21 Things to Do on Carnival Mardi Gras

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Carnival Mardi Gras debuted in summer 2021 as the flagship of Carnival Cruise Line and is spending her inaugural season sailing from Port Canaveral. Carnival’s biggest cruise ship is divided into six themed “zones” and offers a number of fun attractions and innovative features, including the first-ever roller coaster at sea. With more than 20 […]

12 Key Tips For Great Car Rental Deals

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Rental cars are often popular options for shuttling between Florida’s airports and cruise ports, taking pre- and post-cruise road trips, and exploring destinations on independent shore excursions. If you’re planning on booking a rental vehicle for your next cruise vacation, however, you need to be aware of what’s going on with car rentals this year. […]

Cruises From Nassau: What You Need To Know

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Nassau is the capital city of The Bahamas, and one of the cruise industry’s most-visited ports of call. Nassau welcomed more than 3.85 million cruise passengers in 2019, and that number was expected to increase last year. Located on New Providence Island, one of the more than 700 islands and islets in the Bahamas archipelago, […]

Alaska Glacier Cruises Explained: All You Need To Know

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Alaska cruises are filled with spectacular scenery and memorable experiences. Sought-after views of Alaska’s icy blue glaciers are always some of the most anticipated sights. Determining which voyages have the best glacier views is often a key factor in the process of choosing a cruise to America’s 49th state. Since a number of Alaska cruise destinations include the word “glacier” their description, it can often be […]

What To Pack For An Alaska Cruise: Top 12 Things You’ll Need For The Last Frontier

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Packing for an Alaska cruise can be challenging, even for highly experienced travelers. Alaska’s weather is difficult to predict and extremely changeable, making it possible to experience multiple seasons in a single week. The Last Frontier is also a visual paradise filled with incredible wildlife and scenic wonders, so you’ll want to be bring along […]

9 Reasons To Cruise Crystal Serenity

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Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises announced its plans to sail a series of round-trip Bahamas itineraries from Nassau and Bimini from July through at least October this year. Voyages will take place on Crystal Cruises’ award-winning Crystal Serenity. The seven-night all-Bahamas sailings will visit a series of enchanting tropical isles including Harbour Island, Great Exuma, […]

9 Best Destinations For Family Cruises

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Selecting the right destination sets the stage for a great family vacation. If you’re seeking inspiration for your next family cruise, you’ve come to the right place. Cruise lines are catering to families with kid-friendly activities and amenities, making it easier than ever for families to explore the world by cruise ship. There are so […]

7 Best Cruise Lines for Babies and Toddlers

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For parents wondering whether you can take a baby or toddler on a cruise, the answer is yes. Taking a baby on a cruise ship is possible on most lines when little ones are at least 6 months of age, but some cruise lines are more baby-friendly than others. While certain kid-friendly cruise lines cater primarily to […]

The 7 Best Lines For a Family Reunion Cruise

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Cruises are a superb vacation value and provide an ideal setting for family reunions. Family groups can explore amazing destinations and choose activities and amenities for every member of the family, all in a relaxing and fun travel environment. Highly inclusive vacation packages, flexible daily itineraries, and a wide variety of dining choices make family […]

Family River Cruises: Which River Cruise Lines Are Best for Kids?

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River cruising is becoming increasingly popular with families and multigenerational groups, particularly kid-friendly river cruises in Europe. On these enriching river cruises for families, adults and kids of all ages can bond while enjoying a rich variety of cultural, adventure and learning experiences. Small ship family riverboat cruises offer a relaxing way for families to […]