Going on a cruise requires so many types of clothing: daywear, formalwear, swimwear and even gymwear if you’re inclined to work out. Keeping all of that sorted can be a nightmare.
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.
With questions ranging from what to pack to choosing from the many onshore excursions, CLIA asked cruise travel professionals for the top insider tips for both first-time and seasoned cruise travelers to make the most of a first cruise vacation.
Your cruise ship cabin is your home away from home when you’re at sea. But unlike your own bedroom, you can’t tweak the space given to you by the cruise line.
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.
“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.”
–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
One huge benefit to Regent Seven Seas is the all-inclusive value that go beyond the food and drink. (Regent Seven Seas)
The Avid Cruiser with Ralph Grizzle email@example.com (Ralph Grizzle) My son and I leave Western North Carolina and our mountain bikes behind to travel to Turkey, where we will board the Crystal Serenity for a 12-day cruise from Istanbul to Monte Carlo. The journey doesn’t finish there for us, so stay tuned, as we spend a month traveling Europe. On … Read more