Wow. What is the title – a combination of danger and intrigue with holiday cruises? I think someone has to answer the question, so …
Where to start?
Well, let's start with some information regarding the location of the Bermuda Triangle. As you can guess, this has something to do with the island of Bermuda. In fact, there are various theories about the location of the Bermuda Triangle.
For our purposes, we will take the generally accepted location of the area between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Miami. Draw a line on the map from Bermuda to Puerto Rico to Miami and back to Bermuda, and you have something that many people accept as the Bermuda Triangle.
No doubt you've heard of all the mysterious disappearances in the "Devil's Triangle" area, as it is sometimes called. Ships and planes disappear without a trace. Navigation instruments go crazy … It is a miracle that anyone ever passes through this area!
However, every year countless ships sail in the waters of the Triangle. The planes fly over their transatlantic flights from the southeastern United States to Europe, Asia and Africa.
What about cruises?
What about cruises? Do any cruises actually travel through the Triangle?
Believe it or not, virtually every cruise ship that sails from the east coast of the United States on the Caribbean sails in or through the Bermuda Triangle. (Some cruises from Miami may miss most of the area if traveling to the West Caribbean. But they come from one or near the vertex of the triangle.)
Have there been any disasters aboard cruise ships sailing in these waters? Were there any disruptions? Were there any fears?
I have not encountered one reported incident aboard cruise ships sailing in the waters between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, which could not be explained. There were some weather incidents, but they were associated with storms in the area.
Storm Dangers in the Bermuda Triangle
As I mentioned above, there were weather incidents. Every cruise in any Caribbean waters is subject to bad weather, especially during the hurricane season when the reported event took place.
Regardless of where you go, when you swim, it can cause more danger than the location itself. Cruise ships today have the ability to recognize hazardous waters, and captains have the right to avoid stormy weather. There are reserve cruise plans for these seasonal storms.
So how dangerous is that?
How dangerous is sailing through the Bermuda Triangle? Let me ask you the following questions:
How many people have you heard in the news who died in car accidents? Walking down the street? Do you ride bikes?
Now, how many immortal deaths have you heard on cruise ships sailing in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle?
Every death on a cruise ship is almost international news. Deaths in motion that you hear about are only local.
A walk on a busy street is more dangerous than a cruise through the Bermuda Triangle.