Category: Travel Tips

Norwegian Escape vs. Anthem of the Seas »

Cruisers have two shiny new cruise ships on the East Coast to consider. Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its biggest cruise ship yet, Norwegian Escape, which will sail from Miami come early November. Making its U.S. debut around the same, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas arrives in Bayonne’s Cape Liberty in NJ after a stint sailing from Southampton, U.K. Both cruise ships are packed with concept restaurants, brand partnerships, innovative entertainment options and an abundance of activities that encompass running, jumping, climbing and even flying. So how do you know which is right for you?

Five travel mistakes people make, and will probably make again »

My friends have done this too, so I don’t feel so bad about this one. There’s nothing quite as disorienting as arriving at your hotel late at night and your reservation can’t be found because you booked it for the previous night.

Your passport is good for 10 years — or is it? »

And then, at the airport, or cruise port, a strange look crosses the airline agent’s face. The next thing you know, your trip is in smoking ruins.

The Captain Is King at Sea »

When you’re on a ship at sea, the captain is always king. You might not be lucky enough to sit at his table for dinner, but remember that you are a subject of his kingdom. For smooth sailing on the seas, remember your proper etiquette, but also keep in mind a few extra rules:

Cruise: How to eat your way around the Norwegian fjords »

While the fjords are a feast for the eyes, Norway’s culinary treats are also worth savouring

7 misconceptions made by cruise virgins »

Ships are very claustrophobic

Safety Tips For Your Voyage at Sea »

Cruises are a fun and unique vacation experience, but they can also pose health risks if you aren’t careful. Remember these 7 tips to keep yourself and your travel companions safe while cruising.

Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs »

Posted by You’ve heard of loyalty programs for airlines and hotels. But cruise loyalty programs? They’re out there, and if you’re a regular cruiser, it’s worth knowing about. Windstar Cruises automatically enrolls you in their Yacht Club loyalty program after your first cruise. That gets you a five percent discount on your next cruise, […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Renewing Your Passport »

Mail renewal is best — but it’s not always available. The easiest way to renew a passport is via mail, since it only requires a trip to the post office.

25 things you need to know about cruising »

Pack no booze. Cruises are not BYO, and trying to smuggle on booze is frowned upon.