Cruises 2019: Caribbean island holiday update: Opened ports after Hurricane Irma and Maria | Cruise | Travel

Last year, many of the Caribbean islands were badly hit by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The former made landfall in Florida Keys on 10 September while Hurricane Maria landed on 20 September, hitting Puerto Rico. The latter is the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico with the death toll still unconfirmed. With cruise ship routes popular throughout the Caribbean, some islands such as Barbados, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were only mildly affected. Which ports were affected the worst by the hurricanes and…

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Cruises: How often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship? | Travel News | Travel

The 33-year-old cruise worker was found 26 miles outside of the search zone after falling from a Carnival Cruise ship near Cuba. After 22 hours of searching 1,600 square miles, he was eventually found and a lifeboat was sent to rescue him. He is currently in a stable condition after being treated onboard, with Carnival Cruise president Christine Duffy calling it “miraculous”. But how often do passengers fall overboard a cruise ship? Thankfully, the rate of people falling into the sea is rather low. The 33-year-old cruise worker was found…

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Marella Cruises: Marella Explorer cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

NC The Marella Explorer is home to the first Champney’s spa at sea. Marella Explorer is the biggest ship to join the growing fleet of Marella Cruises – formerly Thomson Cruises – and is aimed at the British market with relaxed all-inclusive and great-value holidays. It’s been sailing the world for more than 20 years but a massive four-week multi-million-pound makeover has created a 1,900-passenger ship with contemporary attractions (reflected in the on-deck extravaganza with soulful rapper Craig David) while not losing the more traditional style. Prices are keen –…

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Cruises 2018: Money tips to avoid overspending on additional charges on holiday | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are continuing to rise in popularity with UK travellers who want to see the world without booking lots of flights. The ease of travel can often come at a steep cost, thanks to the luxury of three-course meals and amazing amenities onboard the ship. While many trips are all-inclusive, this sometimes doesn’t include everything onboard, leaving holidaymakers with a shocking fee at the end of the trip. Travel Money Club founder Don Clark has given his best advice on how to keep track of spending when on a…

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Cruises: Four free drinks and all-inclusive packages available now | Cruise | Travel

Here are four excellent cruise deals including extra money to spend on board, free drinks packages and all-inclusive offers available now. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Cruises is currently giving passengers the chance to claim free drinks packages when booking an eligible Ocean View Stateroom by 31 May 2018. This applies to selected sailings departing as part of their April 2018/19 programme, such as a seven-night Alaska Fjord Cruise or ten-night Southern Caribbean Cruise. The deal gives cruise-goers a free Classic Drinks package for two – which includes soft drinks and alcoholic…

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Cruises 2018: Check travel insurance policies to save money | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays for 2018 are continuing to increase, as more people take to the sea for their next big trip. Whilst they can be a great way to see the world, they can also be slightly expensive. British travellers may not purchase travel insurance, something many admit to despite it potentially leaving them out of pocket. Over a third of British travellers admitted they struggled to get insurance due to medical conditions or age. As part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Travel Aware campaign, medical travel insurance provider AllClear…

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