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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

After Devastating Hurricanes in the Caribbean, Is Your Port Still Open?

A cruise vacation is usually a time for relaxation, but with hurricane season in full swing, it’s understandable if you’re feeling a bit anxious and stressed instead.

Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on many of the islands of the Caribbean – popular cruise destinations for a number of different cruise lines – which also means a number of cruise ports were affected.

If you have a Caribbean cruise planned in the near future, your cruise might have to be rerouted and your itinerary might have to be changed depending on the damage caused by the hurricanes. If you are worried, the best thing to do is to reach out to your cruise line for specific changes. However, here’s what we know so far about the Caribbean ports.

Caribbean Ports Closed Due to Hurricane Damage

Here is a list of ports closed in

You Can Get Up to $900 in Class Action Lawsuit against Cruise SPAM

Telemarketers are the bane of many people’s existence.

They call at inopportune times, sometimes multiple times in a week – or even a day. They don’t leave voicemail messages. They show up as “unknown” callers so you don’t actually know who’s calling. Worst of all, no matter what you do – even if you join the National Do Not Call Registry – their calls just don’t seem to stop.

However, what if you found out that one of these telemarketing calls could get you up to $300 per call or up to $900 per phone line? Would you feel differently about telemarketers then?

Probably not, but it’s still nice to know that you might get something out of your frustration. How does it work?

Right now, there is a class action lawsuit involving three cruise lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian) and Resort Marketing

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 to hold the cruise line accountable for medical negligence.

What kinds of negligence actions can occur when you seek medical help on a cruise?

Cruise Ship Crew Injuries – What are Your Rights?

Wherever you work, you’re susceptible to injuries and accidents. Depending on the nature of the injury or accident – especially if it was caused by your employer’s negligence – you might be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

This applies to most jobs… if they’re on land. What happens, however, if you work on the water instead?

As a crew member on a cruise ship, your injuries and accidents are handled differently than they are on land. The sea operates under maritime law, and cruise ships and crew members have their own rules and regulations to abide by.

Let’s explore what your rights are as a crew member who has been injured and what options are available to you to receive compensation.

Want Compensation for Being Injured at Sea? Learn the Jones Act

If you are an American worker injured at sea, you

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 the first place.

Cruise Ship Accident and Injury Data

A 2010 study published in the International Maritime Health Journal analyzed passenger accidents and injuries

Top Cruise Destinations for 2017

There’s nothing quite like seeing the world via a luxurious cruise ship. With all of the various modern amenities offered by most big cruise lines, the ships can often feel like a paradise in and of themselves.

Still, though, when it comes to cruises, what most people care most about are the ports. Where they’re going. The destination.

Because of this, below we have decided to detail some of the hottest cruise destinations for this season – including a few itineraries that are newly available and rapidly gaining popularity.

Cruise Destinations That You Should Consider This Year

Europe or the Mediterranean

These destinations are perfect for the discerning traveler – especially if you consider yourself a foodie or wine aficionado.

The Mediterranean provides breathtaking scenery with romantic beaches, historical cities, and sumptuous cuisine. A variety of Mediterranean cruises are available, all of which are

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