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Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs
Cruise Travel / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs

You’ve heard of loyalty programs for airlines and hotels, but what about cruise loyalty programs? They’re out there, and if you’re a regular cruiser, they’re worth knowing. Windstar Cruises automatically… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Family-Friendly River Cruises Around the World

River cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, and now families are getting on board. Traditionally, river cruising has attracted an older crowd—usually couples and retirees—and… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Cruises That Stay in Port Overnight
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Cruises That Stay in Port Overnight

If there’s one big complaint among cruisers, it’s that they only get limited time to spend in port. Most cruise ships will pull into a port in the morning and… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships Aim to be Bigger & Better
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships Aim to be Bigger & Better

These days, hearing that a cruise line has a new ship isn’t exactly a headline. But there are some new cruise ships with notable features. Viking River Cruises is known… Read More…

Travel Tip: More River Cruises Add Biking to Their Itineraries
Cruise Travel / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More River Cruises Add Biking to Their Itineraries

If you thought taking a cruise was synonymous with sitting around the Lido deck with a Piña Colada, think again. Smaller river cruises are actually incorporating on-the-ground biking trips into… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Ship Your Luggage to Your Cruise Ship
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Ship Your Luggage to Your Cruise Ship

I’ve talked about how to ship your luggage to and from your hotel, but what about your cruise ship? The shipping company Luggage Forward now has a program that lets… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Take a Test Cruise
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Take a Test Cruise

If you’re not convinced that cruising is for you, think about taking a test run on a shorter trip. It’ll give you a sample without investing a lot of time… Read More…

Ålesund Port in Norway. Image Credit: Tom Bayly
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where Cruise Lines Are Adding New Ports

For years, cruise ships typically sailed to the same ports, week after week. But these days, cruise lines are venturing into new territory. Carnival Cruise Lines has created a program… Read More…

Travel Tip: What If You Fall Off A Cruise Ship?
Cruise Travel / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What If You Fall Off A Cruise Ship?

Over the years, we’ve seen several reports of people falling off cruise ships, often with tragic consequences. Just how big of a risk is it, and what is the cruise… Read More…

Travel Tip: Spring Repositioning Cruises for 2015
Cruise Travel / Spring / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Spring Repositioning Cruises for 2015

Whether you’re a die-hard cruiser or you’ve never set foot on a ship before, you definitely want look at upcoming spring repositioning cruises for 2015. Repositioning cruises are when the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Planning Excursions Before & After Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Planning Excursions Before & After Your Cruise

When planning a cruise, it’s always a good idea to book a flight to arrive at least one day BEFORE the ship sails. Now cruise lines are making that part… Read More…