The Honduras newspaper La Prensa reports today that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will accompany representatives of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) on possible locations which will be marketed to cruise passengers arriving in Honduras. The FCCA is an organization which promotes the interests of the U.S. based cruise lines doing business in the Caribbean
“Dangerous Drugs?” Nassau Nabs Two More U.S. Cruise Passengers for Pot
The Bahamas Weekly reports that Nassau police officers – on a tip from cruise ship security personnel – arrested two U.S. passengers from Massachusetts. One was a 27 year-old woman and the other was a 28 year-old woman.
Around 9:30 AM on Friday April 25, 2014, police officers from the "Tourism Police Unit (TPU)" went onboard…
More Trouble for Cruise Tourism in Roatan
The Telegraph reports that Cruising Excursions, a company which operates tours exploring Roatan’s "fishing villages, mangroves, iguana farms and beaches," announced that it is canceling its tours on the island.
An excursion company representative said that “a string of reports of robberies, violence against visitors and now this horrific murder have forced us to suspend…
Police in Bahamas Defend Dropping Disney Child Molestation Case: “There is No Complaint in the Bahamas and There is No Issue”
A police officer in Nassau, Bahamas finds himself in the middle of a controversy regarding another botched investigation by the Bahamas into a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship matter.
Nassau police superintendent Paul Rolle is quoted in an article in the Nassau Guardian about the molestation of an 11 year old girl by a 33…
Does the Dubai Cruise Safety Campaign Assure You or Frighten You?
I have a section in this blog called "weird" cruise news. This is one of those stories.
Dubai has been very active as of late conducting PR work to encourage cruises from its port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Another city in the UAE, Abu Dhabi (the capital), made an impressive showing at recent…
Seven Tourists Raped in Acapulco: What is the Cruise Industry’s Spin?
The news reports out of Mexico are shocking.
Six women from Spain vacationing in Acapulco were bound and raped by a gang of five men who burst into their holiday rental. Their male friends were gagged and bound by telephone cords and robbed.
One news source said the mayor of Acapulco did not help matters…
Bahamas Tourism Minister: Caribbean Islands Made A Mistake – Cruise Lines Now Own The Ports
A newspaper in the Bahamas published an interesting article quoting the newly appointed tourism minister, Obie Wilchcombe, in the Bahamas: Cruise ships are " . . . floating shopping malls now, casinos and hotels. The Caribbean made a mistake 20 years ago when they didn’t limit what cruise ships could do; now the cruise ships own the…
Haiti’s Historic Sites a Cruise Excursion? Royal Caribbean the Steward of Henri Christophe’s Legacy?
This weekend I ran across an interesting opinion piece from Caribbean News Now. Entitled "Turning Haiti’s Historic Sites into Tourist Destinations," the article begins with a quote from an article I wrote in January 2010 following the horrific earthquake in Haiti:
Is it appropriate to sail into the idyllic port of Labadee, Haiti on a pleasure cruise …