First Impressions of the MSC Divina

Fresh off my first cruise with MSC, a quick two night cruise on the beautiful MSC Divina out of PortMiami, here are my six first impressions of the ship. Ship – From the stunning Swarovski crystal staircases in the atrium to the Bar Pasticceria Gelateria, the MSC Divina is one of the beautiful ships I have sailed […]

Debunking the Biggest Cruise Myths

As the cruise industry continues to grow at a feverish pace, some of the old myths, misunderstandings, and urban legends about cruising just won’t seem to die.  While most of these myths are passed around by those who have never cruised, here are the most common myths about cruising. Cruising is dangerous  – Contrary to naysayers, cruising […]

Best Short Cruises for Winter Getaways in 2015

Want to take a cruise this winter to get away from the cold but are short on money and vacation days from work? Cruise lines are offering some of the best cruise deals in years on 2-5 night cruises to the Caribbean and the Bahamas.  Here are the best short cruises for winter getaways in 2015. […]

Saving Money For A Cruise – 52 Week Challenge


If you have been trying to save money for your next cruise/vacation but are having a hard time getting started, here is an easy way to save money that starts with just a $1. This $1 52 week challenge is geared towards those who have a hard time saving money.  The first week, you will […]

Best Dream Cruises If Money Was No Object

Seabourn Deck, Photo Credit: Seabourn

One of the most influential deciding factors when choosing the right cruise for you and your family is the usually the price.  However, what if the cost didn’t matter and money was no object?  Let’s take a look at the best dream cruises if money was not a factor for your next vacation. 108 Night […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Take A Cruise In 2015

Not that anyone needs an excuse to take a cruise, here are 7 reasons why you should take a cruise in 2105. Price – Due to a record number of cruise ships, especially sailing to the Caribbean, cruise lines are doing everything they can to try and fill all of the cabins.  As they try […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Cruise Version

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and far out at sea Our vessel was sailing, as smooth as could be The stockings were hung from the balcony chairs With hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there The children were nestled all snug in their uppers Having just settled down from a Christmas Eve supper And […]

Inside Look at Virtual Balconies on Quantum of the Seas

We recently had the opportunity to cruise in an inside stateroom featuring a virtual balcony on Quantum of the Seas.  We choose this stateroom type for the sole purpose of seeing if the virtual balconies measured up to the hype. Every inside stateroom on Quantum of the Seas features a virtual balcony. The virtual balconies […]

Things That Should Remain Free on Cruises

Cruise lines are beginning to add more and more fees to things that were normally included in your cruise fare just a few years ago.  There are some things on cruises that I do not mind paying extra for and others that I want to be included in my cruise fare. Here are a few […]

Quantum of the Seas Doesn’t Live Up To The Hype, It Blows It Away

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, has been called a “game changer” and is the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever built.  The cruise line even called the Quantum of the Seas part space ship. As the most anticipated new cruise ship in 2014, Quantum of the Seas doesn’t live up to […]