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 […]

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 […]

With all the problems, why would anyone take a cruise?

Fresh off a 5 night cruise to the Western Caribbean, I was with a few friends telling them about the great time I had onboard.  After a few minutes, one of them said to me,”With all of the problems that cruise ships are having, I could never take a cruise”. I responded by saying, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Most Common Excuses for Not Going on a Cruise

why some peopel don't 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 […]

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 […]

First Impressions of the Royal Princess

I am currently on a 7 night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean onboard the Royal Princess. After taking a 5 night cruise on the Ruby Princess last month, I was excited to have the chance to cruise on Princess Cruises largest and newest cruise ship. Here are some of my first impressions of the Royal. […]

Does Princess Cruises “Come Back New” Live Up to Expectations?

Princess Cruises, Come Back New!

One month ago, Princess Cruises began a $20 million marketing campaign that launched the new motto, “come back new”. This marked a return to the television and radio markets for Princess for the first time in over 10 years. This motto change from “Escape Completely” does what no other cruise line motto does, it references […]

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 […]