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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 attain […]

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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 treatment […]

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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 over […]

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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 can […]

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Do It Yourself Cruise Touring

Weighing Port Shore Excursions Against Going It Alone A lot of people prefer the convenience of a ship sponsored tour, and there’s a lot to be said about what you get using professional guides. If you’re not a “guided tour” enthusiast we completely understand. First and foremost you can save a fair amount of money […]

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Cruising and The Jones Act Explained

Why can’t you book some back to back cruises?

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Thoughts On Travel and Technology

Technology changes rapidly and equipment and services that worked well or were inexpensive yesterday may not be available or work the same way today. We consider our electronic devices essential travel gear but are always looking to find things that fit multiple needs or save space and weight. Following is a discussion of the current […]

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Cruising Accessories, Fun Finds And Great Gifts

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 tradition […]

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5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Cruise Cabin

Location, ships motion, noise, obstructed views and cabin type are all important when selecting which stateroom is right for you.

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7 Small Things To Improve Your Cruise

Taking a cruise? Must have items to pack, ideas for keeping in shape and tips to stay on budget while onboard. Happy cruising