There are several medical conditions you need to be aware of that involve cruise vacations. The Norwalk Virus is a gastrointestinal virus that multiplies and spreads like wildfire in the closed environment a cruise ship provides. Post-Cruise Depression is a malady that happens when the cruise is over and you have to return to real life. Cruise-Envy is a debilitating disease that effects you for about as long as your friends are at sea. There’s not a whole lot you can do but let cruise envy run it’s course, but here are some ways to pass the time while you wait for your friends to return from their fabulous cruise.
- Focus on your own cruise– Cruisefish.net is a price, stateroom and cruise monitoring system that does all the browsing for you and sends email alerts when something changes. Say the price goes down, a particular cabin you wanted opens up or you want to know how full the ship is; for a small fee, CruiseFish.net will send you an email alert that you can forward to your travel agent for evaluation and action.
- Stalk your friends– CruiseCal.com knows where all the cruise ships are all the time. Subscribe and know where over 200 ships are today and tomorrow. Integrated webcams let you follow along. CruiseCal.com is also a great place to keep up on which ships are running modified itineraries during a weather event
- Screw them, I have new friends– Engage on Facebook, Twitter (the tag #cruise brings a lot of information) or any number of other social platforms. Start with CruiseCritic.com, CruiseMates.com and Cruise-addicts.com, find one you like best.
- Go Social, not postal- Get on Twitter. Cruise news happens first on Twitter. Download HootSuite to make organizing easy and maintain an ongoing search for the tags #cruise and #travel for all the latest. Get access to good stuff with #CruiseChat and #TripItChat
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