Steal of the Week: Cruise Across the Atlantic from $47 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our fave deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: MSC Cruises is offering a 15-night transatlantic cruise aboard MSC […]

The Suite Life: One Family Lives It Up on Norwegian Star

Ah, the suite life! That’s what chrisc71, his wife, their six-year-old twins and two-year-old enjoyed on their recent Bermuda cruise aboard Norwegian Star. Yes, that’s right. He had a wonderful time cruising with three wee ones — and they only used Planet Kids, the children’s club, once. How is this possible, we asked? It seems […]

7 Rules to Help Keep Kids Safe Onboard

Today’s mega-ships have been likened to floating cities, and like any city, a certain level of criminal activity will occur from time to time. We don’t mean to scare you. Many people never have a problem, but we’ve all read the news reports about theft, fights and sexual assaults that occur onboard. Most adult travelers […]

Cruise of a Lifetime: When Planning Is Almost as Fun as the Voyage

Be you bucket lister or wildlife buff, the idea of a Galapagos cruise pulses with animal magnetism. It’s a science fiction adventure — ship as time machine visiting a prehistoric land of black lava, alien cactus trees, swimming iguanas and giant tortoises. It turns out that pre-voyage planning, which includes ticking off items like “underwater […]

A Long Way from the Caribbean: High Seas, HoHo’s and Haggis

sunluva7 didn’t get too much sun on her British Isles cruise aboard the 680-passenger Ocean Princess with her husband and their grown daughter. The Ireland and Scotland itinerary was a long way across the pond from their usual Caribbean and Bermuda cruises. Yet, despite the dreary weather, choppy seas and in-the-way sofa bed, the cruising […]

Galapagos Cruise: Bug Spray and Blue-Footed Boobies

Three long flights, a $100 park fee and a liberal dose of insecticide spray made luvmytigs question whether her family’s Galapagos cruise was worth the effort. But once she boarded Enrichment Voyages’ MV Explorer she forgot the drama to get there. She evoked our green-eyed monsters when she told of fresh seafood aboard and abundant […]

Alaska Cruise: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

After her southbound Alaska cruise on Island Princess, 21mel was able to put just about everything into three categories. The good included Princess for helping her sister, who missed the cruise because of an airline delay, catch up three days later — even refunding her ship days. Also good: the salmon and the pizza onboard; […]

Luxury Down Under: From Cattle to Clotted Cream

Although most of us have experienced the serfdom of economy-class flight and being herded like cattle during embarkation, it was the remainder of CalifCruiser326‘s three-week luxury cruise to New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, New Calendonia and Australia on Oceania’s Regatta that left us drooling for the fresh scones with clotted cream at high tea, the Oholei […]

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