All posts by Amy Andrews

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What Makes a Celebrity-Themed Cruise Different?

If you've been a fan of cruising for any length of time, you've probably stumbled across the celebrity-themed cruise, or in other words, one where the sailing is organized around the presence of a celebrity as a special guest star. You might be wondering what makes these cruises special. In a word, access. Read more [...]
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Buying Jewelry On-Board Your Cruise

Shopping for jewelry and watches is popular with many cruise ship passengers. On-board boutiques sell jewelry (usually duty-free) to fit every budget, including high-end and luxury brands. Many people buy jewelry to mark the occasion of the cruise, especially if it’s an anniversary event. Others are simply enjoy looking for a good deal. But can you really get a good deal on a cruise ship? Here are some tips. Read more [...]
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Why Cruises Make for Great Family Vacations with Teenagers

Vacationing with teenagers can provide a special kind of challenge because they’re at a tough age – not quite little kids but not quite adults. A cruise ship vacation can offer teens activities geared to their interests, as well as some freedom, exciting excursions, and even some release from typical family drama, ensuring a good time is had by all. Read more [...]
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I Want It All! Learn More About All-Inclusive Cruises

While all-inclusive resorts have been around for years, the cruise industry has been a little slower to adopt the all-inclusive concept. For travelers who enjoy cruising but not a stunning bill the night before you disembark, all-inclusive cruises could be just what you’ve been looking for. While not every cruise line offers them yet, here are some of the perks that all-inclusive cruising can offer. Read more [...]
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3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Stateroom Space

Cruise ship staterooms feel small, there's no two ways about it. And that's because they are small. Many come in at less than 200 square feet! And it's going to be your home away from home for a few days, at least. So how to maximize the space and minimize your frustration? These three tips will have your stateroom feeling like a cozy oasis of calm instead of a cramped circus. Read more [...]
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What Happens When Your Cruise is Threatened by Bad Weather

While bad weather can hit just about any cruise ship sailing, trips along the Eastern seaboard of the U.S., the Gulf Coast, and the Caribbean are all at risk of interruption during hurricane season from June through November are especially vulnerable. Read more [...]