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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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Best Holiday and Christmas Cruises

Dec 08 2014 07:00 PM

[Do you have a holiday cruise planned this month? If not, don't despair. After all, it's never too early to start planning for next Christmas! Here are some suggestions for great holiday cruising from "Travel Pulse" magazine.)  Instead of sp...

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Holland America Appeals to Families with New Ship

Dec 03 2014 07:00 PM

[With Holland’s new build, it’s apparent that they continue to attract families like never before.] Holland America's next ship will be its first with cabins specifically designed for families -- a sign of the line's growing focus on multi...

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How Working on a Cruise Ship Could Boost Your Finances

Dec 02 2014 03:10 AM

Are you drowning in debt and ready to consider a pretty drastic alternative to get rid of it? If you’re ready to leave your regular nine-to-five life behind, let your lease expire and go on an adventure, cruise ships could be the place for you....

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