What to Consider When Picking an Affordable Cruise

Much like shopping around for well-priced flights, picking an affordable cruise is an art. It requires proper technique to pull off successfully. Luckily, however, it's a skill that can be easily learned. But you should note that picking an affordable cruise requires more than just going to a cruise website and just sorting by price. Although that will help you find the cheapest options, you still need to consider your travel style, your goals, and what kind of cruise experience you really want. Someone who is great at finding affordable cruises will also be great at finding the right affordable cruise. Read more [...]

Check Out Holland America’s Celebration Sale

Holland America has something they'd like to celebrate! Their Celebration Sale offers up to 50% off of select cruises. According to the cruise line, the sale is a way of acknowledging the fact that their entire fleet is back in service after a hiatus due to the pandemic. "Having our full fleet of 11 ships back in services after more than two years on pause is cause for celebration, and the promotion is our way of thanking guests for their loyalty and choosing to cruise with Holland America Line," said the cruise line's COO Beth Bodensteiner. Read more [...]

Three Luxurious Ponant Itineraries

Ponant offers some of the most luxurious cruises out there. No matter what itinerary you pick, you're bound to be impressed. They sail all over the world, including far-flung locations like the Arctic and Antarctica. If you're into expedition-style cruises on small, incredibly comfortable ships, they are the brand for you. To help inspire your spirit of adventure, here are three Ponant itineraries that belong on any traveler's bucket list. Read more [...]

Fire Erupts on Carnival Freedom

The Carnival Freedom had a more eventful day than was planned on May 26th. A fire erupted on the ship as it was docked. Freedom, which has been sailing for Carnival since resuming service on October 9th, 2021, was sailing an itinerary in Turks and Caicos at the time of the disaster. Guests were indeed on board when the fire broke out, but there were luckily no reported injuries. The response to the fire was immediate, with Carnival brand ambassador John Heald saying, "Earlier this morning, Carnival Freedom's emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk." Thanks to this fast response, guests were able to keep their trip going, with Heald adding, "All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore." Read more [...]

Why You Should Take a Great Lakes Cruise

Great Lakes cruises are an underrated part of the industry. This is partially due to the fact that few people know about these cruises! While ocean and river cruises seem to get all the love, there are many incredible itineraries that take place on the Great Lakes. This sector of the cruise industry is growing, with many cruise lines now starting to offer trips on the lakes. While they might sound like an underwhelming cruise destination compared to the ocean, you'd be surprised at just how big the Great Lakes are. It's easy to forget you're not out at sea while sailing on them! To get you excited about the idea of a Great Lakes cruise, let's go over a few of the reasons why they're so amazing. Read more [...]

Three Great Summer 2022 Cruises from Norwegian

Summer 2022 is looking to be a return to form for the cruise industry. Norwegian's calendar for the season is pretty stacked. If you're looking for a great gift, a fun shared experience, or just an affordable vacation for yourself, any of these summer 2022 itineraries from Norwegian will be perfect. Read more [...]