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 […]

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 […]

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 […]