Cruise ship passengers get a lot of flak from the general public — and even from other cruisers — for their onboard behavior. But if you’re not breaking cruise line rules or causing bodily or psychological harm to anyone else, why not get a little crazy on your vacation? If anyone gives you lip about [...]
Although hurricane season is coming to a close, a couple storms in the past week or two have caused ships to reroute and change itineraries. That got us wondering just how many passengers have experienced delays on their sailings.
It’s no secret that cruise lines have been offering more dining options in recent years. As many passengers opt for snazzy for-fee options, what’s become of the quality of food in the main dining room? We’re curious whether lines have decreased quality in an effort to keep costs down — or to convince cruisers to [...]
Everywhere you go onboard, there seems to be music. With so many different kinds in so many different venues, we got to wondering what most cruisers prefer. So, we asked ….
No, you didn’t misread the title. “But wait a minute,” you say. “How can the writer possibly know if Disney is for me? I don’t like kids, I’m not the biggest fan of cartoons and I think I’d throw up if I saw Mickey dressed as a Roman soldier.” As a solo traveler with no [...]
More than eight months since the tragic sinking of Costa Concordia off the coast of Giglio, Italy, officials are working to remove the wreck and decide on a punishment for the captain whose poor judgment allegedly caused the accident. With all sorts of talk about a proper memorial for those who lost their lives, we [...]
While reading an old copy of a book that once belonged to my travel-loving grandfather, I was startled when a makeshift bookmark fell into my lap. It was a yellowed advertisement for cruises — specifically, sailings aboard Cunard‘s iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 — torn from a USAir magazine, circa October 1982. Itineraries noted on the [...]
Many factors come into play when planning a voyage: cruise line, ship offerings and size, and price. But lately we’ve been wondering how itineraries (which ranked highest among our readers on a recent poll‘s list of things that affect bookings) factor into the equation, particularly as they relate to individual ports of call. With so [...]« go back — keep looking »