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 ship 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Staying Safe on Your Cruise Vacation

The thing people love most about going on a cruise is that it is pretty much a worry-free vacation.  You don’t have to worry about where you are going to sleep, how you will travel to your next destination, how you are going to find a place to eat, or any of that.  It’s all […]