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.
–By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor Cruise Critic is currently onboard Oceania’s 1,258-passenger Marina, cruising to Central American destinations like Belize, Honduras and Mexico. The ship is one of only two custom-built ships for the upper-premium cruise line (the other four are refurbished vessels from defunct Renaissance Cruises), and we love how the ship feels like its smaller R-class sisters, just … Read more
One of the biggest differences between a river and an ocean cruise is the size of the ship.
Cruise ship spas often offer discounts for first-day and port-day treatments. Stop by the spa, or check your daily newsletters to find out about deals.
First it was a trend — now it’s here to stay: Mainstream cruise lines have embraced all-inclusive drinks packages.
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.
By Mike Kelly The Seven Seas Explorer will ply the Mediterranean until late this year, when it will begin sailing out of Miami. MONTE CARLO, Monaco — It takes a bit of nerve to brag that something of yours is the best, the richest, the biggest, or any other superlative that might come to mind. But that’s exactly what Frank Del … Read more
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.
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. … Read more
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.