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How To Tip On A Cruise Ship

Leaving a tip or gratuity for a service provider is simply a gesture to say thank you for prompt, quality service. And in most parts of the world, it is this added income that increases a server’s modest income to a living wage. But what many travelers don’t know is that there are certain standards for tipping when it comes to the huge number of service providers on a cruise ship. Over Tipping? There is one instance where many guests are unknowingly over tipping during their cruise. When Read more [...]
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Win a Free 10 Day Alaska Cruise From Holland America Line

Win a Free 10 Day Alaska Cruise From Holland America Line What could be better than enjoying 10 days on a land and sea adventure in Alaska? Would this experience be even more exciting and memorable if it were free? That is exactly what the Holland America Line is offering to all who enter the Best of Alaska Sweepstakes. But be sure to enter quickly via mail or on the sweepstakes designated website because this opportunity ends in March of 2019 and you don’t want to miss your chance to win. The Read more [...]

Meet Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship – The Scarlet Lady

  The first cruise ship in the Virgin Voyages Line has just been formally introduced to the public as The Scarlet Lady. She was just been placed in the water at the Fincantieri dock in Genoa and is scheduled to be underway in the Caribbean in 2020. This is the first of three cruise ships which are fulfilling a long time dream of the well-known Sir Richard Branson. The Scarlet Lady’s Pedigree This ultra-modern and luxurious cruise ship will be capable of welcoming 2700 sailors, which Read more [...]
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New Cruise Ships for 2018 and 2019

  It is always exciting to go on a cruise but getting to experience a brand new ship is something that only a few luck travelers get to enjoy. When booking for the remainder of 2018 there are 3 new ships that you will want to consider which are currently in service. Carnival Horizon The Horizon from Carnival Cruise Lines debuted in April and is making a huge splash with the Dr. Seuss WaterWorks. The ship also offers several new restaurants and an assortment of craft beer brewed right Read more [...]
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Plan Early to Ensure the Perfect Cruise

When you arrive at your cruise ship it can be very tempting to jump into relaxation mode right away. Nothing sounds more inviting than a cool drink and a comfy lounge chair by the pool so that you can enjoy the view as the ship leaves port. But investing just an hour in planning and booking activities can save you the disappointment of learning that your favorite show is completely booked and so is the snorkeling shore excursion that you had been looking forward to. Check On Your Requested Extras As Read more [...]

Cruises that are Cat and Dog Friendly

It is not at all uncommon for people to travel with their pets. But what is far less common is finding a cruise ship which allows a canine companion aboard. In the case of cruise ships which sail under the American flag, they must comply with the American Disabilities Act and therefore must allow service animals on board. However, cruise ships sailing under a foreign flag, even when docking in the United States, don’t always comply with any or all ADA requirements. But there is one cruise ship Read more [...]