10 Dos and Don’ts for Throwing a Nautical Theme Party

Summertime. It’s enough of an excuse to host a nautical theme party for you and your fellow cruise-lovers, but throwing a great soiree requires work. Sure, you can Google a “how to” list that tells you the basics, like setting a date and knowing how much food to order, but it most likely won’t remind […]

Which Cruise Line is Best, Based on the Myers Briggs Personality Test

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a psychological assessment that measures how people perceive the world. Read on to see which cruise line you should try, based on your type. ENFP: Azamara Club Cruises Free spirits by nature, ENFPs are independent travelers who crave adventure, emotional connections and endless possibilities. They are often the life of […]

Q&A: HGTV’s Property Brothers Talk Cruising

If you binge-watch HGTV like I do, you’re most likely familiar with Jonathan and Drew Scott. The duo best known for helping couples find, buy and flip fixer-uppers into their dream homes in “Property Brothers” will be hosting Sailing With the Scotts: Ultimate Design Cruise this November 16 – 20. The four-night theme cruise on […]

7 Reasons You Should Try Princess’ New Alaska Cruise Program

Midnight sun, otherworldly views and some of the best seafood you’ll ever eat… the list of reasons people seek out an Alaska cruise in the summer could go on. Princess Cruises has long received kudos for its standout voyages to the Last Frontier; it won the “Best Itineraries” award in our 2014 Editors’ Picks. When […]

Towel Animals That Can’t Even

And you think YOU’RE having a bad day. Check out our gallery of towel animals who are over it. This towel animal is having an identity crisis with its clashing-color body. (unknown) This towel animal is not okay with being choked by its own legs. (Photo: HOTELCURLY) Please share this post!

9 Ways to Get Sick on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ships get a bad rep when it comes to Norovirus. Call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure the stomach flu can happen wherever people are in a small area. Since health officials are only required to track illnesses on ships — not hotels or resorts – it seems TV cameras congregate only when sickness […]

21 Signs You’re a Cruise Addict

Anyone can say they’re addicted to cruising. It’s easy to get hooked after one week of basking in the sun and fresh salty air, hopping around exotic lands without a worry in the world. But it takes a special set of credentials to actually bear the label. Cruise addicts are fully aware — and accepting […]

Hope for the Holidays: The Gift of Cruise

Giving seems to become instinctual this time of year. Our hearts are warmed by stories of people donating to the less fortunate, or the smile on a child’s face when he or she gets one gift and starts to believe in Santa. This holiday season, a cruise line is shedding hope in its own way. […]

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