A big thing I'd recommend to anyone considering a cruise, or really, before booking any type of vacation. Think about what you want and what you like. We like great food and drinks, a four-star experience, amazing service, visiting places we've never been and an environment where we'll feel comfortable bringing two children.
You can get married anywhere cruise ships sail, and the lines will be your personal wedding planners. - Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line ...
As the American economy continues to improve and the U.S. dollar reaches new heights, the cruise industry is experiencing positive effects.
Turquoise blue water, picture perfect sunsets, Dutch Caribbean architecture, landscapes that vary from lush green hills to barren desserts, and not to forget some of the best dive sites in the world - Bonaire is a dream destination for nature lovers.
Animal encounters are not the only memories you'll take home with you. The Galapagos Islands have a history to uncover and a stark volcanic landscape ringed with ice-white sand and lapped by chilly, brilliant blue water.
What is the most beautiful stretch of Mediterranean coastline? Many a fruitful evening can be spent debating this subject, preferably over a bottle of rosé as the sun dips into a cobalt sea.
Over 1.5 million children sail aboard cruise ships every year and there has been an alarming number of near drownings of children aboard cruise ships in the last few years.
Cruises are a fun and unique vacation experience, but they can also pose health risks if you aren't careful. Remember these 7 tips to keep yourself and your travel companions safe while cruising.
My husband and I have gone on four ocean cruises, and we recently returned from our first river cruise. We sailed through the South of France on the Viking Delling, indulging in some of the area's best dishes without even leaving the ship.