If you’re someone who must have Patron in your margarita or won’t drink house wines, then you might want to examine drink packages to see if they are a better deal. Many drink packages will cover cocktails or wine up a certain amount; if your drink is more expensive, you either have to pay full price or simply make up the difference.
One of the biggest differences between a river and an ocean cruise is the size of the ship.
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.
Cruise ships are continually upping the ante with specialty restaurants that feature international dishes, celebrity chefs, intimate venues, innovative menus and all-round delicious food.
Many cruise lines offer Internet cafés where charges accumulate by the minute. These Wi-Fi hubs are available on major lines, including Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, that offer a variety of other packages as well.
“There are still misconceptions. There are still a lot of people who haven’t cruised or cruised for decades, and it’s the only one they remember. Education on how the ships have changed is a big point.” Freed agrees, “The old perception is you are sticking me in the main theatre.”
By Chris Owen What to expect on that flight from the United States to someplace across the pond for your first European cruise vacation. That’s really the focus of this post; to address the concerns of those who have not flown internationally, choosing the safe and convenient Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or other close-by areas of the world instead. Not that … Read more
A luxury cruise renaissance is on its way as Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and Silversea Cruises all expand their operations from now into 2018 and beyond.
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.
–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 ships are continually upping the … Read more