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 dinner menus to the perks … Read more

5 Best Cruise Ship Buffets

Cruise ship buffets — you either love the smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat fare and the uber-casual setting, or you hate the crowds, queues and food that’s sat out a bit too long.

Is a Cruise Drink Package Right for You?

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.

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!                         As travel … Read more

Secrets Luxury Cruise Lines Don’t Tell You

If you have access to the forward-facing spa terrace (Concierge-level passengers and above), know that it’s the best spot onboard for stargazing because the ship’s lights and funnel smoke don’t get in your way. Jump in the hot tub and look up, and you’re sure to be starstruck with your evening activity.

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.