Worried About Seasickness?

Stop Worrying – You Can Overcome Seasickness And Have A Great Cruise Seasickness just isn’t that big a problem and at times getting seasick is just a fact of life. With this article it is certainly not my intent to scare people away from cruising but rather to offer some simple ways to overcome it.Continue reading “Worried About Seasickness?”

Practical And Fun Cruising Accessories

LOOKING FOR A GREAT BON VOYAGE GIFT? Looking for a great bon voyage gift? Want some solid ideas to make your cruise experience even more enjoyable? We’ve curated a number of great items to help you make a splash! Bon Voyage Ideas! Our extended family has done some cruising and it is a family traditionContinue reading “Practical And Fun Cruising Accessories”

Great, Little Known Cruise Hacks

Getting Money Off Your Onboard Account If you have cruised much you have probably experienced onboard credits on your account. They can happen in a number of ways from refunds, advance payments, incentives or gifts. In some cases those credits will evaporate at the end of your cruise if not used. Rather than going onContinue reading “Great, Little Known Cruise Hacks”

Cruise Loyalty Programs • Part 2

Just like airlines and hotels, cruise companies want you to be a frequent customer and they have developed a number of plans to entice you to keep coming back. With names like The Captain’s Club, Mariner Society and Latitudes they generally structure their programs so the more you come back the more status you attainContinue reading “Cruise Loyalty Programs • Part 2”

Cruise Loyalty Programs • An Introduction

If your future plans include more then an occasional cruise, you might want to consider focusing your bookings on a particular cruise line because of the loyalty programs they offer. Benefits can include discounts on or even free internet, laundry, photos, cocktail parties and fancy coffees. Some lines also offer cabin upgrades and priority treatmentContinue reading “Cruise Loyalty Programs • An Introduction”

Cruise Cabin Upgrades

Staterooms – What Are Upgrades If do more than a few cruises, chances are you will be offered an upgrade. Generally upgrades fall into a few categories: Upgrades at discounted rates A promotional offer Complimentary upgrade Last minute upgrade offer at time of sailing Usually the first reaction when offered an upgrade is elation overContinue reading “Cruise Cabin Upgrades”

Which Stateroom To Book?

Selecting Your Cruise Stateroom While it may seem obvious in deciding which room or category to book there are some points you may want to consider. For most people the decision comes down to what can you afford and should you consider an ocean view or a balcony stateroom. On most cruise ships cabins canContinue reading “Which Stateroom To Book?”

Using Cellular Phones At Sea

Often when people take a cruise they want to stay in touch with family back home by calling. Before you take that cruise it is advisable to check with you cellular service concerning your options and costs. Being forewarned is forearmed. Using cell phones while on a cruise can be very expensive. The major U.S.Continue reading “Using Cellular Phones At Sea”

Do It Yourself Cruise Tours

Weighing Port Excursions Against Going It Alone Many people like the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, but we are just not “guided tour” enthusiasts, even as we’ve taken on a fair number of them. To begin with, there are some land tours that just make sense under some circumstances. First is where there isContinue reading “Do It Yourself Cruise Tours”