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See the Northern Lights Next Spring

Posted by sunluva7 , Oct 27 2015 - - - - - - · 587 views

See the Northern Lights Next Spring Have you ever seen the Northern Lights, a.k.a. Aurora Borealis? If not, then you'll have a greater chance of seeing them during 2016 or 2017 if you're heading toward the Arctic. With a forecast of heightened activity, you'll be able to view them from a wide variety of locations. 
For the best experience, visit during early spring,...


Enjoy a Hurricane Season Cruise with the Right Attitude

Posted by sunluva7 , Jun 23 2015 - - - - - - · 1,251 views

Now that summer has officially arrived, so has hurricane season in the Caribbean, lasting from June through November, affecting tourists and residents from the Southern Caribbean, and on north to the coast of Maine. Should that stop you from booking a Caribbean or New England cruise in late summer or fall? No, and here’s why.
Caribbean cru...


For a Quieter Cruising Experience, Cruise Off-Season

Posted by sunluva7 , Jun 16 2015 - - - - - - · 924 views

For a Quieter Cruising Experience, Cruise Off-Season If your vacation time is flexible, consider yourself fortunate. You have the ability to choose to cruise when prices are lower and cruise ships are generally quieter. There will be far fewer children to compete with, and ship activities will be more enjoyable. In the Caribbean, for instance, the highest prices and larger crowds occur during mid summer, sc...


The Pros and Cons of Cruise/Air Packages

Posted by sunluva7 , May 12 2015 - - - - - - · 1,910 views

The Pros and Cons of Cruise/Air Packages You’ll find that when you are about to reserve and make a deposit on your cruise, you will have the option of purchasing a round-trip air add-on from the cruise line. While an air/sea package might avoid the hassle of finding and booking your own air ticket, be aware of the pros and cons of these convenient add-ons.
If you...


Research Your Ports of Call in Advance

Posted by sunluva7 , May 05 2015 - - - - - - · 1,968 views

Research Your Ports of Call in Advance Your cruise ship will be visiting some exciting destinations, and it would be a terrible waste if you didn’t experience at least one of the best features about the island or city you’re docked at for a day or a few hours.
I’ve talked to some cruisers who just prefer to “wing it” – disembark and just stroll arou...


How to Avoid Cruise and Travel Scams

Posted by sunluva7 , Mar 03 2015 - - - - - - · 2,438 views

How to Avoid Cruise and Travel Scams If you’re skeptical about a postcard you received in the mail or phone call offering a free cruise or vacation, you have every right to be.  While some are legitimate, many are not. At the very least, they will ask you to attend a high-pressure sales pitch for a product or ask for a substantial sum of money up front, presumably for taxes, fees,...


Be Prepared for Anything with a Weather App

Posted by sunluva7 , Jan 06 2015 - - - - - - · 1,843 views

Before embarking on your next land or sea vacation, load a weather app to your smartphone or favorite electronic device. Set the app's preferences for each place you're visiting on your itinerary, whip out your smartphone and have a day, weekend or week's worth of weather forecasts at your fingertips. There are several good apps for weather, but my favori...


Don't Choose a Cabin Just Because It's the Cheapest

Posted by sunluva7 , Dec 09 2014 - - - - - - · 2,223 views

Don't Choose a Cabin Just Because It's the Cheapest Agents and cruise lines love to promote their cruises, and their ads will boldly display a particular sailing with a "starting at" price - $199/pp, for instance. What you don't see until you investigate a little further is that the $199 cabin is the lead-in price, or the price of the cabin at the lowest category, which tend to be the l...


Bringing the Kids? Two Cabins are Better Than One!

Posted by sunluva7 , Dec 02 2014 - - - - - - · 1,561 views

Bringing the Kids? Two Cabins are Better Than One! Are you bringing the kids on your cruise? You've got a few of choices for accommodations. You can all squeeze into a standard cabin for 4 (some ships allow 5 in a cabin). Another option is to book a more costly family-size cabin or suite for more elbow room. A better option, though, is to book two cabins. If the kids are young, book...


Be Smart When Traveling with Electronic Devices

Posted by sunluva7 , Sep 09 2014 - - - - - - · 1,619 views

Be Smart When Traveling with Electronic Devices Today's tip comes to you from Travel & Leisure:  "Should I Be Worried About Cybersecurity When Traveling?  (by Amy Farley).   Be smart when traveling with your electronic devices.  Don't use shared computers, and beware of fake hot spots, unsecured networks and social snoops. Most importantly, be sure you have some type of "Find My...

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