16 Cruise Hacks & Tips That Everyone Should Know

1. Use the ship’s WIFI while in port - Some cruise ships will connect to terrestrial broadband while in port. This will give you increased internet speeds compared to when the ship is at sea and connecting to satellites 20,000 miles away.   2. Free WIFI in Port - Looking for a place to connect to free WIFI while in […]

Help! What Do I Pack for My Cruise?

what to pack on cruise

So you are all excited about your cruising adventure, but you have no idea what to pack for your cruise.  What do you bring and what do you leave at home?  This post will help answer some of those questions so you are prepared for your vacation away from land and can just focus on […]

Travel Insurance: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Purchasing It

The recent news story about the Colucci family and Norwegian Cruise Line has shined a new light on the importance of having travel insurance.  While it is often disregarded as unnecessary or a “scam” for the cruise lines to make more money, it should be an important part of your cruise booking process. Tara Colluci, the […]

5 Cruise Tips To Keep You Safe While in Port

There has been some talk on cruise websites and blogs recently about the safety of some of the ports that cruise ships visit. Critics say that cruise lines and travel agents should warn passengers more about recent crime while others point out that very few/if any of these crimes happen in the cruise port/tourist areas. […]

5 Things You Should Not Do On A Cruise

Before one embarks on a cruise, they often ask the question, “What are some tips and secrets to make the most out of my cruise?”.  It seems that everyone is looking for the “must do’s” so they do not miss anything.   But who can blame them, they are on vacation and want to make […]

5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent to Book Your Next Cruise

There is a common misconception going around that travel agents have gone the way of the dinosaur and are not needed to book a cruise.  After all, we have the internet and anyone can book that dream vacation themselves online. Just yesterday when I posted online about using a travel agent to save both time […]

Dress Codes for Each Cruise Line: What Do I Wear?

dress codes for cruise lines

For some cruise lines the “dress code” is more of a suggestion.  But others prefer to keep a classy ambiance for their cruisers.  Before you go on your cruise, especially if it is with a cruise line you have not sailed with before, make sure you know what kind of attire is recommended so you […]

Cell Phone Costs on a Cruise

Cell Phone Tower on Deck

How much does it cost to use my cell phone on a cruise?  This is one of the most asked questions before someone embarks on a cruise.  You may have read stories about misinformed passengers coming home to a $5,000 cell phone bill.  Believe it or not, it is really easy to rack up a $5,000 […]

7 Port Shopping Tips For Your Next Cruise

If you are going on a cruise, chances are you will be shopping while in port for some trinkets or souvenirs to bring home. While they may be for yourself or for friends and family, here are 7 tips to remember when shopping in cruise ports. Barter for the best prices When shopping in port, you’d […]

7 Benefits for Booking an Interior Cabin on a Cruise

benefits to interior cabins

While I always love to have a balcony cabin on my cruises there are times that I will go for an interior stateroom, and there are several reasons why you should at least consider an inside cabin as well.   If you can give up the great view from your room you may find that those […]