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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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Norwegian Bliss- The Largest Cruise Ship Sailing from LA

The five-month-old Norwegian Bliss has relocated to its permanent home in the Port of Los Angeles. At a whopping 168,000 tons, Bliss is Norwegian’s largest ship ever and has a capacity of 4,004 passengers. 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 [...]
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Go Big or Stay Home When Selecting Your Next Cruise

If you are the type of traveler who wants to have the biggest and best experience possible, then a mega cruise ship is the place for your next vacation. You will have more choices and opportunities for excitement and adventure than many towns offer, and they will all be within the confines of this floating colossus. There is never the need to worry about driving, calling an Uber or simply having nothing to do because these ships are hopping twenty-four hours a day, from the time you board until the Read more [...]

Items to Add to Your Cruise Packing List

Even most first-time cruiser have a pretty good grasp on the essentials that will be needed. But it is only after several cruises that you have the full picture of all of the added necessities for a successful and relaxing vacation onboard a ship with thousands of other people. Adding these few small items will not only make your trip more enjoyable but it will make you appear to be the seasoned pro who others come to for advice and information. Your Cup Runneth Over Most people are used to a Read more [...]
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The Best Carry On For a Cruise or Flying

Many travelers prefer to use a backpack as their designated carry on item. Not only does it offer a great deal of space, but it can be carried in a variety of ways. Thrown over one shoulder it is easy to quickly grab and put down when boarding a plane, bus or getting into a taxi. And when it is worn over both shoulders the weight is evenly distributed and you have both hands free for safety. This is great for maneuvering in wet conditions or going up and down steps. Great Cargo Options A small Read more [...]