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Cruise Line Profiles: Royal Caribbean

A true bang-for-your-buck option, Royal Caribbean is a great cruise line for those looking to save a bit of money and still get an excellent experience under their belts. With this said, a cruise line as prolific as Royal Caribbean can be a bit hard to take in all at once. That's what we're here for! Read on to find a breakdown of what Royal is all about to see if it's for you. Read more [...]

What is an Adults-Only Cruise?

For those of us without kids, or parents who simply want to get some time away and spend it on themselves, there are some adults-only cruise options out there. While the term might imply a racy time, there's really a lot more to adults-only cruises, with an emphasis being placed on sophistication and relaxation. Read more [...]

A Look At Some of the Best Restaurants on Cruise Ships

Some people see cruises as a unique dining opportunity, a chance to eat from five-star restaurants while sailing across the sea. While not everyone can afford to go on a luxury cruise to sample Michelin-starred meals, everyone can read about these restaurants and salivate over some food fantasies. So, join us in a review of some of the best food that cruise lines have to offer, and maybe find some inspiration for a future trip! Read more [...]

Is Your Cruise Ship Clean? Here’s How to Know for Sure

The cleanliness of your cruise ship might not be something you’d typically concern yourself with when embarking on a vacation but perhaps in addition to checking out the ship’s amenities, you should also review the ship’s Vessel Sanitation Program inspection report. Most common violations won’t kill you but they might make you feel icky and increase the chances that common illnesses could spread more easily among passengers. Back to Basics The Carnival Fantasy failed a federal Centers Read more [...]
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Behind the Scenes: How Does a Cruise Ship Itinerary Get Put Together?

One of the best things about cruising is how easy it is to visit multiple ports of call without having to unpack your suitcase more than once. It seems so effortless. But is it really? There’s actually a lot that goes on behind the scenes when a cruise ship company plans an itinerary, and that planning starts many months, if not years, in advance. A Delicate Balancing Act A cruise line has to fine tune an itinerary so that all of its priorities are equally and satisfactorily met. That means Read more [...]

How to Manage a Packing Emergency on Your Cruise

Some people are born travelers. They know exactly what to pack, how to pack, and never worry at the end of their trip that everything won’t fit back into the suitcase. And then there are the rest of us. If you’re worried that you’ll have trouble getting everything home from your cruise--whether because of size or weight--here are a few tips to help you manage a last-minute packing emergency as you prepare to disembark from your cruise: 1. Be prepared. When initially packing your suitcase Read more [...]