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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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John F. Kennedy’s Path From President to Carnival Cruise Ship Pitchman

Feb 03 2015 12:00 AM

Viewers of Sunday night’s Super Bowl heard a surprising voice in a commercial for Carnival Corp. — President John F. Kennedy.   How Kennedy became a pitchman for the world’s largest cruise operator begins with Carnival’s ef...

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Living on A Luxury Cruise Ship - Florida Woman Living the Dream

Jan 26 2015 07:00 PM

[Think you're the ultimate cruise fan? Read about "Mama Lee" and her current residence aboard the "Crystal Serenity" luxury cruise ship!]     Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida widow, took her daughter's advice. She sold her five-bedroo...

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Introducing Cruise Plotter, Interactive Cruise Booking Map

Jan 18 2015 12:00 AM

Daunting. That is one word that is often used to describe the process of booking an international vacation. In some cases, this attitude towards the process can often put some people off the idea of getting out and seeing the world all together. Thankf...

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