Must Have Travel Apps For Your Next Cruise

With the proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and phablets, having travel apps at the touch of a finger can aid your planning as you count down the days until your next cruise.  Here are some of the best travel apps for cruisers. Ship Mate – If you could only download one app to your smartphone or tablet, it […]

5 Keys To Having a Great Cruise

What makes a great cruise?  One of the biggest factors in having a great time on a cruise is a simple thought: It’s what you make of it. With that being said, here are 5 keys to having a memorable cruise vacation. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – It’s bound to happen, there is some miscommunication […]

4 Things Cruise Lines Want You to Ignore

While cruise lines offer some great tips on your next cruise, there are some things that they hope you will ignore while you are on the ship.  Yes, they want you to have a great time and to go home and tell your family and friends about your cruise, they are also need to make […]

Tips for Things to Avoid on Cruises

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As fun as cruises are, there are a few things you will probably want to avoid.  Cruise ships try to cater to everyone, but there are some things that are just a bad idea, so hopefully these tips will help you to avoid making the same mistakes as many other people.  Even if you are […]

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?

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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 […]