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Destination Spotlight: How to Do Your Caribbean Cruise Right

If you’re taking a Caribbean cruise this year, here are the top tips to make your trip exciting, fun, and memorable. We’ve organized the tips by location for your convenience.

Antigua

Explore the British military history of Shirley Heights and Nelson’s Dockyard through a half-day excursion.

Barbados

Tour Harrison’s Cave, a limestone cavern that shimmers with stalagmites and stalactites.

Belize City

Enjoy the rainforest views on a zipline, or cave-tube through darkened caverns for a unique swimming experience.

Bonaire

The coast of Bonaire boasts beautiful reefs and sparkling clear waters, so you can view colorful fish, coral, and other sea life.

Costa Maya

Explore Mayan ruins at nearby Chacchoben and check out the quaint shops and restaurants at Mahahual.

Cozumel

‘Ebola Cruise’ Quarantine: What If An Outbreak Occurs?

Following the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first US Ebola patient, and the hospitalization of two nurses who had been treating Duncan, health care workers who had any kind of contact with the patient were warned not to travel. Unfortunately, this warning came after a lab worker who had handled Duncan’s samples embarked on a Carnival cruise to Belize and Mexico.

CNN reported that the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker never came into direct contact with Duncan, but did handle samples that contained Ebola. She exhibited no symptoms of Ebola on the cruise, but elected to quarantine herself in her cabin as a precaution. She was on the cruise during the 21-day stretch of time that could have been

Important Facts about the Cruise Passenger Protection Act

If you are assaulted due to negligent security or injured due to lax safety and emergency protocols on a cruise ship, it seems obvious that the cruise line should be held liable and that you should receive compensation. Unfortunately, far too many injured cruise ship passengers face an uphill battle when filing a lawsuit against a cruise line, in large part due to a lack of government regulations over the cruise industry and fine print in ticket contracts that allow cruise lines to sidestep liability issues.

 

All that may change if the Cruise Passenger Protection Act passes. The bill, which Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) has been hoping to pass for over a year, seeks to tighten government regulation

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