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When the wind blows: A cruiser’s guide to surviving hurricane season

It’s two months into 2009 hurricane season and the first tropical storms and major hurricane are impacting a number cruises in the Caribbean. Last weekend, Tropical Storm Ana doused much of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Hurricane Bill became the first hurricane of the season, and is currently a Category 4 storm. So what happens to guests on cruises that are affected by storms?

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Bumped off the ship

You get the call, and you can’t believe it. You’ve been bumped off your cruise! What are your options? And how can you protect yourself from getting the old heave-ho from the cruise line? Heed the advice of one lesson learned.

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Carnival cancels cruises out of Galveston

With the devastation in Galveston following Hurricane Ike, Carnival Cruise Lines has opted to cancel the September 14 sailing of the Carnival Conquest and the September 15 sailing of the Carnival Ecstasy. Passengers currently on the ships will disembark in New Orleans. Read for more details…

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Fay throws some cruises off course

Tropical Storm Fay is causing some changes to several Western Caribbean cruises so far. Forecasters expect Fay to strength to a hurricane over the next 24 hours. Read for more details…

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What happens when a cruise line changes departing port and no flights are available?

It’s hurricane season and ships often change course. So, what recourse does a traveler have when the cruise line does a switcharoo? Read on…

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