Wow. What kind of title is that – the mix of danger and intrigue with cruise holidays? Well I think someone needs to answer the question, so …
Where do I begin?
Well let’s start with some information about the location of the Bermuda Triangle. As one might suppose that it just due to the island of Bermuda. Actually, there are several theories about the location of the Bermuda Triangle.
For our purposes we will take the accepted location of the area between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Miami. Draw a line on a map of Bermuda to Puerto Rico to Miami and back to Bermuda and you have what many people accept as the Bermuda Triangle.
You have no doubt heard about the mysterious disappearances in the area of the “Devil’s Triangle” as it is sometimes called. Ships and planes disappear without a trace. Navigation instruments crazy … It’s a miracle anyone ever passing through the area at all!
But every year many ships sail the waters in the Triangle. Aircraft flying over their transatlantic flights from the southeastern US to Europe, Asia and Africa.
what about Cruises?
So what about cruising? Do not use cruise actually travel through the Triangle?
Believe it or not, almost every cruise ship that travels the east coast of the United States in sailing the Caribbean or the Bermuda Triangle. (Some cruises from Miami would miss most of the area as they are to the western Caribbean. But they come at or near a point of triangle.)
have there been any reported disasters on board cruise ships traveling these waters? Have there been failures? Have there been problems?
I am not able to come across a reported incident aboard cruise ships plying the waters between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, which could not have been justified. Some weather-related incidents have happened, but they were related to storms in the area.
Storm Hazards in the Bermuda Triangle
As I mentioned, there are incidents related above the weather. Cruise ships today have the ability to identify dangerous waters and the captains have to avoid the power to stormy weather. There are backup plans for cruises in the events of this seasonal storms.
So how dangerous is it?
How dangerous is it to sail through the Bermuda Triangle? Let me ask you this question:
How many people have you heard in the news that are killed in car accidents? walking on the street? Traffic deaths that you hear about are just the local ones.
It’s dangerous for you to walk in a busy street than it is to cruise through the Bermuda Triangle.