Norwegian Cruise Line Hires Lifeguards After Multiple Child Deaths

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced that the line will begin employing certified lifeguards at all of the family pools across their fleet. The need for Lifeguards aboard cruise ships was first highlighted in the a highly controversial expose gCaptain published in 2013.  Disney Cruises was the first large ship operator to hire lifeguards several … [Read more...]

Deadly Distractions – Parents Question Cruise Line Policy As Boy Remains In Coma

"Can a sign prevent kids from drowning on cruise ships?" asked Kim Browning, a parent and frequent cruise ship guest, in a message sent to gCaptain this week. The message comes nine days after a 4-year-old boy nearly drowned on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship and remains in a coma today facing possible long term brain damage. This is the second drowning incident the company … [Read more...]

First-Ever Shipboard Water Coaster, Possibly The World’s Best Waterslide

gCaptain receives an inordinate amount of press releases about the launching of new ships. Most get tossed in the virtual trash bin for lack of anything new or innovating. The launch of Disney's newest cruise ship, the M/V Disney Dream, almost found it's way into the bin until I read the line "The Disney Dream features AquaDuck is a thrilling "water coaster". Aft through an … [Read more...]

Disney’s OCEANS now on DVD.

If you are a fan of dramatic nature films or just looking to get some Christmas shopping for the little ones out of the way you should think about picking up Disney's OCEANS now on DVD. Not only does the film show some breathtaking shots of marine wildlife it also has some amazing clips of ruff seas and pounding surf. Disneynature, the studio that presented the recored … [Read more...]