Princess Sale Offers $600 in Onboard Credits

Princess Cruises is having a Come Back New Sale, which is offering guests up to $600 in onboard spending money.  In addition, guests who book a suite during the sale will receive a free Lotus Spa treatment – the choice between a hydrating facial or a 50-minute Swedish massage. The sale is offering deals on cruises to […]

Holland America Ship Receives Perfect Health Score

Holland America Line’s ms Maasdam recently received a perfect health score on their US Public Health Inspection. Health inspections are required for all passenger ships that call at a US port.  They are unannounced and are carried out by officials from the US Public Health Service twice a year per ship.  The score is assigned […]

6 Ways Cruise Weddings are Unique

If you’re considering booking a cruise wedding, there are some things you should know before you book that make a cruise wedding different from a typical land-based wedding. 1. All-inclusive and hassle free I booked my Carnival cruise wedding a few weeks ago, and I haven’t done but maybe one hour of planning since. That’s […]

Norwegian Extends Their Double “Free at Sea” Offers

For a short time only, Norwegian Cruise Line has extended their double onboard offerings with the Free at Sea promotion.  Guests who book a mini suite or balcony stateroom now through April 10 can pick two complimentary amenities to enjoy during their voyage. With the Free at Sea promotion, travelers who book a 5 day or longer sailing in […]

5 Tips for Cell Phones at Sea

In the 90’s, cruise vacations were all about being disconnected. Calling home was $9.99 per minute on the ship’s phone and internet at sea, well, didn’t exist.  Thankfully these days it’s much more affordable to talk, text, and surf the internet at sea – if you know what you’re doing. Remember the following: 1. Data Roaming […]

Is a Disney World Shore Excursion Worth It?

Lurk on the message board of any ship planning a stop at Orlando’s Port Canaveral, and you’ll find people considering whether or not to head to Disney for the day. The big question: Is it worth it? As with a lot of things folks ask about cruising, (“Which specialty restaurant should I eat in?” “Should […]