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P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of Unrest

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P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of UnrestThe headline read "P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of Unrest" And i couldn't be happier, not for the unrest obviously in Egypt but to know that a cruise line puts the safety of it's passengers before profit!

Too often companies throughout history have put the safety of people at risk and this has sometimes resulted in illness, sickness or even death.  At times it wasn't for years later that an investigation would reveal that a company was at fault.

I just wonder if the possibility of litigation is the main driver of this action?  The story is interesting all the same and here is how Adam Coulter reported this story in part...
P&O Cancels Egyptian Port Call Over Fears of Unrest - what happened?
"P&O Cruises has cancelled a stop in Egypt's Port

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Investigation Begins For Carnival Triumph Fire

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Investigation Begins For Carnival Triumph FireI read a few days ago the “investigation begins for Carnival Triumph Fire” and automatically thought that this was just part and parcel of investigating the fire to find out just what actually happened.

Reading though the various reports there were only a few passengers with minor injuries but what I found surprising is the lawsuit which has been filed by Cassie Terry.
Does Carnival Triumph have a case to answer for?
In these days of litigating just about anything are these types of cases just seen as a way to make a few dollars?

// Now I could be wrong but I can’t help myself rolling my eyes when I read these types of claims and wonder what you think when you read the story below by Dori Salzman, news editor.  She wrote:

“The same day that most Carnival

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3 Day Sampler Cruise Revives That Lovin Feeling

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3 Day Sampler CruiseOK hands up if you have been on a 3 day sampler cruise…just what I thought hardly anyone but how many times have you thought that one day it will be me sailing away from the harbour and out to the wide open ocean to somewhere warm and tropical.

But I can nearly bet that the special someone that you wanted to go away with has some hesitation as they say that they will get sea sick or I hate the thought of being in that little closed off cabin day in and day out.  And even though you have done your best to try and convince them it has always been met with a negative.  Sound familiar?
How a 3 day sampler cruise got the twinkle in his eye back.
Well I am going to tell you something that will get them excited about going on a cruise and this will cut off all of the

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Do’s and Don’ts for Cruising With a Baby

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do’s and don’ts for cruising with a babyTraveling with infants and little ones can be challenging, but consider some do’s and don’ts for cruising with a baby to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
There are certain things that you want to DO in preparation when you take an infant on your vacation cruise:
- Book early to guarantee your preferred seating (earlier is preferred with little ones).

- Select a cabin with a balcony, so you can relax in the sun while your baby naps.

- Pack an inflatable baby bathtub as most cabins only have shower stalls.

- Definitely fly in the day before your ship leaves port, babies require more time, and this gives you plenty of time to purchase any last minute necessities and plan for the unexpected.

- Some research is recommended for your port of destination,

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Ships in Sydney Harbour increase by 600%

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Ships in Sydney HarbourThought my ears were playing tricks when I heard on the news tonight that Ships in Sydney Harbour increased by 600% in a 12 month period!  That is just plan awesome growth.
Can you believe the number of ships in Sydney Harbour?
In February alone there is expected 32 cruise ships.  That is one for every day of the year.  It seems Australians have embraced cruising as a way to leave your blues behind and sail out to sea to somewhere that is tropical.  Young families like all the activities to keep the kids amused while they have serious adult time.

Besides the kids have an awesome time meeting other kids and the games and activities have them wanting to go back everyday.
Parents like the fact that they only unpack once and that is that.  They enjoy their kid free time

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Famous “Baseball Hall of Fame” Manager Dies Onboard Celebrity Silhouette

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People are a little sadder today on hearing the news of the death of baseball hall of fame manager Earl Weaver who passed away early Saturday am while cruising onboard a Baltimore Orioles themed cruise.

The 82 year old Weaver was onboard Celebrity Silhouette when he suffered a heart attack, according to the article on Baltimore Orioles website.
Baseball hall of fame manager - history

Weaver was well known manager in the whole of Orioles history, who chalked up just over 1,480 wins in a career that spanned 17 years.

“The Earl of Baltimore led the O's to four World Series and won one, in 1970. The fiery manager was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996”.

“Earl Weaver was one of the most colorful personalities and fearless

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