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

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
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Cruise Travel / Accessible Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Mileage & Reward Programs

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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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Family/Kids Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Hiking & Biking

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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?
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Travel Safety

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Spring

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Winter

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Winter

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Cruising in Hurricane Season
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Cruising in Hurricane Season

We’re at the peak of hurricane season. If you’re planning to go on a cruise right now, there are a few things you need to be aware of first. Hurricane season… Read More…