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Pre-Cruise Hotel Review: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront near Port Canaveral

When cruising out of Port Canaveral, it’s convenient, and often more relaxing, to get a hotel in Cocoa Beach the night before you sail.  We’ve stayed at multiple hotels near the port, but we keep going back to one of them, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.  Let’s look at what frequently makes this hotel the right choice for us, so you can see if it is right for your next trip... read more

Evolving COVID Restrictions on Cruises? Maybe, but Temper Your Expectations

 

mask, sunscreen, covid test for cruise

Since the resumption of cruising, there has been a lot of talk about the types of rules and restrictions that have been put in place.  The nuances of these can vary by ship and sailing, but there are three main components that are semi-consistent: masks, testing, and vaccines.  As we change how we live with COVID on land, there are expectations that the rules for cruising will loosen up soon.  Will they?  Well, maybe… read more

Video: Virgin Voyages' Beach Club at Bimini - Tour & Review

Bimini Beach Club - Virgin VoyagesThe Beach Club at Bimini is a resort-style destination with soft and beautiful beaches, nice pools, and great food.  When Virgin Voyages is in port, it becomes a specialized and exclusive destination only for Virgin sailors, and takes on some qualities and very much make it feel like a continuation of the shipboard experience.  On this tour, we discuss the amenities, logistics, activities, and what we love and don't... read more

Celebrity Apex Live Blog - Day 7 - Nassau, an Announcement, and Goodbyes

I’ll admit I didn’t think it was going to happen, given recent updates to rules controlling whether ships could dock here, but with very few COVID cases onboard, we were alongside our berth in Nassau right on time and ready to make the most of our final day.  The biggest challenge turned out to be figuring out how to do it all on our last full day on Celebrity Apex... read more