Cruise NewsHow Cruise Lines Keep You Safe During Hurricanes and Storms

How Cruise Lines Keep You Safe During Hurricanes and Storms

How do cruise lines keep you safe during a hurricane or storm?  Cruise lines do everything in their power to keep you safe while still trying to preserve your cruise experience.

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Carnival Cruise Line has released a three minute video detailing the steps they take in the event of a hurricane or storm. The cruise line recently opened the most technologically advanced operations center in the cruise industry.  You can watch the short video below:

The Carnival Cruise Line FOC is the first facility of its kind in South Florida and features a state-of-the-art tracking and data-analysis platform that enables real-time information sharing between Carnival ships and specialized shoreside teams designed to support fleet operations.

The innovative new high-tech features are anchored by a 74-foot-long video wall composed of 57 LED screens. The high-definition wall displays the status of all ships, including weather, itinerary updates, safety, engine and environmental updates. Additionally the status of ports, ships logistics, guest operations and a host of other functions are also monitored.

The 24/7/365 system will support the work of cross-functional teams, including technical, nautical, port and guest operations, environmental operations and compliance, occupational safety, technical services, and other key areas.

Carnival Cruise Line isn’t the only cruise line that goes above and beyond to keep you safe.  Royal Caribbean employs the cruise industry’s first meteorologist.

Royal Caribbean’s chief meteorologist James Van Fleet works closely together with the cruise line to track the weather during hurricane season, and the rest of the year, to monitor its potential impact on sailings.

Every day, Van Fleet is tracking the position of Royal Caribbean’s ships along with the weather, while staying in touch with their captains, the company’s executives and the rest of the marine operations team. It’s a 24/7 job—but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Van Fleet has racked up 20 plus years of experience as a meteorologist in television, covering an array of locations from Texas to Florida.

For more information on cruises and hurricanes, read “What happens if there is a hurricane during my cruise“.

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