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
Did you know you can book cruises at Costco Travel? You won’t find much info about it in Costco warehouses beyond a flyer, but Costco Travel has a huge website with an array of vacations and cruises at your fingertips. While Costco Travel provides vacation packages, hotels and car rental bookings, for this review
Beaches. Sand. Surf. Few think about all the things that might go wrong on vacation. Missed flights, lost luggage, accidental injuries, sudden illness and job loss shatter the perfect trip. Consequently, every traveler and cruiser needs travel insurance. What does travel insurance do for you? Ever known
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 foreign places. On a cruise, you may not get a single passport stamp. Most ports do not require cruises visitors to pass through immigration. If
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 up on your knowledge of cruising with these tips about Caribbean ports. Everyone takes US Dollar There’s no
You got a great low fare for a cruise but when you settle your on board account the last day, you discover the cruise line added gratuities of $12-18 to your account for each person per day. For a week-long cruise this could add another $100 to the cost of the cruise. What gives?
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 fare. Many charge an additional fee. Most large cruise lines have similar amenities included. Small, luxury lines are the most inclusive.
Who doesn't have a secret dream about meeting their soulmate on vacation? Let's face it, lots of people go on vacation hoping for a little romantic action. Some even believe the Las Vegas motto: what happens on the ship, stays on the ship. Unless you’re on a cruise specifically themed for singles, making
If you cruise with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity or Azamara Journeys, your ship might include a stop in Labadee, Haiti. But is it safe? Safety Cruises depend on guests having a great time for repeat business. No one has a good time if they feel unsafe. On
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 visit different places without packing and moving to another hotel each night. If you're planning a cruise with children, make sure you’re prepared for passing