Would You Book This ‘Bad Balcony?’

I’ve long subscribed to the sentiment that there’s no such thing as a bad cruise ship balcony — but my opinion might be changing. Onboard the brand-new MSC Divina in a forward-facing balcony cabin, you understand the need for the pictured wall of windows: It’s to protect occupants from the blustery winds that front-of-ship cabins [...]

Deal or No Deal: Is This Package Deal Worth Unwrapping?

When it comes to cruising, identifying a truly great deal can be a challenge. Fares don’t typically vary by more than a few dollars between the cruise lines, or from travel agency to travel agency. Savvy shoppers know that the things to really look out for are added amenities and package deals that offer savings [...]

Deal or No Deal: Will You Really Save on This Costa Offer?

If you’re a big Princess or Carnival fan, check your e-mail inbox for a missive from sister line Costa, which apparently is reaching out to Carnival Corp. siblings to fill its ships. We received an offer this morning dangling up to $300 in onboard credit if we booked a Costa cruise.

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