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7 Ways to Cruise This Summer on a Budget
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Safety | Cruises

7 Ways to Cruise This Summer on a Budget

 

Sitting on the deck watching the sun set into the ocean. Dining at a different location every single night – all without having to hop into a car. Relaxing in the pool or hot tub with a delicious adult beverage. Enjoying a comedy show. Hitting up the casino.

 

Yes, going on a cruise is definitely luxurious. Despite this, it doesn’t have to bust your budget. There are all kinds of ways to save on cruises. Maximize your travel dollars by taking these seven savings tips into consideration before you head out to sea.

The Biggest Differences between River Cruises and Ocean Cruises
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Ships | Cruises | River Cruises

The Biggest Differences between River Cruises and Ocean Cruises

Picture a cruise ship. Whether this ship is going to the Bahamas, Europe, or Alaska, the cruise ship you are picturing is most likely on the ocean. Because that’s our collective cultural image of what a cruise is. Sailing on the high seas to distant shores.

 

If you’re tired of this type of cruise, though, there’s another option: the river cruise. In recent years, more and more people are opting for this alternative, and river cruising has quickly gained in popularity.

 

River cruises and ocean cruises are very similar, but the following differences could have a big impact on your next onboard trip.

5 FAQs about Traveling to Cuba on a Cruise
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruises | Cuba | Planning a Cruise

5 FAQs about Traveling to Cuba on a CruiseUntil 2015, Cuba was off-limits to U.S. travelers, but since the embargo was lifted, things are finally opening up. If you’re curious about exploring the island nation but still feeling a bit nervous, you’re not alone. One of the best ways to enjoy what Cuba has to offer while still bringing all the amenities of home is to book a cruise there.

 

How do you do it? What do you need to know?

 

Below, we answer five of the most frequently asked questions about taking a cruise to Cuba.

Your Guide to Holiday Cruises
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Ships | Cruises | Holiday Cruise

Your Guide to Holiday Cruises

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

 

Even though St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the biggest holiday of the year, preparing for festivities (or avoiding streets with a lot of bars) can be stressful. Wouldn’t it be nice to get away for the holidays?

 

Sounds like you need a holiday cruise.

 

Holiday Cruising Basics

 

Holiday cruises are a great way to celebrate time with your family or friends while exploring the world. When you factor in all-inclusive packages and the ability to get from your party to your room with a short walk, a holiday cruise may sound like heaven.

Going on a Cruise in 2017? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Carnival Cruise Lines | Cruise Injuries | Cruises | Slip and Falls

Going on a Cruise in 2017 - Keep These Safety Tips in MindFor many, this past New Year’s Eve was a way of saying, “good riddance” to 2016 and hello to a (hopefully) better year. If part of your New Year involves a cruise vacation, congratulations! Cruise ships can be a great way to see the world in comfort and luxury – without breaking the bank.

 

One thing to pay attention to before heading out on your cruise is safety. Generally speaking, cruises are a very safe way to travel. They aren’t without incident, though, and it’s worth paying attention to the news so you understand what you could be getting yourself into.

Cruises to Cuba May Soon Be Legal, but Will They Be Safe?
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruises | Cruises to Cuba

Cruises to Cuba May Soon Be Legal, but Will They Be Safe?

While Cuba lays a mere 90 miles off the Florida coastline, it remains a mysterious far-off land for the majority of the state’s residents.  Travel to Cuba has been restricted since the US issued a trade embargo generations ago, making it nearly impossible for the average American to visit this island. For many travelers, vacationers, and cruise-goers, these travel restrictions came as somewhat of a disappointment as they barred access to an experience promising pristine beaches, vibrant cities, and colorful culture.

 

That all might be about to change.

 

This December, President Obama announced government plans to normalize relations with Cuba.

Top 20 US Cruise Ports for 2015 -Cruise Liners & Destinations
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Destinations | Cruise Liners | Cruise Lines | Cruises | Top 20 US Cruse Ports | Top US Ports | Travel

 Top 20 US Cruise Ports for 2015

You plan to go on a cruise sometime in the next year. What’s the first thing you think about? Your destination, right? Do you want to relax on the beaches of the Bahamas or see the icy beauty of Alaska? Get some Latin flavor in a South American country or tour the historic ports of Europe?

But while your destination is obviously very important, don’t neglect another important decision: your departure port. The United States is home to no fewer than 20 ports (if you include Vancouver) where you can board your cruise and head out for adventure.

Best Cruises for the Holiday Season
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruises

 

 

Best Cruises This Holiday Season

 

There may be snow and mistletoe if you’re home for the winter holidays, but there are also hectic dinners, crowded shopping malls, and chaotic roads. That’s why some folks are planning on packing their bags and taking a holiday cruise this winter season, swapping stressful family gatherings and long lines for exotic destinations and decadent buffets.
Most major lines—including Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian—offer special holiday cruises. These Christmas-, Hanukah-, and New Years-themed cruises feature spectacular multicourse meals with holiday favorites, dazzling entertainment, and all-out celebrations. Ships head to ports in far off destinations such Hawaii, Europe, and South America.

What to Avoid on Your Next Cruise
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruises

 

 

What to Avoid on Your Next Cruise - Onboard Casinos

 

The good news about cruising is that tickets have been getting less expensive as cruise lines fight to stay competitive in the industry. The bad news, though, is that those cruise lines have been coming up with creative extras to get passengers to part with more money once they are onboard. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a few extras on your next vacation, but try to avoid the following five things if you don’t want to end up paying double your original ticket price by the end of the trip.

Cruise Travel Checklist: What to Bring on Your First Cruise
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruises

 

Cruise Travel Checklist - What to Bring on Your First Cruise

 

The first time you book a cruise vacation, it can be tempting to go overboard and pack everything but the kitchen sink “just in case”—or to go in the opposite direction and leave out some of the essentials in an attempt to pack light. So how do you find that middle ground and bring the important stuff without packing an enormous suitcase that you’ll regret once you start going up the gangway?

 

Below is a list of a few essential cruise vacation items. You shouldn’t treat it as a definitive list, but it will hopefully help you start packing and remind you about some items that you might have forgotten otherwise.