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Travel Tip: How You Can Volunteer During Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Volunteer During Your Cruise

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering on your next vacation, your cruise line may already be one step ahead of you. Carnival Corporation is launching a new ship called Fathom… Read More…

The new Viking Star
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships, Big and Small

Every year, it seems like cruise lines build bigger and bigger ships to accommodate more passengers. Carnival Corporation has ordered four new cruise ships that will hold record numbers: up… Read More…

Travel Tip: No More Cruises to Nowhere
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: No More Cruises to Nowhere

You’ve heard me talk about “cruises to nowhere,” which can be a good way to test out whether you like the cruising experience. Well, it looks like you’ll have to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Hidden Fees on Cruises
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Hidden Fees on Cruises

There’s a myth that cruising can be an all-inclusive experience as long as you avoid the obvious extras. But there are some other hidden fees on cruises you need to… Read More…

Travel Tip: ADA Turns 25, But Changes Still to Come for Travel
Airlines & Airports / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: ADA Turns 25, But Changes Still to Come for Travel

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While we’ve come a long way, the travel industry still has a lot of work ahead. Uber has… Read More…

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…