Cruising And Cellular Telephone Service

While on a cruise most people would like to be able to stay in touch with family and friends back home by telephone or texting. But before you take that cruise it is really important to check with you cellular phone service concerning cruise ship roaming costs. Being forewarned can save you a small fortune.Continue reading “Cruising And Cellular Telephone Service”

Tips To Save When Booking a Cruise

Getting the best deal on booking a cruise is a process very much like getting the best airfare. Like all businesses, cruise lines want to get the most for every cabin and, like the airlines at the moment of departure, anything unsold has no future value. Economists call these items non-fungible, meaning they cannot beContinue reading “Tips To Save When Booking a Cruise”

Repositioning Cruises, A Cruising Opportunity

In the early days most ocean liners were luxury transportation getting people from one part of the world to another. Trans-Atlantic cruises were the most common but there were routes covering the entire globe. Now cruise ships are a whole lot more than just transportation and they have seasons where they run itineraries around theContinue reading “Repositioning Cruises, A Cruising Opportunity”

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 you do more than a few cruises, chances are you will be offered an upgrade. Generally upgrades fall into a few categories: Usually the first reaction when offered an upgrade is elation over your luck, but don’t jump at that offer right away. There are a few things toContinue reading “Cruise Cabin Upgrades”