In the past decade 200 people have gone missing at sea. The cruise industry knows it has a problem but covers it with slick advertising rather than taking steps to make cruise ships safer from predators.
With airfare rising and cruise fares dropping more travelers are choosing to cruise instead of fly. And cruising offers many other advantages also.
The search has been called off for the unidentified 47-year-old Canadian woman who went missing from the Bahamas Celebration cruise after the ship left Freeport.
A Canadian woman has vanished from a Bahamas Celebration cruise somewhere between Grand Bahama and the Florida coast.
Two Carnival cruise ships were denied were prevented from docking in Argentina due to the still-heated decades-old dispute over the Falkland Islands.
A group of hooded armed robbers held up a bus with 22 cruise ship tourists who were visiting tourist attractions.
The Caribbean tourism industry is remaining afloat and resilient amidst turbulence in the marketplace. Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region remained buoyant in 2011, continuing the recovery process which began in 2010.
Bahamian police have almost completed their investigation into the alleged suicide of a British man, who died aboard a Bahamian-registered cruise ship earlier this month.
A broken water pipe caused a delay of several hours for the 2,000-passenger Bahamas-bound Carnival Sensation cruise ship.