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When Rain Threatens Your Cruise Ship Excursion

One of the most fun parts of planning a cruise is deciding what excursions to book, like a day at the beach, strolling through local markets, visiting ruins and historic sites, or spending a day snorkeling and diving in nearby waters. But what happens when your excursion is rained out? Read more [...]
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Why Choose a Cruise Line with a Private Island

As more of the big-name cruise lines arrange private island access for their Caribbean sailing guests, you might be wondering what the big draw is. After all, many of the cruises already visit ports of call where beach excursions are offered. Learn what these private island experiences offer you that ordinary excursions can't. Read more [...]
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Tips for Solo Cruisers

Maybe you’re part of a couple where one person loves cruising and the other doesn’t. Or perhaps you’re a single person with plenty of vacation time who likes to get away from it all without being away from it all. There are lots of reasons people enjoy single cruising. Whether you’re an expert solo cruiser or this will be your first sailing, here are some ways to make your trip more enjoyable. Read more [...]
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A Mini Capsule Wardrobe: The Answer to Your Formal Night Needs

Preparing for your cruise’s formal night can seem daunting if you’re not typically the “dress up” type. After all, in many cases, you’ll enjoy dinner and then change afterward to continue your evening activities. But with a formal night capsule wardrobe, you can pack light and look great. Read more [...]
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Cruise Ship Port of Call Profile: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

One of the old-school cruise ship ports of call (it was the last stop on the final episode of the Love Boat, for anyone who remembers back that far or who’s watched the show in re-runs), Puerto Vallarta is popular for sun, sand, and shopping, as well as a variety of outdoor adventures, natural features, and cultural attractions. Read more [...]

Love Cruising? How About a Cruise Ship Career?

If you’re the type of person who loves cruising so much that you dream of never having to leave the ship, a cruise ship career might be the right choice for you. Cruise industry careers can vary widely, from entertainers to hospitality management, engineering, and more. Read more [...]