Cruise Tips

Cruises are one of the best ways to travel in luxury for affordable rates.


For people with limited time and money, cruising can be an amazing travel option. Whether you’re considering an a resort on the high seas, a charming cruise through canals, or coasting along the banks of quaint communities, I’ve got a keen point of view on ocean liners, narrow boats, and river cruises. And the variety of cruise ports you can visit is endless.

If you’re looking at taking a cruise, we’ve got plenty of tips for you. Whether you’re wondering how to spend your time on board, where to sail, or which cruise line is right for you, you’ll find lots of great advice. From dining and entertainment to choosing a stateroom, let me lead you through the basics of creating a custom cruise experience.

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How Much Money to Bring on a Cruise

3 Tips for Knowing How Much Money to Bring on a Cruise

One of the tops questions when it comes to cruising is how much money to bring. The good news is ...
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affordable cruise lines

Comparing Affordable Cruise Lines: Which One is Right for You?

When it comes to sailing the high seas, there are plenty of affordable cruise lines. If you think you don’t ...
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cruise ship in a hurricane

What Happens on a Cruise Ship in a Hurricane?

The thought of being stuck on a cruise ship in a hurricane is scary. During hurricane season, the Caribbean becomes ...
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sailing on a tall ship

Star Clippers — What’s it Like Sailing on a Tall Ship

Have you ever dreamed of sailing on a tall ship? Thanks to Star Clippers, you can make this dream a ...
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Reasons to Take a River Cruise

3 Reasons to Take a River Cruise

A river cruise is a great way to see the world. These days, you can take a river cruise just ...
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What Does it Mean to Tender on a Cruise?

So you're reading the website description for your cruise, and it says you need to "tender" to shore. Unless you've ...
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embarkation day

What to Expect on Cruise Embarkation Day

So you've never taken a cruise, and you're wondering what to expect on embarkation day. Going on vacation is an ...
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balcony cabin

3 Reasons Why Having a Balcony Cabin on a Cruise is the Best

There are so many amazing reasons why having a balcony on a cruise is amazing. Now, it's no secret that ...
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cruise cabin

5 Reasons a Cruise Cabin is Better than a Hotel Room

A cruise cabin has some major advantages over a hotel room. I know, you're thinking, "how different can they be?" ...
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Stay Fit on a Cruise

7 Ways to Stay Fit on a Cruise

So you want to make sure you stay fit on your cruise vacation. But you're not entirely sure what options ...
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peace and quiet on a cruise ship

6 Places to Find Peace and Quiet on a Cruise Ship

There area plenty of places where you can find peace a quiet on a cruise ship. If you're like me, ...
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Lido Deck

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Your Sea Day on the Lido Deck

The Lido Deck has tons of fun stuff to do on a day at sea. But what is a Lido ...
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Food on a Cruise: What to Expect for Free

Did you know all of your food on a cruise is included in your cruise fare? Not everyone realizes that ...
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The Top Reason Cruises are Better than All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive resorts are a great way to travel. Once you've booked your vacation, you don't have to spend another penny ...
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Guide to Booking Cruise Shore Excursions

Chances are if you're booking a cruise, you'll also want to book shore excursions. What's a shore excursion, you ask? ...
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Do I Need Formal Wear on a Cruise?

When it comes to cruising, everyone always has questions about formal wear. Do you need it, or don't you? That ...
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3 Tips for Checking In at the Cruise Port

Not sure what to expect when you arrive at the cruise port? Every cruise line and port is a little ...
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5 Fun Things to do at Night on a Cruise

No matter your age, there are plenty of fun things to do at night on a cruise. I can't tell ...
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4 Tips for Choosing Early or Late Cruise Dining

Selecting the perfect cruise dining option can be a slippery slope if you don't know the pros and cons to each ...
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7 Ways to Make Your Cruise Even More Special

For a few extra bucks, you can make your cruise even more special. Everything you need to have a good ...
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3 Tips for Choosing a Vacation Destination

With so much world to see, how do you choose a vacation destination? My bucket list is at least a ...
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4 Tips for Getting the Best Deal on a Cruise

Cruises are one of the most affordable ways to travel. It seems every time I check my email there is ...
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Cruise Inspiration: 5 Facts that Will Make You Want to Set Sail

More people are taking cruises than ever before. In fact, the cruise industry is booming. It's estimated 100 million people ...
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6 Benefits River Cruises Have Over Ocean Cruises

Aside from the fact that they're both on the water, river cruises have little in common with ocean cruises. And ...
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3 Reasons to Book an Inside Cabin on Your Next Cruise

Booking an inside cabin has its perks. Of course you want a balcony stateroom—who doesn't? There are few things I ...
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Cheap Spa Treatments on a Cruise Ship

I bet you think every treatment in a cruise ship spa will cost you an arm and a leg. Think ...
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Swimwear: What to Wear Poolside on Vacation

Choosing the right swimwear for a week away is a daunting task. No matter how much you work out or ...
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Cruise Wear Tips for Getting on the Ship

Cruise wear is a fashion phenomenon all its own. The cruise wear you choose for embarkation day depends on several factors ...
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Learn to Have a Relaxing Vacation

I've always been the kind of person who can't sit still. And I found it difficult to have a relaxing vacation ...
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Planning a Cruise: It’s Easy as Pie

Tired of the time it takes to plan an amazing vacation? Planning a cruise is about as easy as it ...
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Travel Inspiration: Tips for Deciding on a Destination

How do you decide where to go on vacation? With so much world to see, we could all use a ...
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3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation Days

Most of us have limited time off work. With so much world to see, the last thing you want to ...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Take Cruise Vacations

It's no secret that I love cruise vacations. But I didn't always. At first, I thought cruising was cheesy and ...
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Things to do on a Cruise: A Fun Day at Sea

If you're like me, you're worried about being stuck on a ship for days with nothing to do. Fear not, ...
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