What happens on the Danube stays on the Danube

What happens on the Danube stays on the Danube

Cruising on the Blue Danube is a wonderful experience Of course, the highlights of our Blue Danube River Cruise with Grand Circle Tour Company were the four European capitals we were visiting. Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and...
How to avoid cruise line travel insurance confusion

How to avoid cruise line travel insurance confusion

Some of the most costly insurance issues are preventable  Ashley Ouellette thought she had cruise ship insurance for her upcoming Royal Caribbean cruise. But it wasn’t that simple. She faced the loss of thousands of dollars because of a pre-existing condition — until...
How to get kicked off your cruise ship

How to get kicked off your cruise ship

16 ways a traveler can get kicked off a cruise In a recent column, I discussed the many ways passengers can miss their cruise ship’s sailing. However, once sailing, getting kicked off your cruise ship may be worse and there is little or no recourse if it...
How to miss a cruise ship’s sailing

How to miss a cruise ship’s sailing

There are many ways to miss your cruise ship  Last week, I discussed missing or getting kicked off commercial airline flights. It can ruin your vacation. Similarly, missing your cruise ship’s sailing or getting kicked off your ship can be devastating and...
Extra time before a cruise is the best insurance

Extra time before a cruise is the best insurance

Travel insurance can be a lifesaver or at least a trip-saver. But, extra time before a cruise is the best insurance.  Beyond insurance, travelers can help themselves by not cutting things too close for arrival before a cruise or a tour departs. Extra time before a...
Cruise ship dress codes and other myths on the high seas

Cruise ship dress codes and other myths on the high seas

Eight common cruise myths exposed Recently, on wildlife photowalks I’ve led, I’ve been asked about cruising by those considering it for the first time. They had many cruise apprehensions and misconceptions. They worried about norovirus, seasickness, being...