I'm Always Unlucky on Carnival Cruises
Almost every Carnival Cruise that I've been on, I've had something go wrong and needed to make a complaint to the guest services about it. The first time my AC and shower weren't working, the second time my bathroom was leaking, and the most recent cruise my AC wasn't working again.
Why I Prefer Traveling by Cruise Over Traveling by Plane
I prefer traveling by cruise because the amount of activities takes my mind off my anxiety, it's much more comfortable than seats on the plane and the price of a cruise is all-inclusive.
17 Tips for Staying Safe and Well on a Cruise Ship
Cruising can be a little intimidating, especially the first time around. These tips can help you feel safer and more secure whilst on a cruise so that you can get down to the business of having fun.
How to Pack for a Cruise Vacation: A Beginner's Guide
Packing for your cruise vacation can be a real pain! Here are some tips to consider before you head off on your next world cruise so you can save room in your luggage for duty-free items instead.
Top 10 Tips for Cruising Solo (and Having a Blast!)
Travelling with friends or family can be fun, but if the need to travel hits and no one can come with you, embrace the opportunity to travel by yourself and forge your own path. Here are 10 tips for your next solo cruise.
A Guide to Taking Cruises With a Disability or Illness
Traveling with a disability can be a tiring and somewhat painful ordeal. Having a chronic or invisible illness means that we are always wondering if an accessible option is going to be available. Are you prepared to travel?
What to Do at the Cruise Port in Freeport, Bahamas
Photos and useful information about visiting the city of Freeport, Bahamas.
The Best Place to Get a Cup of Coffee or Tea on a Cruise Vacation
Craving caffeine on your cruise, but not sure where to get it? These tips will help you navigate your way to a good cuppa.
Cruising With Children: Helpful Cruise Tips for Your Sanity
Having a cruise holiday can be great fun, but can you have just as much fun when you take a baby on board the ship with you? Yes, you can; just make sure you plan ahead of time.
How to Avoid Getting Seasick on a Cruise (12 Tips and Tricks)
Seasickness on your cruise holiday can really be the worst. Keep reading to find out the 12 tips and tricks for avoiding motion sickness on our cruises over the years.
5 Overrated Cruise Activities That Will Just Take Your Money
Cruise vacations are my holiday of choice every time. However, there are a few cruise activities that are a bit overrated and are wastes of money generally.
5 Hidden Costs of Cruising (From Parking to Premium Dining)
New to cruising? This article is for you. I share some tips that I've learned over the past 18 years of cruising to help you have the best cruise experience.
How to Pick the Right Stateroom: Which Cabins to Avoid on Your Cruise
After a couple of cruises, you learn which rooms are best. From factoring in motion sickness to being aware of late-night hot spots, here are my tips on how to pick the best cabin on your next cruise. And find out more about cabins on ships like Allure of the Seas.
Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Cruise
Going on your first cruise? Trying to make sure you don't forget anything? I will explain some things that I wish I knew before my first cruise that may be helpful. I will also explain some pros and cons of this type of a vacation.
Cruise Packing Hack: How to Easily Organize Your Small Stuff
Are you tired of fumbling around for all the small items on your cruise vacation (or any trip, really), you will love this hack for pulling and keeping it all together and organized both at home and onboard. This is a grab-and-go fix that will make packing a breeze.
Are Cruise Ships Good for Holidays?
Cruising is an increasingly popular way of spending a holiday or vacation. There are cruise lines covering all the world's best exotic, romantic and exciting destinations. Cruise ships enable tourists to see and enjoy the most interesting sights in a number of different countries all in one trip.
Cruise Ship Tipping and Prepaid Gratuities: Should I Tip More?
Should you still tip the staff on a cruise when you've already been charged a prepaid gratuity? This is a dilemma and a topic of extreme controversy in many of the cruise groups and forums where I'm a member. Let's explore all the options pertaining to gratuities onboard a cruise ship.
Bars and Pubs in the Royal Promenade of the Mariner of the Seas
Do you often take cruises, and wonder about which boats are best? Mariner of the Seas has a new look, which includes some interesting bars and pubs on the Royal Promenade. We just cruised on the Mariner, and I have lots of info and photos to share.
What to Expect on the First Day of Your Cruise Aboard the Mariner of the Seas
Our review of the Mariner of the Seas, after it went through a month-long drydock and was revamped with new features and entertainment. We chose to see the ship with a 3-day cruise to the Bahamas.
26 Cruise Packing Hacks That Will Make You Love Your Space
Packing for a cruise vacation can be exciting but also a bit confusing for first-time travelers. These cruise essentials make packing a breeze and help you get the most out of the storage space in your cabin. Read on for 26 great cruise packing tips!
How to Get Free Things on Your Next Cruise Ship Vacation
Cruising can cost you, and finding value can be hard. But you can have your cake and eat it too, so read on to learn a few techniques that will help you get the most out of your holiday. You might score free drinks, massages, and even a chance at a free cruise!
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas 12-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise Review
I always intend to write a blog post review at the end of each cruise and then fail to do it. But this cruise warranted a post as it was our best one yet! Read on to discover what you'll find onboard this ship and what to expect during your 12-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean.
How to Take the Stress out of Embarkation Day on Your Cruise Holiday
Ahoy there, my fellow cruisers! Embarkation day can be stressful, but it doesn't need to be. In this article, I'll tell you what to expect and share some tips to help make the first day of your cruise holiday a breeze. So sit back and enjoy!
7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Cruise Vacation
Your first time on a cruise ship can be overwhelming. Whether you want to know more about drink packages or securing a spot by the pool, here are seven tips to help you get the most out of your vacation.
Review: 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise With Norwegian Cruise Line
Here is a review of our seven-day Western Caribbean cruise with NCL's Norwegian Jade. We made stops in Honduras, Belize, and Mexico. Here are the best and worst parts of our voyage.
Five Tips for Your Cruise to Cozumel
Many people in the U.S. take their first cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. If you are planning a cruise to Cozumel, use these five tips to make your trip perfect! Here's what you should know about shopping at the port vs. in town, worthy stops, returning to the ship, and more.