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You would think anyone going on a cruise helmed by Blake Shelton would just be scared of Blake Shelton. But Jana Kramer (“Why Ya Wanna”), one of the many country artists who set sail on the 965-foot ship Sunday (Oct. 14), told CMT Radio what she’s most nervous about. “I’ve never done a cruise before because I’m really claustrophobic,” she said, adding that she’s also afraid she’ll get motion sickness. “I was like, ‘You know what? I’m getting over a fear and hanging with some of my buddies on a boat.’ I get to bring my mom. It’s going to be awesome. I can’t wait to play and then meet people and hang out, go swimming and tan!” She’s right to worry about the claustrophobia. Some of this ship’s staterooms are only 143 square feet. But, then again, when you’ve got funnymen like Shelton, Trace Adkins, Neal McCoy and Jerrod Niemann along for the cruise, that should be enough to keep Kramer’s mind off her fears as they sail to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau.