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The 5 Best New Cruise Ships of 2018

Are you looking for the best cruise options for 2018?

“Best” is a subjective term, of course, so we’ve broken down this list into the five best cruises for 2018 by newest ships, themes, affordability, and family-friendly options. Keep reading to learn about the best of the best for this year.

Top 5 Newest Ships
    Royal Caribbean will debut the new Symphony of the Seas in the spring. The new ship will hold 6,000 guests and have seven entertainment zones and more than 20 restaurants. Carnival Cruise Line will introduce its Carnival Horizon in the summer. It will sail to the Caribbean from its port in Miami. It will feature a water park with a Dr. Seuss theme, a Sky Ride, an IMAX theater, and Family Harbor cabins. Norwegian Cruise Line will sail a new ship to Alaska in the summer and in the

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 something like this has happened.

Detailing the 2017 Cruise Outbreaks of Norovirus

Another Royal Caribbean cruise between Australia and Singapore in early December had

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.

Antigua

This country has a murder rate over three times higher than that of New York City.

Bahamas

The violent crimes are most prevalent in certain districts of Nassau,

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 than one day. The hotel department workers comprised 79 percent of the total injuries. Dancers were at higher risk of serious injuries than members

Everything You Should Know about Virgin’s First Cruise Ship

Have you ever dreamed of a kid-free cruise vacation?

We know you love your children, but what couple doesn’t want to get away and enjoy adult-only time? Well, Virgin Voyages is hoping to cater to your desires with a cruise line meant only for adults.

This month, Virgin Voyages laid the keel for the first of three ships in its new line of adults-only cruise ships. The new line is called Lady Ships, and they will all have silver and red coloring and feature a red-haired mermaid logo featured on the ship’s hull.

Virgin Empire mogul Richard Branson says that travelers will “be sailing on the latest ships offering a great quality, a real sense of fun and many exciting activities all delivered with the famed Virgin service.”

Random Factoids about Virgin’s New Fleet

What sets a Lady Ship cruise apart from the others:

Still Looking for a Last-Minute Holiday Cruise?

The holiday season is touted as the most wonderful time of year, but is it really wonderful to spend all day cooking a holiday meal so your entire family can cram around the dining room table? Or to watch your kids race from gift to gift and rip off the wrapping paper, more interested in what’s next than the presents themselves?

Instead of having a traditional holiday this year, you should consider a holiday cruise where everything is provided for you and your family and all you have to do is just sit back, relax, and enjoy the endless waterfront view.

If you’d like to get out of town this December, there are plenty of perfect, last-minute cruise options that are still available – all you have to decide is what kind of holiday vacation you want to have!

Traveling With Kids? Disney Cruise

The Anxiety of Traveling: Get Over Cruise Fears and Enjoy Yourself

Many of us dream of getting away and relaxing on a cruise. Taking in the ocean views during the day, and watching as the sky turns into a sea of stars at night.

Yet travel fears may get in the way of pursuing your dream of a cruise. With constant updates of natural disasters, terrorism, and cyberattacks, it’s easy to feel like the world is unsafe, and therefore travel itself is perceived to be unsafe.

However, travel allows people to escape their routines and refresh their bodies and spirits, so the appeal is still universal. According to a recent Travel Market report, Priceline’s CEO believes that travel is such a healing salve, people will still book trips despite negative headlines.

Even with recent devastation in the Caribbean and Gulf Coast, cruise companies are anticipating good travel numbers in the upcoming months. The chairman and