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Overboard Deaths on Cruise Ships Reach Record High

According to a study by the cruise industry, 270 people have gone overboard on cruise ships from 2000 to 2016. The highest number in a single year was in 2015 when there were 27 victims. But when the final numbers come in for 2018, there could be a new record. Read more [...]

Carnival Rethinks Rumored Policy Change Regarding Free Room Service

It has been about a week since the rumors began to circle that Carnival was eliminating its free room service. The claim was that in January the cruise line would no longer be offering free room service for all meals. The new offering was going to be more of an a la carte menu, but the continental breakfast would remain free. Read more [...]
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Great Cruise Activities for 2019

Guests on today’s cruise ships still want to be able to relax on the deck for a bit, but not until they have satiated their desire for activity and excitement. Read more [...]

Why a Cruise is the Perfect Chance to Practice Mindfulness

Most folks lead pretty hectic lives full of family and work obligations that leave them feeling exhausted and burned out. The idea of a vacation may even feel like just one more thing on the to-do list instead of a chance to take a real break from daily life and recharge. And while that might be true for many kinds of trips, taking a cruise offers passengers an extended opportunity to find mindfulness at sea. Read more [...]

5 Camera Tips for Cruise Ship Vacations

After all the perfume is used, the candies or coffee have been enjoyed, and the suntans have faded, the photographs from a cruise ship vacation take on additional value. Photos are powerful mementos of great trips gone by and can take you back to that moment – on the beach, at a local festival, or watching your child try an exotic dish for the first time – instantly. Here’s how to ensure you’re camera-ready at all times. Read more [...]

Brush Up on a Foreign Language Before Your Cruise

One of the most exciting parts of cruise ship travel can be visiting places where other languages are spoken. Sure, many people speak English in touristy areas; however, sometimes you want to be able to understand simple signs and basic courtesies in the native language. Even if you’ve had no prior foreign language learning, you can pick up a few simple words and phrases before your trip. Read more [...]