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Win a Free Cruise with Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Win a Free Cruise with Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine yourself sitting on your private balcony on a luxury cruise ship. You’ve got your favorite drink in your hand, and plans to visit a beautiful beach when the ship arrives in port. You’ve set up an appointment at […]

Stay Healthy on a Cruise & Still Have Fun!

Stay Healthy on a Cruise & Still Have Fun!

When it comes to maintaining healthy habits, cruising gets a bad rap. Cruising has a reputation for being an ideal vacation for people who want to eat, drink and lay around the whole time they’re on board. True, there are some folks who do love […]

Cruise Deals for August 4, 2017

Cruise Deals for August 4, 2017

Since I started this blog, I’ve debated whether or not it would be a good idea to post cruise deals here. I don’t want to write a blog that’s just here to sell something. I want this site to be useful to its readers. So […]

Should I Take My Cell Phone on a Cruise? Cruising FAQ

Should I Take My Cell Phone on a Cruise? Cruising FAQ

There are advantages and disadvantages to having your cell phone on board a cruise ship. When I go on vacation, I like to disconnect from the world back home. A cruise vacation is the perfect opportunity to take a break from social media and e-mail. […]

Cruise Ship Terms: How to Sound Like a Crew Member

Cruise Ship Terms: How to Sound Like a Crew Member

The next time you’re on board a cruise ship, I dare you to refer to the vessel as a boat. Go ahead, give it a try. The nearest crew member will almost definitely correct you. “It’s not a boat, it’s a ship!” To help prevent […]

Will I get seasick on a cruise? Cruising FAQ

Will I get seasick on a cruise? Cruising FAQ

Many first-time cruisers worry they’ll spend their entire trip feeling sick. Whenever I’m asked, “Will I get seasick on a cruise?” I explain that it’s actually pretty rare! I would never allow the slight possibility of feeling sick on board a cruise ship stand in […]

How I Became a Travel Agent

How I Became a Travel Agent

Back in mid-June, I was running on my treadmill while I was listening to Matt on his Royal Caribbean Blog podcast. As I jogged, I wondered if Matt is a travel agent…after all, he goes on a lot of cruises! I thought about how being […]

Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

The first time I stepped out onto the rooftop bar at the luxurious Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece, my heart skipped a beat. The view of the Acropolis from that patio was what I had predicted, yet totally unexpected. Graham and I had been […]

Cruising Podcasts: Five Fave Cruise-Related Podcasts

Cruising Podcasts: Five Fave Cruise-Related Podcasts

I’m a podcast junkie. I listen to podcasts while I do housework, primarily, but also while driving and doing errands. I’m that person you’ll see walking around Costco wearing earbuds. Most likely, it’s a podcast I’m listening to! My podcast subscriptions focus on true crime, […]

When to Use a Travel Agent to Book a Cruise

When to Use a Travel Agent to Book a Cruise

There have never been more options for booking your own travel online. However, there are also more ways to screw up that booking! Consulting a travel expert is a great way to save money on cruise travel while leaving the details to a professional to […]