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Is Upgrading Your Cruise Cabin Worth It?

Upgrading your cruise cabin is a difficult decision to make. Is it worth the extra money to have nicer accommodations? Well, it really depends on your personal preferences. Some travelers may find that the most basic cabins are fine for them. Others can't stand them. Cabins can get pretty expensive depending on what kind you go for, so it's important to understand what you're getting into before upgrading. Read more [...]

What the Cruise Industry Can Do to Help the Environment

The cruise industry and the environment have a tenuous relationship. Many argue that cruise ships harm the natural world. Indeed, cruise critics point towards the industry's environmental impact as one of its biggest detractors. A study published as recently as September 2021 found that the cruise industry needed further monitoring and regulations to prevent negative impacts. Additionally, it came to the conclusion that the industry was "a major source of environmental pollution and degradation, with air, water, soil, fragile habitats and areas and wildlife affected." Read more [...]

What Is It Like Working on a Cruise Ship?

Lots of people dream about working on a cruise ship. It must just be like taking a cruise vacation every day, right? Well, not exactly. A job is a job, and a position on a cruise ship is not exception. You still need to do hard work, and the reality isn't as sweet as most people imagine. But with that said, there are lots of pros to balance out the cons. Let's go over what it's actually like to work on a cruise ship. Read more [...]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better for Cruise Ships

Bigger is better, right? That seems to be the current ethos of the cruise industry. Cruise lines are always competing to see who can have the largest ship possible. The most popular vessels of today are absolutely massive. The current record holder, Royal Caribbean's recently-completed Wonder of the Seas, clocks in at 236,857 tons. It has a maximum capacity of nearly 7000 passengers, and it boasts 18 total decks. The ship is almost 1200 feet long. Read more [...]

The Best Cruise Destinations for Surfers

Cruises are a great way to access some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many of these beaches are perfect for surfers! While most cruise travelers are just there for some relaxation in the sun, there's nothing wrong with wanting to hop on a surfboard and catch some waves. Many cruise lines travel to beaches that are absolutely perfect for surfing. Surfers should choose their destinations wisely, though, as not every itinerary heads to areas known for impressive swell. Read more [...]

Suffer From Seasickness? Here’s Why

Feeling seasick can turn a cruise from a fun vacation to a painful nightmare in just a few minutes. And here's the thing: there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why some people suffer from it while others don't. Some people who get sick in cars won't feel a thing on boats while others who have never been motion sick before will succumb to the motion of the ocean. Read more [...]