Category: Cruise

What to Know When Tipping Abroad

Have you ever been confused on when you should tip or how much for that matter? Somehow when traveling abroad this ever so simple act becomes even more confusing. In an ideal situation, a tip is given to reward quality service. Now, tipping has become more of a norm than a “reward for good behavior.” […]

Cruise Planning 101

Now, more than ever before, cruises are becoming a destination rather just a way of transportation from port to port. While pretty much everything is provided for you onboard, there are some key things you should know about your pre and post cruise plans. Flight times – While flying into your port departure city the […]

Alaska Cruise Game Changer

Norwegian Cruise Line introduces a first to Alaska. Back in 2001 Norwegian Cruise Line was the first to sail round trip to Alaska from Seattle. This made Alaska more accessible and affordable than ever before. This week (6/2/18) the new Norwegian Bliss sets sail to Alaska. This ship is truly a game changer for Alaska […]

Savvy Shore Excursion Tips

Cruise itineraries take you to some of the most fascinating places in the world. You may capture destinations with magnificent glaciers or behold white, pristine sandy beaches. Wherever your cruise takes you, you’ll want to make sure that your time in port is just as exciting and/or relaxing as it is on board ship. Shore […]

Is Disney Worth It?

Disney theme parks or other vacation services are always a great choice for a family vacation, but is it worth all the hype? Plus, what about the price? Prices for each vacation are dependent upon travel dates, length of stay, hotel choice, and the number of people vacationing with you. When everything is added together, […]

What to Do on a Cruise Ship

Today, cruise lines are adding new, high-quality entertainment and dining options. While every cruise line has their differences, so does every ship within a cruise line. Cruise lines have non-stop action providing entertainment both day and night for all ages. Listing every single dining, activity, and entertainment available for each ship would take pages and […]

What Travel Agents Will Tell That Others Won’t

Travel agents are not a dying breed. In fact, they are quite the opposite and they are saving customers an average of over $400 per trip plus hours of time it takes to plan! Travel agents are also paid on commission. This means that you don’t have to pay them for most of their services, […]

A Cruise Experience Unlike Any Other!

Most people know about ocean cruises and river cruises, but there is a type of cruising that is truly exceptional and unequaled to all other cruise experiences in both the cruise experience itself and in the ports of call. It is cargo ship cruising. I recently returned from an adventurous cruise on the Aranui 5 […]

LIVE VIDEO FEEDS

We all enjoy sharing our travel photos and videos. Many of us will FaceTime our friends and family with a live video feed as we travel. It’s a wonderful way to stay in touch with folks back home. Did you know that “live video feeds” are also available from cruise ships (aka “bridge cams”), airports, […]

When Should You Book a Cruise?

Early as possible. End. Of. Story. When it comes to booking a cruise for the best possible price, time is everything. Purchase your vacation when the cruise itinerary has been announced. Often, this is approximately 1.5-2 years before the actual sail date. As time gets closer for the cruise to depart, prices often increase. If you […]

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