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Be Prepared for Anything with a Weather App

Posted by sunluva7 , Jan 06 2015 - - - - - - · 99 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...


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

Posted by sunluva7 , Dec 09 2014 - - - - - - · 117 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...


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Bringing the Kids? Two Cabins are Better Than One!

Posted by sunluva7 , Dec 02 2014 - - - - - - · 119 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...


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Be Smart When Traveling with Electronic Devices

Posted by sunluva7 , Sep 09 2014 - - - - - - · 212 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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Balance Alone and Together Time When Cruising with Friends and Family

Posted by sunluva7 , May 13 2014 - - - - - - · 455 views

Balance Alone and Together Time When Cruising with Friends and Family Cruises have so much going on at any given time, catering to all kinds of individual preferences.  If you want your family or group of friends to stick together like glue through the whole vacation, two things will happen:  (a) you will miss a lot, and (b) you'll resent each other by the end of it.  For example, your husband is fond of the casino, but the...


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Get to Know Your Cabin Before Booking It

Posted by sunluva7 , May 06 2014 - - - - - - · 711 views

Get to Know Your Cabin Before Booking It You found a great cruise deal on line and booked it.  You patted yourself on the back and told all your friends about it.  Maybe it was a buy-one, get-one-free promotion.  Or maybe it was a free upgrade.  Whatever the deal, congratulations!  But before you click the "Reserve" button, be sure you know what you're getting.  Do...


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Save Money and See the World with a Repositioning Cruise

Posted by sunluva7 , Mar 11 2014 - * * * * * · 563 views

Save Money and See the World with a Repositioning Cruise To save money and enjoy a more relaxing cruise experience, try a repositioning cruise.  Cruise lines will typically have their ships spend a season cruising the same itinerary.  During, say, the spring or fall, these ships will be relocated – or repositioned – to a new geographical area of the world to begin a new cruise season and n...


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Cruising: 5 Reasons to Rise Before the Sun

Posted by sunluva7 , Feb 04 2014 - - - - - - · 781 views

Cruising:  5 Reasons to Rise Before the Sun Sure, you're on vacation, but that doesn't mean you have to sleep the day away. You'll miss so much. Here are my five best reasons to force yourself out of bed before sunrise:(1) View a breathtaking sunrise at sea; you'll forget all about how much you wanted to sleep in.(2) Photograph nature in its best light. The natural lighting for taking photos is bes...


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Celebrate Romance at Sea with a Special Occasion Package

Posted by sunluva7 , Jan 14 2014 - - - - - - · 488 views

Celebrate Romance at Sea with a Special Occasion Package A cruise is the perfect way to mark a romantic event.  After all, nothing puts us in the mood than sun, sea and a cruise ship.  Why not add a little something else to celebrate the grand occasion!Whether you are celebrating with an on-board wedding or simply looking for some alone time with that certain someone, cruise lines have made it easy to order gif...


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Avoid the Crowds at the Buffet on Embarkation Day ~ Enjoy a More Leisurely Lunch

Posted by sunluva7 , Jan 07 2014 - - - - - - · 926 views

Avoid the Crowds at the Buffet on Embarkation Day ~ Enjoy a More Leisurely Lunch Those who have cruised before know what a popular place the ship's buffet is on embarkation day.  It's as though 3,000 cruisers arrive on board and haven't eaten in days.  Eager, hungry vacationers line up at the door, squirt the required antibacterial lotion into the palms of their hands, fill their plates, and search for the grand prize: a sea...






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