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Confessions of a Cruise Ship Musician

Jun 08 2016 07:00 PM

Musician and singer Dean DiMarzo had just joined a local dance band and had only been playing clubs with them for a couple of months when his bandleader got a call for a gig aboard the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship. After giving it some consideratio...

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Viking Ocean Cruises Accentuates the Destination

Apr 27 2016 07:00 PM

At first glance it would appear that the modern cruise industry is only concerned with building ever more elaborate mega ships that serve as destinations themselves, but another less obvious trend is moving towards smaller ocean vessels and riverboats....

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Interesting Facts about Cruise Ships

Apr 12 2016 10:00 PM

Cruise ships are self-contained towns unto themselves that just happen to float on the ocean, sea, or whatever body of water the captain chooses to traverse. They’re big, full of entertainment options, and not a bad way to travel (and even live,...

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River Cruises Attracting Guests of All Ages

Feb 04 2016 07:00 PM

(Thanks to shows like "Downton Abbey" and the attraction of those PBS Viking cruise commercials, cruises on Europe's rivers have never been more popular. Read more, courtesy of Jason Leppert @ Travel Pulse). River cruising is booming, and its not all...

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Confessions of a Cruise Security Officer

Dec 25 2015 12:15 PM

A cruise is a vacation full of fun and frivolity under the sun. But if you step out of line (and we’re not talking the conga line), you’ll have to deal with cruise ship security officers. They’re often a courteous and helpful bunch, b...

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Best Reasons to Cruise on a Luxury Ship

Dec 03 2015 07:00 PM

(I thought I’d share one traveler’s recent experience on board a Regent Seven Seas luxury cruise – courtesy of TravelPulse – and several reasons why a luxury cruise might not be as unreachable as you think!)   So this is ho...

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5 Best Burgers at Sea

Oct 29 2015 07:00 PM

As fine as the gourmet food is aboard a cruise ship, sometimes you just crave a good hamburger, and many cruise lines cater to those comfort food cravings as well with their own signature offerings.   In fact, one not yet on the list, but to soon...

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A Cruise Can be an Educational Experience for Kids & Teens

Oct 25 2015 07:00 PM

Who needs a translator?   Kids certainly don't aboard a cruise ship, even far from home. "We use a lot of sign language," explained Elizabeth Williams, who is 13 and from London, cruising in Japan aboard the Diamond Princess with her family....

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A Disney Cruise Without the Kids? Absolutely!

Oct 25 2015 07:00 PM

Perhaps to your initial surprise, Disney Cruise Line can be a wonderful sailing option for adults without children. Any fears you might have about a ship overrun with kids are quickly alleviated, as the children’s facilities are exceptional at ke...

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Why cruise ship Wi-Fi is about to get way better

Oct 15 2015 09:40 PM

Smartships with cocktail-wielding robots is just the beginning.   Cruise ships have long lagged the rest of the travel industry when it comes to technology. Wi-Fi connections have traditionally been painfully slow, and the only noteworthy technolo...

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