T-Mobile and Cruising, Unlimited Data/Texting in Port

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On a recent cruise, I was able to test out the new global service that was added by T-Mobile in late 2013.  The new service being offered gives T-Mobile customers unlimited data and text messages in over 100 foreign countries, with phone calls costing only 20 cents a minute. Do you know what is the […]

How To Get The Best Deals on Flights

With the rising cost of airfare, finding the best price on plane tickets for your cruise can be a bit tricky.  Prices for flights can change from one minute to the next.  You may have noticed,  prices have gone through the roof over the past 6 months. There is one important thing to remember when […]

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 […]

5 Cruise Tips To Keep You Safe While in Port

Cruise port safety.

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. […]

The 10 Most Overlooked Cruise Expenses and How to Avoid Them

How to avoid 10 most overlooked cruise expenses

As most of our readers know, if you want to get the most bang for your buck out of a vacation, it’s hard to beat a cruise.  The cost of traveling all over the world, eating like royalty, and seeing top-notch entertainment every night would come at a high price anywhere else.  But there are […]

How to Keep From Getting Seasick on a Cruise

cruise seasickness

Many people who are nervous about cruising wonder how to not get sick on a cruise.  This is probably the number one reason why some people will never go on a cruise.  But ships are more stable than ever and there are many ways to combat seasickness.  While there are no guarantees that you will […]

What Happens When You Get Hurt or Sick on a Cruise

medical facility on cruise ship

On a recent cruise I had the unfortunate pleasure of requiring medical attention while aboard the Carnival Liberty.  But while the injury I sustained was painful, I was impressed with the whole procedure and the medical staff that took care of me. Here are a few things to keep in mind just in case your […]

Best Short Cruises for Winter Getaways

As the cold weather begins to settle across much of the country, the thought of taking a 3-5 night cruise to the warm sunny waters of the Bahamas or Caribbean is as appealing as ever. There are short cruises (3-5 nights) that are geared towards families, for those who are traveling on a budget, and […]

Cruises You May Want to Avoid

We are often asked the question, “What is the best cruise to take?”. There is no right and wrong answer to that question. Everyone has different tastes and expectations and what is best for one person may not be best for another. While we don’t believe that there are bad cruises to take, there are […]

6 Tips to Save Money On Your Next Cruise

Have you ever had sticker shock when your received your onboard account statement at the end of your cruise? If you are not careful, it is easy to rack up a large room bill if you aren’t closely monitoring your account. However, you are on vacation, who wants to constantly check their account balance to […]