Must-Have Dollar Store Essentials to Take on Your Cruise »

Chances are you have tons of electronics to charge, but your room might not have enough outlets to support all of them. Pick up a power strip at the dollar store so you’ll definitely have all the juice you need to keep your e-reader fully charged at all times.

Husband Won’t Cruise? His Top 9 Excuses and the Arguments You Can Use to Get Him Onboard »

Modern cruise ships have tons of things to do onboard! If you’re feeling active, you can work out in the gym every day, go rock climbing, try onboard surfing and sky diving, traverse a ropes course, practice your golf swing and join a game of pickup basketball. At night, you can see Broadway-caliber shows (like “We Will Rock You” and “Grease” on Royal Caribbean), try your luck in the casino, embarrass yourself at karaoke or create your own bar crawl. Or, just watch movies in the cabin, swim, play board games and read if you need downtime.

5 ways to stay safe while traveling abroad that you haven’t considered yet »

The US Government offers the free service STEP, or the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, for Americans who are traveling abroad. A free STEP enrollment means you connect with the nearest US embassy and enroll your trip with it. The embassy knows when you’ll be out of the country, which means it can contact you more easily if the area experiences any disasters, such as bad weather or civil unrest. Friends and family members can also contact you if an emergency occurs.

Bottoms Up! A Guide to Cruise Line All-You-Can-Drink Packages »

First it was a trend — now it’s here to stay: Mainstream cruise lines have embraced all-inclusive drinks packages.

On Your Next Cruise, How to Sleep Like a Baby »

Travel can be enjoyable, exciting, entertaining – and exhausting. A cruise is no exception, and you’ll need a good night’s sleep every night so you don’t miss any of the different activities and ports of call on the itinerary.

What’s Your Free Cruise Perk Really Worth? »

While the value of other deals might be higher in terms of dollars and cents, onboard credit has no strings attached. If you’re looking for a pure freebie, with the flexibility to use it however you’d like, this is a surefire pick.

10 Signs You’re Addicted to Cruising »

by Ben Souza Cruise Fever, also known as post cruise depression, affects everyone in a different way.  For some it starts the moment they head back to work yet for others it begins at disembarkation and while standing in line for customs.  Here are 10 signs that you have Cruise Fever and are addicted to […]

Cruising 101: Choosing an Ocean Cruise Line »

There are four main categories of cruise line quality increasing in cost in order of standard ones, premium ones, upscale ones and luxury ones, and in each category, there are a number of different lifestyles to be expected onboard each individual line.

10 Reasons Why I Can’t Stop Cruising »

Cruise Fever — by Ben Souza It only took one cruise, a four night voyage on the Norwegian Sky to the Bahamas, for me to fall in love with cruising.  I enjoyed it so much, I was home less than than 48 hours and I had already booked my 2nd cruise. What do I love about taking a […]

Why Cruising is Statistically the Safest Form of Travel »

In 2016, the cruise industry will carry an estimated 23 million passengers, and they are in very good hands statistically, even safer than on commercial flights, which are widely known as a secure form of travel.