Given the recent events from Italy, brides are concerned about their upcoming cruise honeymoons.
Given the recent events from Italy, brides have been asking a lot of questions about sailing the high seas. Is it safe? Should I be concerned? We got the scoop from cruise expert Clark Norton the author of How to Save Money on Cruises. Here's what he advises:
"Should you be concerned about cruise ship safety in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster? Of course, just like you should be concerned every time you get in a car or on an airplane, train, horse or pair of skis. No form of transportation or vacationing is risk free-and cruising accidents always receive perhaps more than their fair share of publicity-but ships fare pretty well in the overall safety category. In the year 2010, the top seven cruise lines operating out of the United States reported a total of four "suspicious" deaths (no proven homicides) and 31 serious assaults out of about 10 million total passengers. That's a tiny percentage! What's more, surveys have shown that frequent cruisers generally feelRead More »from Is it Safe to Take a Cruise for Your Honeymoon?