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Hidden Cruise Costs: How Much Do You Really End Up Paying?

August 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Cruise costs often look very alluring. Sometimes it's only $250 for a 5 day vacation. Sounds great! But things are never exactly how they seem in the world of marketing. How much does a cruise cost in reality? Most large cruise lines advertise cruise cost rates that include only the base fare for one person based on double occupancy and the minimum amenities with the price. However, first time cruisers are often surprised by

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10 Caribbean Cruise Tips for First Timers

Caribbean islands are easy ports to visit, which is one reason they’re such popular vacation destinations (also warm beaches, yall). Before you head out to the party, brush

  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas cruise ship in Curacao (c) 2018 Alyce Meserve

What’s Included and Not Included on Your Cruise

Know what's included and not included on your cruise. In other words, set your expectations before you board. Don't assume all activities and restaurants are included in your

  • Kids splash pad on Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas (c) 2018 Alyce Meserve

5 Things to Know Before Taking Kids on a Cruise

Today, cruising is very popular among families with children. As a result, ships offer a variety of entertainment and dining options. In addition, families love the ability to

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Is It Worth It to Get Travel Insurance?

Beaches. Sand. Surf. Few think about all the things that might go wrong on vacation. Missed flights, lost luggage, accidental injuries,

  • Maho Beach, St Maartin

10 Caribbean Cruise Tips for First Timers

Caribbean islands are easy ports to visit, which is one reason they’re such popular vacation destinations (also warm beaches, yall). Before

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How to Get Your Passport Book Stamped on a Cruise

Passport stamps help travelers remember their trips. It’s a rite of passage to possess a passport book full of international stamps. It proves that you visited exotic and

  • Maho Beach, St Maartin

10 Caribbean Cruise Tips for First Timers

Caribbean islands are easy ports to visit, which is one reason they’re such popular vacation destinations (also warm beaches, yall). Before you head out to the party, brush

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