noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

River cruise tragedy unfolding

Terrible news... We awoke to hear of a Chinese river cruise boat sinking (see story http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/jun/02/chinese-ferry-sinks-yangtze-river-458-people-aboard-latest-updates. The current key points of the story are:

  • ‘Trapped passengers’ reportedly heard calling for help
  • Five bodies recovered by rescuers
  • Up to 18 survivors
  • Captain and chief engineer detained by police
  • 458 were on board, most tourists aged 50 to 80

Do you cruise on lesser known lines?  If so, how safe do you feel when aboard?  Are safety drills observed?  Are lifejackets easily accessible? Do you feel a level of confidence that ship's officers are well-trained/qualified?

Tags: Foreign and local cruise lines

6 Answers

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We cruise on well known cruise lines.  I never worry about safety but perhaps I should.  I always attend Anne pay attention during safety drills. So far after 51 cruises I have never experienced any issue regarding safety.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We cruise on well known cruise lines.  I never worry about safety but perhaps I should.  I always attend Anne pay attention during safety drills. So far after 51 cruises I have never experienced any issue regarding safety.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I will stick with well known cruise lines other than Costa Wink

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

JusMe,

Agree.  I don't think we are ever going to venture off the better known cruise lines.

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

If my tools that are stamped Made in China only last a week, why would I take a cruise on a Chinese cruise ship.  Besides, an hour after I got off I'd only want to cruise again Big Smile

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Could not agree more.

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