Paradise Lost at Sea

Paradise Lost at Sea

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Revealing the hidden realities of cruise vacations, this survey rings the alarm on cruise ship safety and outlines the risk to passengers of sexual assault, onboard crime and injury, and death from accidents at sea. Covering the industrya€™s dubious environmental performance and its impact on the efforts of governments to protect their marine habitats, this shocking investigation also exposes the truth about health risks and medical care onboard these floating cities, opening the door on the dark side of life below the passenger decks. Exploring the myths that cruise vacations are all-inclusive and that cruise tourism contributes billions of dollars to local economies, this account concludes by summarizing issues and challenges that must be faced by cruise passengers, port communities, and ship employees.The fire instigated a wave of smoking bans subsequently introduced by a number of cruise lines (Sloan 2007). ... a recommendation that followed from three cruise ship fires in 1996, one of which was the Universe Explorer, in which five crewmembers died and ... At issue is that passengers should know the history of problems and incidents on a cruise ship, much the same as they can view reports of sanitation inspections conducted on cruise ships by the Centres for Disease Control.

Title:Paradise Lost at Sea
Author:Ross A. Klein
Publisher:Brunswick Books - 2008


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