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Brawls, Unsanitary Conditions and Other Cruise Problems

A cruise is supposed to be a relaxing experience without hassle. Unfortunately, several recent news headlines have reported cruise ship problems that caused passengers to suffer unnecessary harm.

In this post, we’ll detail the potential problems that you must watch out for when you cruise. If you are injured on a cruise ship due to someone else’s negligence, you should fight back with a skilled maritime lawyer.

Brawls

In February 2018, several brawls developed aboard the Carnival Legend when it was sailing off the coast of Australia. Reports indicate that a 23-member family group instigated many of the brawls, which the crew did not sufficiently control. A video even suggested that crew members kicked a passenger while on the ground.

In separate recent incident, another Carnival cruise ship had to sail back to port when a fight broke out among passengers who were having

 World’s Longest Cruises – Would You Go?

Have you dreamed of traveling the world in a leisurely manner, stopping off in ports all around the globe? If so, a world cruise may be the ultimate vacation choice for you – but be prepared for a long trip.

Last year, UK’s Mundy Cruising made history by offering the longest world cruise package ever – an astounding 357 days, encompassing several different ships and every continent (yes, even Antarctica).

Obviously, that trip was a bit of an exception, but world cruises are still quite long. Typically, they last three to four months and allow you to see a wide variety of cultures in one trip.

They can cost a pretty penny, too, though some compare fairly well to 13 weeks of living in certain cities. Moreover, some people even become quite attracted to the idea of basically living at sea.

Because of

Things Everyone Should Know before Embarking on a Cruise

Is 2018 your year to start cruising?

If you’ve never been on a cruise before, these helpful tips will keep you in the know and help you understand how to protect yourself if you end up getting injured.

You Can Find the Best Deals Online

When you sign up for your desired cruise line’s newsletter, you’ll get notice of special limited-time offers as an insider. These deals may not be advertised anywhere else, so it’s the best way to get the lowest price for your dream cruise.

The Fine Print Matters

Read the fine print when you book your cruise. Most cruises cover your stateroom, meals, and some entertainment in your ticket price. Upcharges often apply to specialty meals and drinks, spa services, and extra lessons. Shore excursions will always result in an upcharge. Also check to see if there’s an additional charge for

Passengers May Sue Norwegian after Cruise Sails into “Bomb Cyclone”

Passengers experienced horrific conditions when a Norwegian cruise ship sailed right into the recent

‘’bomb cyclone” storm. In this post, we’ll tell their stories and explain why they are thinking about suing.

The Breakaway Nightmare

On January 4, a bomb cyclone hit the Atlantic Ocean, where the Norwegian Breakaway was sailing from the Bahamas to New York. The bomb cyclone was one of the worst parts of winter storm Grayson, and it caused ocean swells of greater than 30 feet.

The National Weather Service issued warnings for the bomb cyclone on Dec. 31, but the Breakaway sailed according to schedule anyway. Some of the ship’s rooms were flooded, and many passengers experienced seasickness from the high waves. Because of this, a number of the ship’s 4,000 passengers are considering filing a lawsuit against the Norwegian Cruise Line for negligence.

One mother of a 20-year-old

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,

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