For the next 9 nights we're sailing on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of The Seas to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Because we're sailing as part of the RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com group cruise, you can sail along with us...virtually. Read more about We're on Navigator of The Seas for 9 nights with RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com!
Dining is always a big topic when it comes to cruising as there tends to be such a wide variety of options (and frankly quality) when it comes to food. That variety is great because we all have different preferences (such as vegetarianism in my case), and some, because of medical conditions (such as celiac disease or food allergies). Read more about How to request vegan, vegatarian, gluten-free, or kosher meals on your next cruise
In the 1950's, Cunard advertised that "Getting there is half the fun!", but we're pretty sure they were talking about your cruise (well, transatlantic crossing), not about getting to and from the port. Dining, entertainment, and relaxation are all just steps away as you wake up in new and exciting destinations without the common woes of international travel, but you do however have to figure out how to get to and from the cruise port at the beginning and end of your cruise though, so let's check out how to make this journey without breaking the bank. Read more about Uber, Lyft, Cabs, Shuttles? How to Get to and from Your Cruise Easily & Cheaply
Imagine you walk into a port ready to cruise and you're greeted by name. The check-in process you're used to has transformed into a seamless stroll onto the ship. Once onboard every crew member knows your preferences, you never have to unlock your door or turn on a light, and the idea of handing over a card for a purchase seems pedestrian and laborious. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Carnival Corporation announced their new Ocean Medallions, which promise just this on your next cruise experience Read more about Carnival's Ocean Medallions - Tech, service, and likely some skeptical passengers.
This week's video is a bit different, as not much news came about in the world of cruising during this holiday week. We discuss changes at Paradise Cruise Lines and my predictions for 2017.
Be sure to follow us on Periscope so you can catch us live for these and other interactive broadcast. We'll be live tomorrow from Port Everglades this weekend, talking ship and watching sail-aways!
Most weekends I come to you live on Periscope where we all talk ship and watch cruise ships sail-away from Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park next to Port Everglades. Many of you ask exactly where I am and how you can get there when you're in the Ft Lauderdale area (tip: it's also a great place to enjoy the beach). Let's talk about where the park is, how to get to the jetty, and other tips for enjoying some time watching cruise ships full of people starting their vacation.
To cruise-lovers, there are few things as exciting as knowing a cruise is just a few days away. Everything in the world just feels a little bit better. What if you cancel that cruise right before though? Sounds terrible. I did, but this time, I'm actually pretty happy about it...