Sunday, February 19, 2017

12 tips from the world’s best cruisers

12 tips from the world’s best cruisers

It’s easy to get lost amid the amenities on a cruise ship. Knowing a few tips can make the journey even more enjoyable. 1. Choose your cabin wisely Choosing a cabin is all about location, location, location. Check the ship’s layout online before booking, and opt for a room with passenger floors above and below [...]

7 ways to save money on a cruise

7 ways to save money on a cruise

March 9, 2012 · ,

Cruising can be an affordable vacation option if you know how to avoid getting nickeled-and-dimed aboard the ship. We turned to three leading cruise experts for easy tips on how cruisers can spend less money next time they set sail — and still have fun. 1. Buy meals and spa treatments in advance “More cruise [...]

Singer-songwriters at sea on Cayamo cruises

Singer-songwriters at sea on Cayamo cruises

June 2, 2011 · , ,

Cayamo concerts are different in several ways. They start on time. They last only an hour. And the speakers hanging from the ceiling tend to sway. Sometimes the musicians do, too. “Usually I go where I want on stage,” John Prine said. “But here I go where the ship takes me.” Cayamo is an annual [...]

Norwegian Epic full of Vegas-style entertainment

Norwegian Epic full of Vegas-style entertainment

It’s not the largest cruise ship in the world, but the newly launched Norwegian Epic, making its maiden port call to Miami this week, has plenty of firsts and superlatives to brag about. It’s the first ship to offer studios for single passengers. It has the largest spa on any cruise ship. And its entertainment [...]

Crazy cruise: 7 absurdities of the seas

Crazy cruise: 7 absurdities of the seas

June 1, 2010 · , ,

There’s something for everyone on a cruise. And I don’t mean that the same way your travel agent or cruise line does. Whether it’s a silly upsell, like asking you to pay extra for fine dining on your “all-inclusive” vacation, or dumb laws that prevent you from boarding or disembarking your vessel, you won’t fail [...]

Mixed outlook for vacation prices

Mixed outlook for vacation prices

March 25, 2010 · , , , , ,

There’s good news and bad news for Americans itching for a change of scenery in 2010. Travelers tripped up by the recession are getting back in the game, and prices reflect their growing appetite in key areas. Still, rising prices for airfares and cruises probably won’t go as high as they were before the economic [...]

CDC makes no-sail recommendation for cruise ship

CDC makes no-sail recommendation for cruise ship

March 15, 2010 · ,

The Centers for Disease Control is making a no-sail recommendation for at least four full days for the Celebrity Mercury cruise ship to investigate recurring outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, a CDC spokesman said Monday. “The CDC and the cruise line corporate staff have not yet determined why the controls that they were following have not [...]

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