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...
16 cruise travel secrets to help you stay safe

16 cruise travel secrets to help you stay safe

These cruise travel safety tips must be linked with commonsense. Cruising is one of the safer forms of travel. Most cruise travelers have great journeys without incident. Even though cruise ships are relatively safe, just like on any form of travel, each cruiser must...

When a cruise ship upgrade isn't an upgrade

Check any cruise ship upgrade carefully. It may be what you really want. Recently, during lunch with a friend, he received a call from his travel agent telling him his cruise line was offering him the opportunity to buy a heavily discounted cabin upgrade to a...

How to sail happy. Follow these cruise line rules

Follow these cruise line rules. Don’t “miss the boat.” You’ve decided to go on a cruise. You’ve chosen the cruise line, ship, itinerary and have your cabin assignment. Your final payment is in and your shore excursions are booked....

So, how much do cruise lines make by double-selling cabins?

Double-selling cabins brings in extra money for cruise lines A client of mine heading off on a European cruise in 10 days had wait-listed a nicer suite when he booked last fall. Today, I got a cheery email from the cruise line. One of the suites he originally wanted...