All posts by Amy Andrews

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Use Your Cruise to Do Good

Find out how cruise ship companies pay it forward and help the others. Whether your interests are education, the environment, or humanitarian aid, learn about cruise companies' efforts to support those causes. Read more [...]
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Celebrate Special Occasions in Style On Board Your Cruise

Cruises are great places to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. Find out what kind of celebration you can add to your on-board experience. Read more [...]
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Lock in Your Spot – Book Cruise Amenities in Advance

Save time and money booking cruise amenities in advance. Sign up for shore excursions, drink packages, photo packages, child care services, and more. Read more [...]
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Why Choose a Passport Card as Your Cruise Travel Document

Did you know the U.S. Department of State offers two kinds of passports for Americans? In addition to the traditional passport book most folks are familiar with, the agency also offers passport cards for land and sea entry to the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. If you need to obtain an international travel document for your cruise, the passport card offers some important advantages. Convenient Size The passport card was designed for everyday use by Americans crossing the U.S. Read more [...]
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The Advantages of Booking a Last-Minute Cruise

One of the best things about a cruise vacation is that months of planning aren’t necessarily needed before you go. Of course, lots of folks do book their trips pretty far in advance. But that doesn’t have to be the rule. A last-minute reservation on a cruise ship isn’t just possible, sometimes it’s desirable. The Beauty of a Booking a Last-Minute Cruise Many cruise lines sell last-minute bookings, whether you’re interested in traveling to the Caribbean, Alaska’s Inside Passage, northern Read more [...]
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Pack for Your First Cruise Like a Pro

It can be daunting to pack for your first cruise. After all, it’s not like you can run out to Target if you’ve forgotten something! But there are ways to cut down on the chances you’ll overpack, as well as tips on how to worry less about re-packing everything for the return trip home: Do pack a pair of jeans/pants and closed-toe shoes. Sure, maybe you’re traveling someplace warm and sunny. Who needs khakis on the beach? But some shore excursions suggest or require that travelers wear Read more [...]