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...]

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on gCaptain in June 2010 and is reposted every Memorial Day Weekend by popular demand. Many thanks to the parents who have over the years shared this important information. Please Click HERE to share this article with your facebook friends. By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and … [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...]

Speaking of Drowning

The reaction to an article posted here on gCaptain and again here on my site has been just this side of overwhelming.¬† I'd like to thank everyone who reposted – RT'd – shared – and liked¬†“Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning” and for the powerful discussions on the subject of drowning recognition taking place in forums around the web. I'm … [Read more...]