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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Solo Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / 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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

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
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…