All posts by Amy Andrews

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 [...]

Make Great Family Memories on a Christmas Cruise

People love holiday traditions but sometimes that constancy can feel stifling. In those cases, perhaps a Christmas cruise can restore eagerness and excitement by presenting the holiday in a new light. Cruise ship companies typically up their game during the holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, leaving no part of the ship untouched by holiday magic. It’s a great way to make memories together as a family. Read more [...]

3 Reasons to Book a Holiday Cruise

While many cruise line companies do change their itineraries according to the time of year, they don’t change whether or not their ships sail; cruises run year-round, and so it’s possible to be at sea during a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Even though a lot of folks can’t imagine not being at home to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, there are some good reasons to book a holiday cruise. Read more [...]

Make Your Alaskan Trip Unforgettable: A Whale’s Song Expeditions

One of the primary reasons many cruise ship travelers book Alaskan journeys is to see amazing wildlife in their natural habitats. And while gorgeous views from cruise ship decks are breath-taking, to really get an up-close, once-in-a-lifetime view, excursions like those from A Whale’s Song Expeditions are the way to go. Read more [...]
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4 Unexpected Benefits to Taking a Cruise

Sure, we've all seen the brochures, television commercials, and mailings sent to our homes about how great cruises are. Chef-prepared meals, long walks on sandy beaches, and luxury accommodations do make cruising sound pretty good. But it's the unexpected benefits of cruising that will stay with you long after the trip is over and the suitcases are unpacked. Read on to learn more. Read more [...]
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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 [...]