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How to Prevent Jet Lag so It Doesn’t Ruin Your Cruise

As you are packing for your cruise, there might be a few items that you are overlooking if your trip requires a long flight to your departure port. When flying across multiple time zones to meet your ship, jet lag is a very real possibility. But there are a few tips and tricks which can help to minimize the impact that this necessary evil has on your vacation plans. Understanding Jet Lag Jet lag is actually a short-term sleep disorder which occurs when you fly across several time zones. This Read more [...]
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Galapagos – A Bucket List Cruise

The Galapagos Islands, in the Pacific Ocean, are well known as one of the premier destinations for wildlife-viewing. The archipelago rests about 550 miles off the coast of Ecuador and is comprised of 21 islands in total and covers roughly 3,000 square miles. This magnificent haven of nature was one of the first sites to be designated a Natural World Heritage Site. And for travelers who wish to fully experience the true majesty of Galapagos, the only choice is a cruise aboard the Silversea's  Silver Read more [...]
Cruise ship visitors can tour New York City by ferry.

Save A Day of Your Vacation – Depart From New York

If you are a resident of the east coast, then when booking a cruise, you are likely to be looking at ships which sail out of the Port of Miami or possibly another port in Florida. But boarding your ship in Florida means that you need to spend almost a day of precious vacation time traveling to and from the port. What many travelers don’t know is that they can recover that lost day of vacation time, or a great deal of it, by booking a cruise which departs from one of two ports in the New York Read more [...]

Join a Global Treasure Hunt While On Your Cruise Geocaching!

As you explore the different ports of call on your cruise, you can also take part in a global treasure hunt called Geocaching. This recreational activity is a great way to explore a city, find a treasure and add to the adventure of your cruise for free. All you need is a cell phone with GPS or any other GPS receiver and you are ready to begin. Getting Started There are many sites which offer participants the GPS positioning information needed to search for a treasure. One of the most popular, geocaching.com, Read more [...]
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Tips to Keep Your Shore Excursion on Budget

One of the features that makes a cruise very appealing to many travelers is that you can enjoy a nice vacation while remaining within your budget. Most cruises are all-inclusive, meaning that your accommodations, meals and a great deal of entertainment are all included in the cost of the cruise, so once you pay for the cruise your expenses are fairly limited. But the second you take your first step into a port of call, the cost can begin to grow very rapidly. However, following a few simple tips Read more [...]

Castaway Cay – Disney Cruise Lines Private Island

If you are considering a Disney cruise in the Bahamas, there is a very special feature that you should know about. The three, four, five and seven-night cruises on the Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream and the Disney Magic all make a special stop at Castaway Cay which is Disney’s private island! This is a shore excursion that adults and kids of all ages are sure to remember for a lifetime, not only for the incredible beauty but also because of all of the great activities. The Beach Scene The Read more [...]