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Travel Tip: Paying to Access WiFi on Cruise Ships

Let’s be honest. For most of us, we don’t change our lifestyle when we change our location. If we’re Type A in New York, we’re just as likely to be… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Continue to Build More Ships
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Continue to Build More Ships

There’s been a growth explosion in the cruise industry, and this can only benefit you. Right now, cruise lines are building new ships at a record pace. Every shipyard around… Read More…

Travel Tip: The New Cruise Ship Five Times Bigger Than The Titanic
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The New Cruise Ship Five Times Bigger Than The Titanic

Just when you thought cruise ships couldn’t get any bigger, get ready for a new cruise ship that’s five times bigger than the R.M.S. Titanic. Weighing in at 227,000 tons, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Create a Realistic Budget for a Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? There are hundreds to choose, with different locations and itineraries. If you’re like most cruise passengers, you’re also driven by rates and how much you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Ships that Stay in Port Overnight
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cruise Ships that Stay in Port Overnight

If you’re a regular cruise ship passenger, sooner or later, you grow tired of the typical seven-day cruise. You visit about one port a day, with barely enough time to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines That Are Increasing Gratuity Fees
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines That Are Increasing Gratuity Fees

Just when you thought additional travel fees couldn’t get any worse, they have. Not up in the air—but out on the ocean. Starting next year, some cruise lines are bumping… Read More…

Travel Tip: Things to Know Before Going On A Cruise
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Things to Know Before Going On A Cruise

Thinking about taking to the high seas? Here are a couple things to know before going on a cruise. A growing number of cruise passengers still want to save money… Read More…

Kate McCue: America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain
CBS News / Cruise Travel

Kate McCue: America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain

When the 91,000-ton Celebrity Summit set sail yesterday for a typical fall cruise through New England and Canada, what wasn’t typical was who was in command. Kate McCue is the… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Themed Cruises Incorporate Popular TV Shows
Cruise Travel / Pop Culture Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Themed Cruises Incorporate Popular TV Shows

Themed cruises are a great way for super fans to celebrate their passions together. Well, now Trekkies can boldly go where no cruise ship has gone before! Star Trek: The… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Can You Bring Alcohol On a Cruise Ship?

Can you bring alcohol on a cruise ship? The rules vary depending on the cruise line and type of alcohol. Here’s what you need to know. Starting at the end… Read More…

Travel Tip: Big Yachts Give Small Cruise Experience
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Big Yachts Give Small Cruise Experience

Ever dreamed of sailing on a yacht? Well, you don’t have to go out and buy your own boat to make that a reality. While some cruise ships are getting… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Waive Single Supplement Fee
Cruise Travel / Solo Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Waive Single Supplement Fee

It used to be that traveling solo meant paying exorbitant single supplement fees to make up for the fact that you’re using a space designed for two. But things are… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Options for Dining A La Carte on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Options for Dining A La Carte on Cruise Ships

Cruise ships have come a long way from all-you-can-eat buffets, but those changes could cost you. Norwegian Cruise Line announced it’s introducing a la carte pricing. Starting on the Norwegian… Read More…

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
Accessible 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…