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Oceania Cruises Raises the Bar on Concierge Perks »

Travel Pulse – by Jason Leppert PHOTO: Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. (photo by Jason Leppert) Oceania Cruises has made its Concierge Level Stateroom category more enticing with one of the best onboard privileges ever. The upscale line now offers free laundry, and the goodies don’t stop there. It has also added room service from its Grand Dining Room lunch and […]

6 Cabin Locations That Could Ruin Your Cruise »

    by Kayla Becker Choosing a cabin is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your cruise. It’s your home away from home and — even if you plan to spend more time exploring the ship than in your room — the wrong location can impact how well you sleep which is, after all, […]

What Ever Happened to Former Renaissance Cruises’ R Ships? »

After not even three years in operation for Renaissance, followed by a period of being laid up, Oceania Cruises became its new operator in 2003. (In fact, Frank Del Rio who was once co-CEO at Renaissance, cofounded Oceania.)

Travel Packing Tips for Your Cruise »

Whether for business or pleasure, traveling is usually an exciting experience. What’s less fun is the packing that precedes it. That’s why TravelInsurance.com put together this set of travel packing hacks, so you can spend less time staring at your suitcase like it’s some unsolvable puzzle!                   […]

Take a Tour Inside the Most Luxurious Cruise Ship in the World »

Up in the Explorer’s top, $10,000-per-night Regent Suite, which occupies much of Deck 14, travel agent Bob Newman aka “CruiseExpertBob” was wide-eyed and smiling so hard he could hardly talk.

14 Behind-the-Scenes secrets of cruise ship workers »

From an outsider’s perspective, working on a cruise ship might seem like a dream job. What could be more glamorous than getting paid to travel the world by sea, without having to pay for housing or food? But as with many “dream” jobs, there are a few significant downsides to consider before you fill out an application. We spoke to a few cruise ship employees about what it’s like to live and work on a floating hotel.

6 Essentials You Might not Think of for Your Winter Cruise »

Instead of taking up all the space in your luggage with outfits you might not wear, consider bringing travel-sized laundry detergent packets and a portable clothesline, so you can do laundry. One of CruiseSavvy.com’s cruise essentials is a plastic or cloth bag specifically for your dirty laundry, so it doesn’t get mixed with your clean clothes or make your room smell like wet bathing suits.

Cruise Ships Offer Easy Ways to Add Fun to Business Meetings »

“It has so many options for different demographics,” said Adam Noyes, chief restaurant operations officer for Checkers and Rally’s restaurants, who’s helped plan and host 18 cruises to reward the brands’ top performers. “It’s a good solution for folks that want high activity or low activity. They can create their own experience.”

15 Best Cruise Ship Alternative Restaurants »

–By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor; updated by Gina Kramer, Associate Editor Eating well at a great restaurant is one of life’s finest indulgences, whether it’s leave-you-speechless haute cuisine or greasy, salty guilty pleasures. The good news for cruisers is you don’t have to leave dining choices behind on dry land when you set sail. Cruise […]

How a Travel Agent Works »

Sally Black Founder and Mom Executive Officer, vacationkids Huffington Post               When people find out what I do for a living, weird things often happen… Some will tilt their heads to one side and ask “Do Travel Agents still exist?” as if they were magically staring into the eyes […]