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  • Cruising
    Cruising 101
    Believe it or not there are still some people left who have not tried to cruise. Other’s know cruising as the perfect weekend or long term get away. Whether you decide a honeymoon cruise or a multiple month worldwide option, you may find...
  • 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...
  • Longer cruises
    Longer cruises the good and bad
    For most people, in the USA at least, a week long cruise, or even a shorter three to five night cruise is what is considered the ideal getaway. Longer cruises two weeks or longer are considered either an extreme luxury or just something for...
  • It's not too late to book your winter holiday cruise
    It's not too late to book your winter holiday cruise
    Among the most popular cruises any given year are those at Christmas and New Year with the latter being typically the most expensive. These holiday cruises are often booked well in advance by those who desire a specific cabin and those who want...
  • Navigator of the Seas
    Navigator of the seas revitalized
    This past Saturday I was invited by Royal Caribbean to sail the revitalized Navigator of the seas. I took my daughter along to experience the changes on the ship with me. She’s been hounding me for a while to go back on a Royal Caribbean...
  • 12 Hours on the Carnival Dream
    12 Hours on the Carnival Dream
    While I spent 7 days on board the Dream as their guest, I figured I’d pick one out and let you in on a slice of it. Keep in mind that each day when you cruise brings fresh options, new ports, and more…entertainment, food and...
  • Princess Cruise Ship
    Caribbean Princess spring break 2014
    Our family spent Spring Break aboard the Caribbean Princess (Princess Cruise Line) sailing from Port of Houston. This was my first sailing out of the new Bayport terminal over on the Houston Ship Channel. (Due to heavy rain it took nearly as long...
  • Experience 11 days on the NCL Sun to the southern Caribbean
    Experience 11 days on the NCL Sun to the southern Caribbean
    If you're looking for a cruise to the southern Caribbean for a nice break from the winter cold, you might want to try Norwegian Cruise Line's 11 day southern Caribbean itinerary with port calls in Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Guadeloupe and...
  • Cruising crime
    Rape at sea
    Rape is one of the crimes which happens everywhere, at sea and on land. Understand just because it occurs all over doesn’t make it right nor should it limit victim (aka survivor) rights. When it happens at sea it can end up being more...
  • Cruise ship
    Tips for packing for a cruise ship vacation
    When it comes time to go on a cruise ship, you will want to make sure you do all of the packing the right way. If you forgot something, it can be very expensive on the shop or something you can't even get there. Use this tips to make sure you...
  • What is Norovirus?
    What is Norovirus?
    Norovirus is a very contagious virus. A person can become infected from another infected person, by touching a contaminated surface, or ingesting infected food or water. Once infected with norovirus, a person may experience abdominal pain, nauseas...
  • Norovirus on a cruise ship
    Norovirus aboard curises
    With recent news reports on Fox News and CNN as well as many legacy networks and local television stations those who don’t really know may think that cruises are a dangerous place due to these outbreaks. Norovirus occurs around the entire...
  • The norovirus sends a cruise ship home two days before schedule
    The norovirus sends a cruise ship home two days before schedule
    A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned two days earlier than scheduled. This was all courtesy of a norovirus outbreak. Approximately 600 cruise passengers were infected causing gastrointestinal illness. Not only were passengers infected but some...
  • Cruise Ship
    Cruise travel: Health and safety considerations
    Cruise travel, once thought of as the epitome of vacation luxury, has come under much scrutiny lately. Between cruise ships where hundreds of passengers have fallen ill, numerous person-overboard instances, and passengers robbed at gunpoint in...
  • Coast Guard searches for passenger who jumped off ship
    Coast Guard searches for passenger who jumped off ship
    The Coast Guard was called to help search for a man who jumped from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship reported ABC News on December 29, 2013.Tien Phuoc Nguyen, a 26-year-old Canadian citizen who was cruising with his family, was last seen by other...