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 […]

10 Signs You May Have Cruise Fever

Cruise Fever, also known as post cruise depression, affects everyone in a different way.  For some it starts the moment they head back to work yet for others it begins at disembarkation and while standing in line for customs.  Here are 10 signs that you might have Cruise Fever. 1. Everyday you check your cruise […]

Most Common Excuses for Not Going on a Cruise

Want to convince a family member or friend to go on a cruise, but they keep giving you excuses? I am always talking to people about how great cruises are, but there are a lot of people who are either afraid or hesitant about taking a vacation at sea.  Here are some common reasons you […]

Craziest Lawsuits Filed by Cruise Passengers

It is no secret that lawsuits have gotten out of hand in the past few years.  While many lawsuits have merit, there have been a few ridiculous lawsuits against cruise lines by passengers.  Here are some of the craziest lawsuits against cruise lines over the past few years. A passenger on a Carnival cruise sued […]

5 Influential Events That Changed Cruising

The cruise industry has come a long way since the motto “Newlyweds and nearly deads” was coined to describe cruise passengers. In 2014, over 21 million people are expected to embark on a cruise, now a $117 billion a year industry worldwide.  Here are some of the most influential events that have turned the cruise […]

7 Cruise Traditions That Should Go Away

If there is one thing about cruising, it is that traditions are hard to change.  While most cruisers do not like change, it is often necessary to keep the industry growing. Here are 7 cruise traditions that should go away, or at least be revamped. Pictures During Dinner – We get it, cruise lines make […]

10 of the Craziest Complaints Cruisers Made Last Year

funny cruise complaints and comments

An independent travel agency in the UK recently released some of the funniest and oddest complaints by cruisers.    All of these complaints were reported by bonvoyage.co.uk about their most recent cruise experiences.    Their team picked out 10 of the funniest comments people made. Some of the complaints include “the ocean being too loud” and “the […]

7 First Impressions of the Vision of the Seas: Live from the Ship

We are currently on a 5 night cruise to the Western Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas.  As we enjoy our first sea day, we would like to share our first impressions of the Vision. Embarkation – Royal Caribbean had record time boarding passengers on the Vision of the Seas.  We were onboard the […]

First Impressions of the Carnival Breeze: Live from the Ship

We are currently enjoying our 3rd day aboard the Carnival Breeze on a 6 day cruise to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico. We decided to take some time in the middle of this trip to post our first impressions of the ship so far. From the moment you step onto the Carnival […]

Are Today’s Cruise Ships Too Big to Be Safe?

Cruise ships are a lot bigger than they used to be.  In fact, in the last 10 years cruise ships have increased 50% in size in terms of gross tonnage.  So with some cruise ships being able to hold almost 9,000 people, including passengers and crew, does the capacity of these ships make it harder […]