Senator asks cruise lines to reveal health and safety measures

05/10/2013 | Travel Weekly

Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Lines have been sent a letter from Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., asking them to divulge their policies regarding passengers' health, safety and security. "Recent cruise ship incidents underscore the need for a strong commitment to passenger safety and security from the entire cruise industry, not just those that wind up on the news most frequently," Rockefeller said. "The responses from the cruise line companies will help Congress make sure the rules governing the cruise industry provide passengers with the safe and comfortable traveling experiences they expect and deserve, instead of giving the companies a free pass at taxpayer expense."

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