Pre-Cruise Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port

By: Scott Lara Scott is a contributing guest while Doug is away on his seven-night Alaska cruise.  For many years, my wife Marty and I would just drive from our home in Jacksonville, Florida to Port Everglades the morning of our cruise to catch the ship. Never again. Traffic on I-95 can hold you up for […]

Video: Disney Cruise Line in Alaska – Tracy Arm Fjord

Beginning in May, the Disney Wonder will return to Alaska for another summer season exploring the arctic allure and outdoor adventure of America’s 49th state. Experience some of Disney Cruise Line in Alaska through this video! Source: Disney Subscribe to our Cruise Updates. Related articles Disney Highlights Excursions for 2013 Mediterranean Sailings How to Choose […]

How to Choose an Alaskan Cruise

Un-Cruise Adventure

Last year I took my first Alaskan cruise. At first I thought an Alaska cruise seemed basic – I pick my port, we see glaciers, and go home. Boy was I wrong! There are a few factors you need to take into consideration when planning and booking an Alaskan cruise. It’s not as simple as […]

Excursion: Juneau Fishing Charters, No Boat Required

Visitors to Juneau who want the quintessential Alaska fishing experience without stepping foot on a boat can now do so now with Chum Fun Charters. The Alaskan-owned charter company offers 2-3-hour fishing excursions offering visitors the chance to cast away on the beach for a variety of wild salmon, including king, chum, pink and silver, […]

Disney Wonder Celebrates Inaugural Miami Call

Disney Cruise Line hosted local port officials and community leaders onboard the 2,700 passenger Disney Wonder for a plaque exchange ceremony on Friday, a maritime tradition between the shipboard staff and port executives. “We are excited to be in Miami for our inaugural season, sailing from southern Florida for the first time. Miami is an […]

2012 Alaska Cruise Season Done

As the Holland America ms Oosterdam sailed out of Juneau last week, it marked the close of the 2012 Alaska cruise season. According to a west coast publication, the port received 920,000 cruise passengers this season, very close to the pre-season estimate of 930,000. A recent study showed that the average passenger spent $200, bringing total […]

Adventure Line Expands Alaska Cruises

InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises unveiled an expanded schedule of their Alaska cruises today. Three expedition boats and four luxury yachts will sail the region offering guests active, luxury or heritage style throughout Alaska in 2013. From May to September, seven boats sail 11 different itineraries from 7- to 21-nights long. Alaska homeports include […]

Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions

You’ve done it. You’ve booked a cruise; the countdown is officially on — now it’s time to plan your excursions – without breaking the bank. It can be done with the right research. If you’ve sailed before then you know that cruise ship shore excursions can add up. The cruise lines are in the business […]

Five Ways to Score Last Minute Cruise Deals

It wasn’t that long ago when you could show up at the dock with your passport in hand and go on a sailing. These days, post- 9/11, and with increased homeland security, it’s nearly impossible. Even industry people who want to go on a ship for the day need to submit their paperwork at least […]

Awards Handed out for Alaska Shore Excursions

With the Alaska cruise season coming to a close, it comes time to hand out Princess Cruises’ 13th annual C.R.U.I.S.E. awards, presented to the best Alaska shore excursions and operators in the region. Congrats to these 2012 winners: Co-Shore Excursion of the Season Juneau: Helicopter Glacier Trek, NorthStar Trekking Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discover, Wings […]