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Why Cruise Lines Are Building So Many New Ships

Sep 23 2015 03:40 PM

The next five years will see a building bonanza in cruising, with both major lines and niche players adding new vessels to their fleets.   A total of 55 new vessels will enter service through 2020, representing a total expenditure of more than $25...

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Carnival Expands Variety of Cruises to Bermuda for 2016

Aug 31 2015 07:00 PM

Carnival Cruise Line will provide its guests with a variety of new voyages to visit Bermuda in 2016 with nine departures that feature at least one overnight.   From April through November 2016, guests can embark on four different Carnival ships de...

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See Alaska Glaciers While You Still Can

Aug 25 2015 07:00 PM

(I wanted to share this poignant piece from a fellow cruise industry writer about why you can't put off that Alaskan vacation any longer!) "Relative to other glacier-covered areas of the globe, Alaska glaciers are losing mass rapidly. Statistics like...

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The Truth About Cruise Insurance

Jul 28 2015 10:45 PM

When you buy a cruise your travel agent or the cruise line will likely give you a pitch to buy cruise insurance to cover your vacation. The agent gets commissioned, and cruise lines view insurance as a profit area. A big selling point will likely be th...

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Get the Most from an Overnight Stay in Port

Jun 17 2015 07:00 PM

  In the past, cruise ships made overnight port stays, preferring instead to use the time to travel to another destination.   But some cruise lines want passengers to have more time to explore to explore and discover a destination...

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Destinations and the Best Time to Cruise Them

Jun 15 2015 07:00 PM

People often ask me, "when is the best time to cruise?" The answer all depends on where you're going and what you want out of a cruise. There are several variables that go into deciding when to cruise including personal preference, destination climate,...

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For Less Than a Dollar a Day, You Can Give Your Cruise Ship Crew a Raise

May 19 2015 08:35 PM

Cruise lines are increasing their daily tip charge, offering a modest boost to some of the industry’s lowest-paid workers, as U.S. fast-food, retail, and airport workers push for raises of their own.   Two of the three largest cruise lines a...

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12 Pre-Trip Tasks Essential for a Smooth Journey

Apr 22 2015 07:00 PM

In the excitement of getting ready to depart for vacation, it's easy to overlook trip-related responsibilities that should be completed before leaving the house. Some of these chores make travel easier, and some are absolutely necessary. Don't leave ho...

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5 Benefits of Cruising Solo

Mar 27 2015 07:00 PM

Perhaps you have your sights set on the cruise of your dreams but can’t find a companion available when you are. Maybe you’ve thought about going it alone, but you’re afraid you’ll be bored or lonely all by yourself, even on a s...

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A Cruise Can be a Great Educational Experience for Kids

Mar 22 2015 07:00 PM

[While I don't advocate pulling your child out of school for a family vacation, a cruise can be a great way for kids to learn new skills and expose them to new experiences. Read more from USA Today!] A cruise can be an educational experience for child...

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