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Spring Break Cruises: What to Look For, What to Know

The holidays have passed, and you’re probably already looking forward to warmer weather and a new adventure. Many people wait until summer, but spring is actually a great time to take a cruise.

If you’re a parent, the kids are off school and you may have a tax rebate coming in. If you’re a college student, spring break is the time to party. There are enough options out there that families and “spring breakers” alike can enjoy a spring break cruise, but it’s important to know what to look out for.

Here’s what to consider before you book a spring break cruise:

Best Family Cruises vs. Best College Cruises

If you’re a parent, the last place you probably want your children to be is onboard with a bunch of drunk 21-year-olds. On the flip side, if you just turned 21 and want to get

Injured on a Cruise Ship – Be Careful What You Say

If you are injured on a cruise ship, it’s important to watch what you say, because the words you use can be the difference between whether you receive compensation for injuries caused by another’s negligence or have to pay for them yourself.

That’s exactly what happened to a passenger who was injured on Royal Caribbean Cruises. He filed a personal injury case against the cruise line after falling while ice skating, alleging that the ice skate he was provided was damaged, and that the ice in the ship’s rink had gouges that presented a hazard.

The jury ruled that both parties were negligent, but Royal Caribbean Cruises was deemed to be 65 percent liable for damages. This meant that the cruise line was going to have to pay over $400,000 in damages to the passenger.

However, the cruise line appealed the decision, and in

2019 Is Coming with Some Fantastic New Cruise Ships

2018 was a pretty great year for cruising, but all signs indicate that 2019 might be an even bigger year for cruise ships. Not only will several new ships be entering service, many come equipped with some amazing new features, there will be additional activities in ports of call, and a generally there’s set to be a wide range of breathtaking new cruising experiences.

Below, we’re going to take a look at five of the most incredible cruise ships that will be entering service in the New Year.

Viking Jupiter

Launch:           February 2019

Home-Ports:   Various European and South American ports

Ship class:       6th Small-Class

Size:                47,842 gross tons

Crew:              550

Guests:            930

Viking Jupiter is the sixth ship that Viking Ocean Cruises has launched. The ship is very similar to her fleet mates, with features including outdoor/indoor Aquavit Terrace dining venues, nightly Chef’s

Types of Shore Excursion Accidents to Watch Out For

Swimming with dolphins. Paragliding. Snorkeling. Ziplining.

When you see these types of offerings associated with your cruise, they probably seem exciting and fun. Which they can be.

If you’re taking a cruise soon that features shore excursions, though – and most of them do – you need to understand the possible dangers that come with these types of activities as well so that you can balance that excitement with safety.

In this post, we’re going to tell you what kind of accidents tend to occur on shore excursions and what you can do to fight back if you are injured due to another’s negligence.

Recent Shore Excursion Accidents

When an Israeli couple embarked on a Royal Caribbean International cruise to celebrate their honeymoon, they never dreamed that tragedy could strike. The left Fort Lauderdale in July to make stops in the Bahamas, Mexico, and

Sick at Sea? What to Expect When You See a Cruise Ship Doctor

Cruise ship vacations are relaxing and care-free…until someone gets sick or hurt. Doctors and nurses will be on board to help you recover, but your experience at sea might not go as planned. If you are preparing to go on a cruise soon, know what to expect when you see a cruise ship doctor.

Who Is the Doctor on Board?

Depending on the number of passengers, cruise ships will have 1-2 doctors and 2-4 nurses on call 24 hours a day.

Here is the good news about going to a medical facility on a cruise ship. Many cruise lines that sail internationally require that doctors are registered throughout a handful of English-speaking countries, including Canada and Australia. They have the skills to perform a variety of skills to treat minor conditions or prepare patients for evacuation to land in an emergency.

That’s right. If

Injured Working on a Cruise: What Rights Do You Have?

If you are injured while working on a cruise ship, your rights are protected by law. Keep reading to learn what the laws cover and how they protect you.

Cruise Ship Worker Injuries

Cruise ship workers need dependable working conditions to be safe while doing their jobs. If your employer does not provide safe working conditions, it can be held liable for any medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering you may endure after your accident.

These are the most common type of cruise ship worker injuries:

    Slip and fall accidents Back injuries Neck injuries Cuts Burns Fractures Concussions Drowning Loss of limbs Injuries related to assault

Any of these injuries can cause long-term damage and affect your ability to work. If you have been affected by any of these injuries, it’s important to contact a knowledgeable cruise ship attorney to understand your

Things to Know When Planning a Holiday Cruise

Holiday cruises are a fun way to celebrate in the winter, but it’s helpful to prepare a bit differently from a regular cruise.

In this post, we’ll give you money-saving tips and cover other things you should know before you book a holiday cruise. (There’s still – barely – time!)

Money Saving Tips for Holiday Cruises

Often, you can find great deals on holiday cruises, because most travelers are staying on land to celebrate. Due to lower demand, prices usually drop. So, you can save a bundle on the cruise itself.

However, if you must fly to the departure port, know that airfare rates tend to soar due to higher demand. You can avoid this expense through driving or booking your flight well in advance of your departure date to get the best rates.

To get the lowest rate on your cruise, be flexible

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