Cruise Critic Stays Ahead of the Storms, Introduces the Hurricane Zone

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Cruise Critic, the most respected Web site for cruise travelers, announces the launch of the Hurricane Zone, an up-to-the-minute news resource dedicated exclusively to providing updates and weather information as it pertains to cruise travel.

Cruise Critic, the most respected Web site for cruise travelers, announces the launch of the Hurricane Zone, an up-to-the-minute news resource dedicated exclusively to providing updates and weather information as it pertains to cruise travel.

The dedicated section, a first for consumer cruising, is a result of feedback from Cruise Critic members, many of whom are genuinely anxious about this year’s hurricane season, one that is predicted to be as active as last year’s tragic six-month stretch.

The Hurricane Zone features need-to-know bulletins on storm-related diversions, as well as service-oriented features on topics ranging from travel insurance to a behind-the-scenes look at a cruise line’s response to a hurricane. The section will host weekly columnist Steve Faber, a longtime cruise contributor and resident in “the hurricane zone,” who will discourse, via “From the Desk of the Storm Meister,” about storm-related topics each Friday throughout the season. There’s a direct link to threads on Cruise Critic’s boards – the most popular forum in cruising for travelers to exchange viewpoints. And the section will also feature a map, courtesy of NOAA, that will be updated dynamically via live link.

The site will be updated frequently if not constantly, as the situation warrants.

About Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic is the leading cruise community and editorial site on the Internet providing cruise reviews, cruise line profiles, ports of call highlights, cruise deals cruise news and features, and active cruise forums.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Cruise Critic was recently honored as a Webby Award Honoree and received a bronze in the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers’ Lowell Thomas Awards. The site and has been critically lauded by publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, among others, and was named to Travel + Leisure’s “The 35 Best Travel Sites.”

Cruise Critic is published by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a closely held New Jersey Corporation.

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