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5 Reasons to Prepay Your Cruise Tips; One Reason You Shouldn’t

Row of Cruise ships in PortMiami
Tipping is a part of cruising.   And with most mainstream cruise lines you are given the option to pay for tips ahead of time. But...

10 Biggest Differences Between Carnival and Royal Caribbean

royal caribbean and carnival in Nassau
Comparing two of the largest cruise lines in the world isn't as cut and dry as some think.  Any Carnival vs. Royal Caribbean cruise...

Art of the Tease: Are Cruise Fare Prices Too Misleading?

Cruise prices and additional fees
“I saw a cruise deal online for $149!  Is this price real?”  This question comes up quite a bit, and it’s usually followed with...

10 Most Beloved Cruise Ships That No Longer Exist

Pictures of three cruise ships that are not in service any more
There’s a certain nostalgia when it comes to older cruise ships. They reflect a different era in the industry. Sure, modern cruise ships have...

Icon of the Seas: 5 Things That Surprised Me Most on...

Icon of the Seas at night at Chill Island
After spending three fast-paced days on Icon of the Seas, I found there were several things about the ship that surprised me.   And no,...

25 “Cruise Things” People Just Don’t Get

Two cruise ships in port in the Caribbean
Some activities and traditions on cruise ships are just – well, weird to some people.  But there’s no judgement here.  Everyone has a different...

Oops! Lesson Learned: I Booked a Zero-Privacy Balcony on a Cruise…...

Image of Carnival Celebration cruise ship cabins from the outside
It’s a great feeling when you score a sweet deal on a balcony cabin for a cruise. Sure, those interior cabins are more affordable, but...

Is the Pre-Cruise Experience Too Overwhelming for First-Timers?

Image of cruise passengers walking along pier while MSC cruise ship comes in.
I recently came across a concerning comment from a first-time cruiser. “Everything just seems incredibly overwhelming,” the person stated after prefacing the comment with how...

23 Changes Cruise Passengers Want to See in 2024

Image of cruise ship from side, top deck as it sails out of port
People love to cruise.  Unpacking once, seeing the world, and eating as much as you want is a vacation style growing in popularity. But there's...

10 Cruise Buffet Rules Every Passenger Should Follow

Image of MSC Seaside and Allure of the Seas in cruise port in Costa Maya
Cruise ships have often been famously referred to as floating buffets at sea – and for good reason. With all-you-can-eat pizza, cake, steak, and...