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  1. Cruises offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to see the world in a unique way. If you haven’t tried it yet, you might want to - or you’ll miss out. This sort of holiday combines transportation, hotel, eating and entertainment all into one sweet deal. You can see more information here. You get to travel the world while enjoying the package. While you travel, you can experience relaxation, fun, or anything else you might want. Some of them come with so many offers that you probably can’t imagine them all - or have enough time to try them. Cruise ships come in all forms and there’s definitely one you’ll find irresistible. There are romantic ones for couples, child-friendly for families who want a stress-free vacation, adventurists or solo travelers, and so on. For example, some of the best family-friendly cruises are these: https://myfamilytravels.com/content/55937-cruise-kids-vacations-and-family-friendly-ships No matter why you want to go on a cruise, you will always enjoy it. And if you have never been on one, here are some reasons why it’s an awesome idea. Great value Cruises are not only fun, but they are also affordable and offer great value for the money you spend. Everything you need is rounded up in one price per day and prices could be as low as 100$ per person per day. If that price scares you just a bit, imagine the things included in this price. For instance, it includes all of your meals and snacks, your room, most drinks, entertainment, child care, transport and most activities on board. Can you imagine having all of that for $100 anywhere else? Of course, you would have to pay a bit of extra money for some of the activities, alcoholic beverages, some forms of entertainment and tip for the workers. The bigger the price per person, you can expect that it includes more and offers nice additions. Rewards Program If you thought that the airline reward miles is the only program of the type, you were wrong. In fact, there is such a program called Cruise miles which can help you save money the next time you decide to take one. These loyalty benefits can bring you free parking, a complimentary driver, a cabin upgrade or a flight upgrade, a hotel stay and so on. Discovering the world These ships are like floating cities - or a hotel, depending on how you want to look at it. You can live in it and get amazing activities that you would in a regular hotel. However, a regular hotel won’t take you around the world. On the other hand, these ships will. Every morning you wake up, you will be in a new place. It’s impressive to see a new sight every day or every time you step out on the deck. Traveling to a new place is often the most annoying and tiring part of the trip, so avoiding it - or rather, making it more enjoyable and comfortable - is a good idea. Planning is easy Planning a trip is often a tedious job and it can take up a lot of your time, not to mention it would cause you some stress. But, planning a cruise is easy. All you have to do is get on one of the best cruise booking websites and book a trip. Of course, booking a cabin is also important, but that’s all there is to it. Most things are already taken care of. You don’t have to look for accommodation, compare prices or coordinate your journey. Everything available onboard A cruise ship is like a floating destination too. You can get anything you need on them. For instance, you can get a haircut, go shopping, have a fun night at a casino, go to a club, a bar or a pool, get a phone reception, wireless connection and so on. There are also doctors and nurses, housekeeping, gyms, cinemas, places to eat and so on. In addition to that, you can get all sorts of entertainment. For instance, you can go to a spa, learn about a culture, go to a dancing lesson, etc. There are also classes for yoga, languages, computers, music, pottery, and painting. You can go to wine tastings, shows and listen to live music. Of course, there’s also star-gazing and other nice activities. Some of them are free, while some you would have to pay for. Good food A cruise often has amazing food. At any time of the day, you can eat at a buffet - even if all you want are snacks. All meals are included in your principal price and you can eat as much as you want without paying a dime more. You get many choices for meals, and you can pick out some of the best food in the world. Most cruises also have international restaurants, patisseries, bakeries and other places to eat. Sometimes you’ll have to ask if you have to pay extra, but only in some special cases. Combine your dream destinations This is one of the most amazing ways to tick several places off your bucket list. You will see the major sights of every destination and you won’t have to do any research. Of course, you won’t spend a ton of time in any port - likely around a day or two days - but you can see how it works for any future destinations. Seeing the world this way can help you get to know a place, get to know the region and understand its value, as well as understand whether you want to visit it again or not. You can also choose to make any destination your departing port if you like it. When you stop at a place, you should head out on your own or with a guide provided by the cruise. Have excursions which you can sign up for on-board. Cruise ships are an excellent way to spend your vacation or at least a part of it. They can be romantic, family-friendly, fun or a great place to meet someone new. If you are not sure whether this is a good option for you or not, take a look at these benefits of cruises and make your decision.
  2. Cruises offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to see the world in a unique way. If you haven’t tried it yet, you might want to - or you’ll miss out. This sort of holiday combines transportation, hotel, eating and entertainment all into one sweet deal. You can see more information here. You get to travel the world while enjoying the package. While you travel, you can experience relaxation, fun, or anything else you might want. Some of them come with so many offers that you probably can’t imagine them all - or have enough time to try them. Cruise ships come in all forms and there’s definitely one you’ll find irresistible. There are romantic ones for couples, child-friendly for families who want a stress-free vacation, adventurists or solo travelers, and so on. For example, some of the best family-friendly cruises are these: https://myfamilytravels.com/content/55937-cruise-kids-vacations-and-family-friendly-ships No matter why you want to go on a cruise, you will always enjoy it. And if you have never been on one, here are some reasons why it’s an awesome idea. Great value Cruises are not only fun, but they are also affordable and offer great value for the money you spend. Everything you need is rounded up in one price per day and prices could be as low as 100$ per person per day. If that price scares you just a bit, imagine the things included in this price. For instance, it includes all of your meals and snacks, your room, most drinks, entertainment, child care, transport and most activities on board. Can you imagine having all of that for $100 anywhere else? Of course, you would have to pay a bit of extra money for some of the activities, alcoholic beverages, some forms of entertainment and tip for the workers. The bigger the price per person, you can expect that it includes more and offers nice additions. Rewards Program If you thought that the airline reward miles is the only program of the type, you were wrong. In fact, there is such a program called Cruise miles which can help you save money the next time you decide to take one. These loyalty benefits can bring you free parking, a complimentary driver, a cabin upgrade or a flight upgrade, a hotel stay and so on. Discovering the world These ships are like floating cities - or a hotel, depending on how you want to look at it. You can live in it and get amazing activities that you would in a regular hotel. However, a regular hotel won’t take you around the world. On the other hand, these ships will. Every morning you wake up, you will be in a new place. It’s impressive to see a new sight every day or every time you step out on the deck. Traveling to a new place is often the most annoying and tiring part of the trip, so avoiding it - or rather, making it more enjoyable and comfortable - is a good idea. Planning is easy Planning a trip is often a tedious job and it can take up a lot of your time, not to mention it would cause you some stress. But, planning a cruise is easy. All you have to do is get on one of the best cruise booking websites and book a trip. Of course, booking a cabin is also important, but that’s all there is to it. Most things are already taken care of. You don’t have to look for accommodation, compare prices or coordinate your journey. Everything available onboard A cruise ship is like a floating destination too. You can get anything you need on them. For instance, you can get a haircut, go shopping, have a fun night at a casino, go to a club, a bar or a pool, get a phone reception, wireless connection and so on. There are also doctors and nurses, housekeeping, gyms, cinemas, places to eat and so on. In addition to that, you can get all sorts of entertainment. For instance, you can go to a spa, learn about a culture, go to a dancing lesson, etc. There are also classes for yoga, languages, computers, music, pottery, and painting. You can go to wine tastings, shows and listen to live music. Of course, there’s also star-gazing and other nice activities. Some of them are free, while some you would have to pay for. Good food A cruise often has amazing food. At any time of the day, you can eat at a buffet - even if all you want are snacks. All meals are included in your principal price and you can eat as much as you want without paying a dime more. You get many choices for meals, and you can pick out some of the best food in the world. Most cruises also have international restaurants, patisseries, bakeries and other places to eat. Sometimes you’ll have to ask if you have to pay extra, but only in some special cases. Combine your dream destinations This is one of the most amazing ways to tick several places off your bucket list. You will see the major sights of every destination and you won’t have to do any research. Of course, you won’t spend a ton of time in any port - likely around a day or two days - but you can see how it works for any future destinations. Seeing the world this way can help you get to know a place, get to know the region and understand its value, as well as understand whether you want to visit it again or not. You can also choose to make any destination your departing port if you like it. When you stop at a place, you should head out on your own or with a guide provided by the cruise. Have excursions which you can sign up for on-board. Cruise ships are an excellent way to spend your vacation or at least a part of it. They can be romantic, family-friendly, fun or a great place to meet someone new. If you are not sure whether this is a good option for you or not, take a look at these benefits of cruises and make your decision. View full article
  3. Hey cnka33, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! ?
  4. Welcome, cnka33!  See you around!

  5. After much political and humanitarian debates which garnered worldwide attention, Holland America's Zaandam of the Seas finally docked at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Thursday, marking an end to the widely publicized cruise ship sailing. Upon heavy coordination with local authorities, passengers were slowly escorted off the ship and returned home (still in progress). This video, taken firsthand by Jason of CruiseCrazies, shows one of the heavily escorted police motorcades - Taking the passengers deemed ok to travel, directly onto the tarmac at FLL airport in Fort Lauderdale, where they boarded a plane for the next leg of the long-awaited journey home.
  6. A Venezuelan naval boat picked and lost a fight with a passenger cruise liner off the country's northern coast this week, ramming it several times before accidentally taking on water and sinking. The proprietors of the German-owned RCGS Resolute cruise ship said its vessel had been receiving maintenance in international waters on Tuesday morning when the armed navy boat approached it and ordered it to change direction. The encounter escalated when, according to the company, "gun shots were fired and, shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side at speed with an angle of 135 degrees and purposely collided with the RCGS Resolute." "The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt to turn the ship's head towards Venezuelan territorial waters," Columbia Cruise Services' statement read. However, the RCGS Resolute is reinforced with steel plating to help it navigate through ice. "While the RCGS Resolute sustained minor damages, not affecting vessel's seaworthiness, it occurs that the navy vessel suffered severe damages while making contact with the ice-strengthened bulbous bow of the ice-class expedition cruise vessel RCGS Resolute and started to take water," the company's statement said. A total of 32 crew members were aboard the liner, but no passengers were. Venezuela's navy has acknowledged the incident, though it differs in its version of events. According to Venezuela, the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in Venezuelan waters, next to Isla La Tortuga. Columbia CS says it took place in International waters, near Willemsted, Curacao. The country's defense ministry suggested the Resolute may have been carrying mercenaries ready to attack Venezuela. The nation's embattled President, Nicolas Maduro, has often accused the US government and its allies of attempting to overthrow him since much of the international community backed Juan Guaido's challenge to his presidency. A search and rescue mission successfully retrieved the crew from the sinking patrol boat, the Venezuelan navy said in a statement. CNN's Stefano Pozzebon and Sara Mazloumsaki contributed reporting. By Rob Picheta, CNN Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  7. A Venezuelan naval boat picked and lost a fight with a passenger cruise liner off the country's northern coast this week, ramming it several times before accidentally taking on water and sinking. The proprietors of the German-owned RCGS Resolute cruise ship said its vessel had been receiving maintenance in international waters on Tuesday morning when the armed navy boat approached it and ordered it to change direction. The encounter escalated when, according to the company, "gun shots were fired and, shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side at speed with an angle of 135 degrees and purposely collided with the RCGS Resolute." "The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt to turn the ship's head towards Venezuelan territorial waters," Columbia Cruise Services' statement read. However, the RCGS Resolute is reinforced with steel plating to help it navigate through ice. "While the RCGS Resolute sustained minor damages, not affecting vessel's seaworthiness, it occurs that the navy vessel suffered severe damages while making contact with the ice-strengthened bulbous bow of the ice-class expedition cruise vessel RCGS Resolute and started to take water," the company's statement said. A total of 32 crew members were aboard the liner, but no passengers were. Venezuela's navy has acknowledged the incident, though it differs in its version of events. According to Venezuela, the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in Venezuelan waters, next to Isla La Tortuga. Columbia CS says it took place in International waters, near Willemsted, Curacao. The country's defense ministry suggested the Resolute may have been carrying mercenaries ready to attack Venezuela. The nation's embattled President, Nicolas Maduro, has often accused the US government and its allies of attempting to overthrow him since much of the international community backed Juan Guaido's challenge to his presidency. A search and rescue mission successfully retrieved the crew from the sinking patrol boat, the Venezuelan navy said in a statement. CNN's Stefano Pozzebon and Sara Mazloumsaki contributed reporting. By Rob Picheta, CNN Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  8. Welcome, Avinash!  See you around!

  9. Hey Avinash, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! ?
  10. Hey MichelB, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! ?
  11. Welcome, MichelB!  See you around!

  12. Welcome, Mookie00!  See you around!

  13. Hey Mookie00, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! ?
  14. Thanks for sharing Jan, will help promote on social media as well.
  15. Having this opportunity is what makes people feel like they are a whole new person when they come back from their vacation. So, why do not you sit back, relax and read about how to make the most out of your travelling experience. Today we are talking about cruises. Find Memorable Activities What makes up for half of the journey are the activities that you indulge in while travelling. So it is crucial to fill your time doing things you never thought you will be doing. If you ask any of the other people on the cruise, they will say their favourite thing to do is to gamble. And, yes, the ships have luxurious casinos inside but they are often overcrowded. Do not worry, you can still try it just by visiting casimba.com. You can find a variety of fun and vacation-themed games that will go hand-in-hand with your atmosphere. You will also have the chance to enjoy playing poker, slots, blackjack or roulette while you are sunbathing on the deck. You can use this online platform so that you can first practice your skills if this is your first try at gambling. Schedule a Spa Day Every cruise ship has its own spa and you should track their promotions throughout your journey and schedule a day for extra relaxation. You can choose the perfect offer for you and enjoy your treatment. This is one of the best ways to help you relax and restore your energy after being on the cruise ship for several days. Enjoy the Outside Remember you are on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. So you do not want to spend every minute of your journey indoors. Go outside, take a deep breath, and wander with your mind for a while. Wake up early to catch the sunrise and stay outside so that you can experience the sunset. There is nothing more visually pleasing than the colours of the sky and the ocean’s surface in those particular moments. Plan your cruise holiday according to your wishes, but, remember to take a moment and enjoy every aspect of it. Find your desire and experience it in a new place and I guarantee you will not regret any of it. View full article
  16. Having this opportunity is what makes people feel like they are a whole new person when they come back from their vacation. So, why do not you sit back, relax and read about how to make the most out of your travelling experience. Today we are talking about cruises. Find Memorable Activities What makes up for half of the journey are the activities that you indulge in while travelling. So it is crucial to fill your time doing things you never thought you will be doing. If you ask any of the other people on the cruise, they will say their favourite thing to do is to gamble. And, yes, the ships have luxurious casinos inside but they are often overcrowded. Do not worry, you can still try it just by visiting casimba.com. You can find a variety of fun and vacation-themed games that will go hand-in-hand with your atmosphere. You will also have the chance to enjoy playing poker, slots, blackjack or roulette while you are sunbathing on the deck. You can use this online platform so that you can first practice your skills if this is your first try at gambling. Schedule a Spa Day Every cruise ship has its own spa and you should track their promotions throughout your journey and schedule a day for extra relaxation. You can choose the perfect offer for you and enjoy your treatment. This is one of the best ways to help you relax and restore your energy after being on the cruise ship for several days. Enjoy the Outside Remember you are on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. So you do not want to spend every minute of your journey indoors. Go outside, take a deep breath, and wander with your mind for a while. Wake up early to catch the sunrise and stay outside so that you can experience the sunset. There is nothing more visually pleasing than the colours of the sky and the ocean’s surface in those particular moments. Plan your cruise holiday according to your wishes, but, remember to take a moment and enjoy every aspect of it. Find your desire and experience it in a new place and I guarantee you will not regret any of it.
  17. Jason

    Welcome, Ebba!  See you around!

  18. Hey Ebba, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! ?
  19. Miami-based Carnival Corp. announced Thursday it would be using cruise ships from four of its brands to serve as temporary hospitals in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest cruise line suggested its ships could be used mainly to treat non-coronavirus patients, in order to free up beds in land-based hospitals for COVID-19 patients. The company said it could provide up to 1,000 hospital rooms and would be able to quickly provide the necessary medical equipment, including intensive care units. The announcement came after President Trump said at a White House press conference that he had spoken with Carnival Chairman Micky Arison about the possibility. Trump said during a briefing that he would present the offer to New York and California during a teleconference later Thursday with all 50 governors. Carnival employees would provide things such as food and beverage, cleaning services, and would work with local medical personnel to handle the treatment of patients, a statement read. "These temporary cruise ship hospital rooms can be quickly converted to install and connect remote patient monitoring devices over the ship’s high-speed network -- providing cardiac, respiratory, oxygen saturation and video monitoring capabilities," Carnival said in a statement. "The rooms also have bathroom facilities, private balconies with access to sun and fresh air, as well as isolation capabilities, as needed." Two U.S. Navy hospital ships will also join the effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Florida so far has 360 confirmed cases and 9 deaths. By Morgan Phillips, Fox News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  20. Miami-based Carnival Corp. announced Thursday it would be using cruise ships from four of its brands to serve as temporary hospitals in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest cruise line suggested its ships could be used mainly to treat non-coronavirus patients, in order to free up beds in land-based hospitals for COVID-19 patients. The company said it could provide up to 1,000 hospital rooms and would be able to quickly provide the necessary medical equipment, including intensive care units. The announcement came after President Trump said at a White House press conference that he had spoken with Carnival Chairman Micky Arison about the possibility. Trump said during a briefing that he would present the offer to New York and California during a teleconference later Thursday with all 50 governors. Carnival employees would provide things such as food and beverage, cleaning services, and would work with local medical personnel to handle the treatment of patients, a statement read. "These temporary cruise ship hospital rooms can be quickly converted to install and connect remote patient monitoring devices over the ship’s high-speed network -- providing cardiac, respiratory, oxygen saturation and video monitoring capabilities," Carnival said in a statement. "The rooms also have bathroom facilities, private balconies with access to sun and fresh air, as well as isolation capabilities, as needed." Two U.S. Navy hospital ships will also join the effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Florida so far has 360 confirmed cases and 9 deaths. By Morgan Phillips, Fox News Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  21. Cruise ships NEVER anchor off the coast of South Florida. But given the unusual circumstances, it's been happening this week - A few miles from the beach and right by Port Everglades, one of the largest cruise ports in the country. Anchored at sea, with nowhere to go. Wow, crazy times! Have unusual photos to share? Let's see them. Stay safe everyone!
  22. Welcome, Amyk63!  See you around!

  23. Hey Amyk63, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! ?
  24. Welcome, Krasbro!  See you around!

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