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Worst Cruise Lines for Norovirus in 2017

 Recently, hundreds of passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship were struck with norovirus, which causes gastrointestinal upset that can quickly spoil a vacation.

During the five-day cruise from Florida in mid-December, 332 people came down with cases of gastrointestinal illness. According to one report, people were vomiting in the elevators on their way to the ship’s medic office, and the wait exceeded four hours for medical treatment. Water and supplies were quickly depleted.

A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said that only six percent of the crew and passengers were affected by the virus, and the crew sanitized the ship before leaving on its next cruise less than a week later.

This is not even close to the first time

Dangerous Ports You Should Avoid When Cruising

You’re ready to book the cruise of your dreams – but are you headed to a safe destination? Below we are going to cover some of the most dangerous ports in the world, including tips for staying safe, and what you can do if you get hurt while on a cruise.

Crimes that can occur in port include mugging, extortion, robbery at gunpoint, assault, and even murder. Criminals know that tourists carry cash, are unfamiliar with the area, and don’t speak the language. That’s why cruise ship travelers are often easy targets.

In some parts of the world, your dangers are greater than in others. Here are the ports with the highest instances of crimes.

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Work on a Cruise? The Many Different Ways You Can Be Injured

We tend to see two different images of cruise ships and cruise vacations.

One of these is the luxury and fun they can provide. Couples canoodling by the railing of a ship. Families going on adventures together.

The other image is one of vacations gone wrong. Shipwrecks. Stolen belongings. The infamous “poop cruise.”

There’s a third image most people never consider though: workplace.

Cruise ships employ hundreds of people, and just like passengers, they can get injured, too.

In one three-year study of 630 cruise ship workers, these findings were reported:

    361 total injuries were reported. Men experienced 77 percent of those injuries, and women experienced 23 percent. Thirty percent of those injuries resulted in loss of work for more

Hurt By a Cruise Doctor’s Negligence? You’re Not Alone

When you’re on a cruise, you probably don’t anticipate suffering an injury or illness that requires medical care. Yet when you need to see a doctor while cruising, you expect the same standard of care that you receive at home. If you experience medical negligence under the care of a cruise ship’s doctor, legal protection may be available to you.

In one court case, an elderly passenger fell and hit his head while trying to board the cruise ship when it was in port. The passenger was sent to the ship’s onboard medical facility for treatment. While he stayed in the facility, the passenger allegedly received such negligent treatment that he died a week later. A family member filed suit

Where Injuries Happen on Cruises – and How to Avoid Them

With so many destination and ship options for all of your vacation needs, more and more people are opting to go on cruises. You have the best of both worlds – being on the water and on land – plus countless other amenities and features that you can only find when you’re cruising.

Just like all vacations, however, it’s important to remember that along with having fun, staying safe and remaining injury-free should be one of your top priorities.

A cruise can potentially expose you to situations you wouldn’t find yourself in if you drove or flew to your vacation destination. So let’s look at where the most common cruise injuries happen and how to prevent them from happening in

4 Common Cruise Ship Injuries

Taking a cruise can be a wonderful adventure that also allows you to kick back and relax. You get the excitement of traveling to new places and seeing new things with the comfort of having the cruise line take care of everything for you.

That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. Before you step onboard, be prepared. There are risks that come with going on a cruise and sailing on a cruise ship. People get sick. They get injured.

Knowing what to expect can help you stay safe.

Be Safe on Your Cruise by Preparing for These Four Dangers

Read through the following common cruise ship injuries and take the necessary steps to avoid them during your vacation:

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5 of the Biggest Cruise Disasters – and How You Can Stay Safe

Cruises are a great option for a relaxing family vacation, often with all-inclusive packages and exciting on-shore excursions. That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. You can delayed or rerouted to other ports. There are all kinds of ways to injure yourself.

Oh, and sometimes truly horrible things can happen to the entire ship. You’ve probably seen horror stories from other cruises in the news from time to time, but it’s good to have a reminder before you set sail. Below are five of the biggest cruise disasters, and what you can do to prevent serious injury if your ship makes headlines.

Titanic and S.S. Eastland. Let’s start with the biggest two. Everyone knows the story of the Titanic,