If you've been on a cruise you may have heard the captain explaining what time you'll be, "picking up the pilot", or maybe you've seen a small boat that says, "Pilot" pulling away from the ship. Maybe you've just heard me annoyingly mention them on my Periscopes. What is a pilot boat? Who are the pilots? Isn't the captain piloting the ship? We'll go over the answer to these questions and surprise you with a method of taking on a pilot that you've probably never seen.Read more about What are harbor pilots?
While cruising is different things for different people, it's no secret that especially when it comes to Caribbean cruises, people like to kick back, party a bit, and drink. Even on Baltic or Alaska sailings it's a safe bet that the bars are among the most popular spots - and why not? It's vacation! For most of us though, there comes a time in our cruise planning that we start thinking about how to control our bar tabs. Some purchase drink packages (a topic for later discussion), others 'pre-load' their on-board account with cash to contain the damage, but frequently people resort to smuggling booze on their cruise.
What's the best way to sneak alcohol on a ship? Well, I'll tell you... Read more about How to sneak booze on a cruise ship, why you shouldn't, and what to do instead.
It's not too likely that many people talk to a travel agent about visiting Alaska and leave convinced that instead, they want to take a cruise...to the Caribbean. For that reason, instead of talking about destinations right out of the gate, I want to cover the question of which cruise line to try out. I so often see the question, "What is the best cruise line?" Well today I will share with you the answer to that question... Read more about Which cruise line is best for me? Let's dig in to the differences between cruise lines.
It's hot, humid, and nearly void of cruise ships. That is the Florida summer. It seems contrary to what you might imagine, but the summer time is not peak cruise season in South Florida. This comes up a lot when I'm out at the ports on the weekend and people ask how many ships are sailing out, so I thought I'd take a moment to explain. The short answer? Every cruise destination has a season.
CruiseHabit.com is a hub for those who make a habit of going on, talking about, researching, and dreaming of cruises.
In sharing my love of cruising over the years, I've realized two things; people who cruise *love* talking about cruising, and there are endless questions about cruising. In 2015 I began Periscoping* ships sailing out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As a Florida local and a cruise lover, I thought it'd be fun to share my view with a few people. To my surprise, far more than a few turned out. I found myself answering questions about cruising, and gabbing out the 'vacation turned hobby'. During these chats people asked if I had a website with more information. While there is no lack of cruise information out there, I thought it'd be fun to share my take on things, spark discussion, and point out some of the great resources on the internet for cruise information.
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