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Ports of Call: Shoring up the Off-Ship Experience

A cruise vacation means sailing on a beautiful ship, with comfortable accommodations, fine cuisine and more tantalizing activities than one can possibly do in a week. It also means visiting fascinating ports of call just about every day. So, the question becomes, what’s the best way to take advantage of exploring these iconic destinations?

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Move Over Vegas. We’re Cruising to Alaska

Amy Hurley of Boston cruised in Alaska in 2017 with three generations of her family. Outside of Ketchikan, she had a jaw-dropping moment – the kind you dream about in anticipation of a cruise to a bucket list destination. “We saw four whales spiraling down to create a whirlpool to get food and jump up with their mouths open,” said […]

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Themed Cruises: Passion Plays on the High Seas

  Going  on a cruise vacation may be a heavenly way to travel. But going on a cruise with like-minded souls and immersing in the deep experience of a favorite interest while traveling to far off places on the high seas…. well, that is close to sublime.

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Trouble Spots on the High Seas? Look to the Bugs

  When it comes to taking a cruise it is not surprising that the top concern of most onboard travelers is the prospect of coming back sick. In fact, in a recent survey of 2,289 U.S. cruisers who purchased in insurance during the past 24 months through InsureMyTrip, the vast majority of cruisers ended up […]

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Cruise Woos: Big Savings with Right Timing

A study by Cruisewatch.com has found that booking the right cruise destination at the right time can realistically save travelers up to 71% off their chosen cruise. The site’s massive study examined 18,983 sailings by region with departures in 2017, and found a surprising trend: as the date of departure approaches, cruise prices fluctuate to […]