CRUISE TRAVEL- is it safe?

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Yes- statistically speaking – There are 30 cruise companies.  There are over 2,300 cruises planned on average every year.  In the last three years you have had about 15 accidents (fire, running aground, or collissions with other boats).  This means on average you have only a 17% of chance of an incident occurring on your cruise vacation!

Like always i must advise to investigate!  Get to know the cruise ship and brand BEFORE you buy your ticket!  Go online and read reviews.  Go online and participate in live blogs with people who have been on that ship, brand and/or trip.  With knowledge comes power and you can request items or amenities that you were not aware of based on other guest experiences.  For example: room locations, views, dark cooridors (important to ask for well lit corridor areas if you are a female traveling only), complimentary amenities, list of request that you can ask for PRIOR to boarding, PROMOTIONS for on-ship and off-ship activities.

 Still worried about your cruise ship crashing. Check out a couple of Cruise Ship critics websites or blogs to share your experience or hear other travelers experiences:

 All aboard!  Let your hair down and have fun!



$$Money$$ Who likes to get paid?  Who wants to have their money make money?  EVERYONE!!!!  Why not get rewarded for every dollar spent?  Make sure to sign up for reward programs when your traveling or shopping.  Most programs reward you 1-3 points for every dollar spent.  You can use these dollars to reward yourself for a free airfare, prepaid credit card, buy holiday gifts, free hotel stays around the world, etc…. Surprising most people pass on this FREE opportunity to reward yourself.  You can always opt to not recieve email newsletters, mailers, etc….AND still collect the points to recieve your free gift!  TRY IT!

Tiffany Young

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