How to Get Cabin Upgrades on a Cruise Ship

If you want to get a free cabin upgrade on your next cruise you might be disappointed.  Although, there are times when a cruise line will offer to upgrade your room for free, this is usually not the case unless they have done something to mess up your vacation. But this doesn’t mean you can’t get […]

5 Benefits to Having a Balcony Cabin on Your Cruise

When you are booking a cruise you will have the option of choosing an interior cabin, a cabin with a view, or a balcony cabin.  And then , of course, there are suites which have balconies, a huge space, and often come with a butler.  But for this article, I want to mention 5 of […]

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 […]

15 Cruise Rookie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Know before you go, here are 15 cruise rookie mistakes and how to avoid them on your next cruise. Picking the wrong cruise line – Some new cruisers do not have an enjoyable experience because they chose the wrong cruise line for their vacation. There is an old saying that says “different strokes for different folks”.  Choosing the […]

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 […]

What to Love About a Viking River Cruise to Christmas Markets in Europe

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Most vacationers merely want to escape the cold in the winter months, but taking a European Christmas market river cruise with Viking River Cruises should be on your short list of vacations. Not only is it a great way to spark the Christmas spirit, it’s also a unique way to explore Europe’s rich traditions in […]

4 Amazon Products That Are Perfect For Cruising

Here are some great products that are found on Amazon that come in extremely handy while on a cruise. 1. Surge Protector with USB Outlets – This is one of the handiest items you can pack for your cruise. With the proliferation of tablets, e-readers, and cell phones, getting all of your devices to charge […]

Watch Out For These Recurring Cruise Scams

Cruise scams can be like a bad toothache, they just won’t go away.  Sadly, many people fall victim to these scams as the allure of a “free” cruise is too great to pass up.  Here are a few cruise scams that just won’t go away and how you can avoid them. The most common cruise scam […]

Cruise Fever to Join Viking River Cruises Romantic Danube Itinerary Dec. 6-13

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I am thrilled as can be to announce that Cruise Fever will be joining Viking River Cruises on the #VikingSocial cruise that will take us from Nuremburg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary down the romantic Danube River. Along with visiting cities like Nuremburg, Vienna, and Budapest we will be enjoying the festive spirit of this Yuletide […]

How to Avoid Being Pickpocketed or Mugged While Cruising

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I have never personally had anything stolen while cruising but it does ooccasionally happen to cruisers when they least expect it.  There is some common sense involved in some of these tips, but when traveling it’s all too easy to just throw caution to the wind and let your guard down. Don’t take your eyes off […]