When 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.
Usually 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.
Frequently we associate cruising with relaxing in beautiful tropical weather. The fact is however, that tropical weather includes hurricanes and other severe weather systems, and June 1st marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. How do you plan for this if you want to take a cruise during peak hurricane season? From being flexible about your ports of call, weighing the benefits of travel insurance, and making sure your home is secure, we'll discuss the concerns and walk through how much of a problem this really is... read more
Travel insurance can be a great way to protect against the "what ifs" on your next cruise. Like any insurance, the policy is useless if it doesn't cover the circumstance you're looking to account for. All too often, we read about people unhappy with a policy because they simply assumed the policy covered specific circumstances, instead of fully understanding what they were buying. Are you covered if you can't make it to your cruise? What if you need to leave half-way through your cruise? How much will it cost to go to a doctor on the ship, or in another country? Let's look at some of the questions you should ask when looking into an insurance policy, and chip-away at some common misconceptions. read more
Like department stores, airlines, and even gas stations, some cruise lines have their own credit cards promising perks and savings for cardholders. We looked at a few of these offers and found there are far better deals to be had if you’re looking to save money and get benefits from using a credit card for travel. We’ll break down the benefits, the cost, and tricks you might find helpful in using credit card perks to save money on your next cruise... read more