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The Truth Behind Last Minute Cruise Deals

The Truth Behind Last Minute Cruise DealsLast minute cruise deals are sometimes talked about like they're the secret you've missed out on which will soon have you paying less than everyone else.  This premise is incredibly flawed, in part because of the way many potential cruisers price shop, but also because of how the cruise industry has changed over the last twenty years.  In better understanding the truth behind sites promising last minute deals, and the reason there aren't many to be had (at least in the way many think), you might just find the deal you're looking for... Read more about The Truth Behind Last Minute Cruise Deals

Norwegian Sky 3-Night Cruise Recap - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 19

Norwegian Sky 3 Night CruiseWhen it comes to cruising, we think that longer is better.  Recently though we enjoyed the newly refurbished Norwegian Sky for a three night sailing, and it reminded us that sometimes a weekend getaway on a great ship is just what the doctor ordered.  Ric and Billy talk about their staterooms, the various packages NCL offers, as well as dining, drinking, and enjoying all that Norwegian Sky and Great Stirrup Cay has to offer.

 

Norwegian Sky Live Blog - Great Stirrup Cay (plus, Great Stirrup Cay: Then and Now)

Welcome to Great Stirrup Cay, NCL's Private IslandThe last day of a cruise can be kind of a bummer, but I did my best to keep my head up and enjoy, especially since we were visiting Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line's private island.  I've been coming here since I was a baby, but it's been about ten years, so I was excited to see how things had changed.  We enjoyed a beautiful day, tried out some new restaurants on the ship, and got entirely too much sun... Read more about Norwegian Sky Live Blog - Great Stirrup Cay (plus, Great Stirrup Cay: Then and Now)

Norwegian Sky Live Blog - Embarkation Day

Our First View of Norwegian Sky from PortMiami

As announced on a recent Facebook Live video, we booked a last minute cruise on the newly refurbished Norwegian Sky.  This weekend sailing is sure to be different than our last several cruises, but sometimes a short getaway is just what the doctor ordered.  Keep reading to find a short summary of our first day onboard as we sailed from a rainy Miami, FL... Read more about Norwegian Sky Live Blog - Embarkation Day

Celebrity Hosts Third Annual Pride Party at Sea with Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon

Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, Grand Marshall of Celebrity Cruises Third Annual Pride Party at Sea

This month, Olympic medalist Adam Rippon reprised his role as Grand Marshal for as Celebrity Cruises celebrates Pride Month across the brand’s fleet.  Celebrity’s 30 Days of Pride have been ongoing since the first of the month, with a variety of multi-generational LGBTQ+-focused... Read more about Celebrity Hosts Third Annual Pride Party at Sea with Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon

New Dining & Drinking Venues Announced for Carnival Mardi Gras Plus More on the Lido and Summer Landing Zones

Red Frog Tiki Bar on Carnival Mardi Gras

Guests lucky enough to enjoy the yet-released Carnival Mardi Gras can look forward to some new food and beverage options, some of them not found on any other Carnival ship.  We've been excitedly watching as more information comes out about this new build, and these announcements have us all the more eager to try out what seems to be a totally new concept from Carnival... Read more about New Dining & Drinking Venues Announced for Carnival Mardi Gras Plus More on the Lido and Summer Landing Zones

Virgin Voyages Mega Rockstar Suites Video Tour - They're What You Want, What You Really Really Want - Expanded Offerings!

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner Rocking Out in a Mega RockStar Suite on Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

When Virgin Voyages sets sail next year, there will be many different types of rooms Sailors can enjoy, but a select few will be in Mega RockStar Suites, and now, they have a seal of approval from Geri Horner, of the famed group, The Spice Girls.  It's not just some cheeky photos of the pop-star is putting out though - we've got new information about some of the amenities afforded to suite guests on Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady and even a tour of the luxe accommodations! Read more about Virgin Voyages Mega Rockstar Suites Video Tour - They're What You Want, What You Really Really Want - Expanded Offerings!

Seven Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 18

Seven Things You Should Know About Travel InsuranceUsually when we think of planning for a cruise, the thoughts are about fun, relaxation, and getting away from it all. Things happen though, and travel insurance can help take the sting out of unfortunate circumstance - but only if you understand it, and buy the right type of policy for your needs.  We've discussed trip insurance before at CruiseHabit.com, but with hurricane season just beginning, we thoughts we'd cover the seven things you should know about travel insurance.