Cruise Tip of the Week: Visit the Spa on a Port Day

Tip: Cruise ship spas charge more than what you’d pay at a typical day spa. And while any massage you get on vacation is a splurge, there are ways to save. If your muscles are aching for hot stones and lavender oils, book a spa treatment on a port day. When it’s slow, spas often […]

Member Review of the Week: Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Cruise Ship: Regent Seven Seas Mariner Itinerary: Western Mediterranean Member: halobill Background: Between premium steaks and refreshing cocktails by the pool, halobill felt wined and dined on his second Regent sailing thanks to a solo traveler deal he couldn’t pass up. The ship — which made its way from Venice to Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, France […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Choose Your Cabin Wisely

Tip: When booking a cruise, you’re able to select where you want to stay from a map of all the cabins. But how do you know which one to choose? For starters, it’s good to know which cabins to avoid. For example: You might be set on an inside cabin, but make sure it’s midship […]

Member Review of the Week: Celebrity Reflection

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Reflection Itinerary: Eastern Mediterranean Member: LA_Girl Background: One night at a little boutique hotel in Rome was the perfect start to LA_Girl’s 11-night cruise through Italy, Greece and Turkey. She and her other half stayed in an Aqua Class cabin, enjoying perks like exclusive access to her favorite restaurant, while gravitating toward […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: How to Get a Cheap Cruise Using Social Media

Tip: Social media savvy? Twitter is like a shopping mall for cruise deals. Just about every agent and agency tweets its best offers. A few accounts to follow are (@cruisedeals), (@cruisecom) and Best Travel Deals (@cruisedealsbtd). Cruise lines have jumped on the trend as well, so be sure to follow the ones that […]

Member Review of the Week: Ruby Princess

Cruise Ship: Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess Itinerary: Alaska Member: dihays Background: Would you ever have your wedding or honeymoon on a cruise? Dihays and her husband combined both on their recent trip to Alaska. It was their first cruise, so while the extra special treatment may be hard to compare to a regular sailing, they […]

July 2015 Desktop Wallpaper: Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Get your July 2015 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! Cruises along the Norwegian Fjords are in full swing. We hope this photo of Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas docked in Alesand, Norway, will inspire you to consider your own Norwegian Fjord cruise. Here’s how to put this photo on your computer, tablet or cell phone: 1. […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Arrange Your Own Transfers

Tip: Your cruise is booked. Now you need to need to figure out how you’re getting to the terminal from your hotel or the airport. It’s easy to give into to the cruise lines’ transfer services when they’re only a click away, but with a little research, you can save a lot of money traveling […]

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