Duct tape. It’s the powerful, sticky, loyal best friend that should be part of any savvy cruiser’s packing list. Airline destroy your bag? Duct tape can help. Stubborn shower or window curtains won’t stay closed? Force them to adhere to your rules. Bring the whole roll or reduce the bulk by wrapping some tape around [...]
It’s the night before your cruise, and what are you doing? You should be dreaming of exotic ports and blissful onboard massages. Instead, you might be staying up well past midnight, struggling with how to squeeze everything from swimwear to formalwear into a suitcase that doesn’t exceed airline weight limits and not leave anything essential [...]
What happens when you take a white-knuckle flyer and stick her in a float plane, flying low over fields of jagged ice? That’s what I set out to find out on a Rhapsody of the Seas shore tour in Juneau. Alaska‘s most touted excursions tend to involve flightseeing — viewing Alaska’s natural wonders from a [...]
If you’re one of those cruisers that can’t fathom being away from ESPN.com for more than eight hours, or twitches if you don’t check your iPhone for messages every 25 minutes, you already know the Internet on a cruise can be, to put it mildly, an exasperating experience. Your ship may have come in, however… [...]
We’re big fans of group cruising. Pick the right ship and you can easily accommodate wildly disparate tastes for seven nights. But some of reviewer of the week live2vayk ‘s choices had us a little worried. She was sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas as part of a four-family, 16-passenger crew — only [...]
Unless you live on a cruise ship, you likely spend more time wishing you were at sea than actually being there. To combat this landlubbin’ malaise, we’ve come up with a surefire recipe for replicating the cruise ship experience in your own home.
Smart phones make life easier in so many ways, including preparing for and taking a cruise. From helping you pack to mapping a port city, downloadable phone apps have replaced pen, paper and guidebooks as the way du jour to jot reminders and research information. Multiple developers have created similar apps, so we weeded through [...]
Who knows best when it comes to getting a great cruise deal? Travel agents! They see all the current promotions, get a preview of future deals and sometimes negotiate their own discounts and special offers. And when we interviewed a handful for our story 8 Ways to Find Cruising’s Best Bargains in 2012, they shared [...]« go back — keep looking »