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

Travel Tip: Find Cruise Deals During Dead Week
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Travel Tip: Find Cruise Deals During Dead Week

We’re now in one of the best times of the year for travel—known in the industry as the “dead week”—and cruises are some of the best places to find deals… Read More…

Travel Tip: The World’s Biggest New Cruise Ships
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Travel Tip: The World’s Biggest New Cruise Ships

There’s no doubt that cruising is getting bigger in the travel space. I mean that literally. The new cruise ships on the horizon are larger than ever. Right now, Royal Caribbean’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: Alternative Winter Cruises
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Travel Tip: Alternative Winter Cruises

You might associate a winter cruise with sailing to places like the Caribbean or Mexico. But winter can be the best time to cruise to some alternative destinations. Here’s why…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Cruise Ship Food is Getting Better
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Travel Tip: How Cruise Ship Food is Getting Better

It used to be that cruise ship food meant just one thing: the all-you-can-eat buffet. That time-honored tradition is still around. But some cruise lines are becoming known for having—dare… Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Do if Your Cruise is Canceled
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Travel Tip: What to Do if Your Cruise is Canceled

I’ve talked before about the draconian rules of cruise lines: your rights are few and far between if you have to cancel your trip. But what if the cruise line… Read More…