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  • Explore the wonders of Egypt with Insight
    Experience the wonders of Egypt with Insight
    Insight Vacations® returned to Egypt this month with a trip to the land of the Nile, to experience the 10-day "Wonders of Egypt" including visits to Giza, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.I had the great privilege of being able to...
  • Luxury Cruising on Seadream
    10 Reasons to Book This Dream Luxury Cruise - Part 2
    Reason #3 - Overnight Stays in Famous Ports: The average cruise experience is; arriving in a port-o-call in the morning and quickly departing late in the afternoon. However, aboard SeaDream, the majority of their itineraries include an overnight...
  • 8 trends for travel for 2015
    8 trends for travel for 2015
    Consumers are constantly telling CruiseCompete what they are experiencing and what they would like to see from the cruise industry. With this information, and their expert knowledge of the industry, the cruise specialists at CruiseCompete, (who...
  • Cruising in bad weather
    Boarding a cruise ship on a rainy cold day, like today in Houston or Galveston
    Today, the weather for those in Port of Houston and Port of Galveston is anything but ideal. As such I thought a short guide on how to make the process go smoothly would be useful. I know if some of these tips were available the first couple times...
  • El Batel
    El Batel Convention Center in Murcia to host world cruise forum
    El Batel Convention Centre, designed by the Madrid-based firm Selgascano, in Cartagena, Spain will host the Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum. The annual event brings together ports, tourism authorities and other cruise industry professionals to...
  • Train - Norwegian
    Sail Across the Sun Festival with Train on Norwegian Pearl
    As if you needed another reason to set sail with Norwegian, Sail Across the Sun: Music, Food & Wine Festival hosted by Train is back for 2015! Gather your friends and make plans now to enjoy a long weekend getaway aboard Norwegian Pearl...
  • Rascal Flatts
    Party like a rockstar with Carnival LIVE Concert Series
    At the beginning of 2014 Carnival Cruise Line decided to “rock the boat” a little when it debuted its Carnival LIVE Concert Series. With performances by STYX, Foreigner, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Gavin...
  • Christmas aboard a cruise ship
    The best December cruises
    A December cruise is an ideal way to spend the holidays with your family or friends. Cruise ships are fully decorated with lights, and holiday-themed music fills the air. Many cruise lines offer special holiday rates for the month of December. The...
  • Scuba diving cruises popular among vacationers
    Scuba diving cruises are perfect for adventurous travelers
    Cruises have gained tremendous popularity over the past ten years due to a variety of factors, including their price. Many individuals also like the idea of an all-inclusive vacation where one need not worry about spending any additional money...
  • Group cruises are a great choice for travelers
    Group cruise packages–An ideal option any time of year
    Cruises are a logical vacation choice for groups searching for the perfect vacation venue. The best cruise lines for groups or large families offer outstanding amenities such as child-friendly entertainment, water slides, mini-golf courses, rock...
  • Carnival Imagination
    Real World "Love Boat." It's better than you think.
    As I have matured over many years one truth has become inescapable. That one truth is the amount of knowledge I lack is immeasurably large, vastly exceeding the knowledge I do possess. Occasionally I am blessed with a revelation that changes this...
  • Things Not To Do When Going On a Cruise
    Things Not To Do When Going On a Cruise
    I recently went on my first cruise with my best friend, 5 days soaking up the beautiful and soothing Caribbean. It was just us two girls so I figured, how hard could this be? Well to answer that question, it's not that hard but it's also...
  • Caribbean people
    Change The World Cruise
    Cruises are an incredible vacation option that millions have experienced and make the pilgrimage each year and even several times a year to get away on a cruise to world-wide destinations. On November 7th, 2015 a new kind of cruise departs from...
  • Cover of "A Crafty Christmas" by Mollie Cox Bryan
    Read “A Crafty Christmas” by Mollie Cox Bryan
    This is the fourth book in the Cumberland Creek Mystery series by Mollie Cox Bryan. The first book, “Scrapbook of Secrets” was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel and made my list of the Best Books for Book...
  • Cruising the world
    Combing cruise and land vacations into one extended vacation
    Although those in the USA often can’t get away from work for more than a single week, a combined cruise and land vacation is a great way to extend vacation time and get the best of both worlds. Cruises, especially those to more exotic places...