Cruise Preparation

by Lisa Iannucci of Travel Pulse No matter where you are traveling, you need to be safe. Things can happen—injuries, theft, losses and more. You need to learn how to protect yourself when on the road and especially when you’re in another country. Here are 8 tips from travel professionals to help...
How to Choose the Best Cabin on a Cruise Ship

by Linda Garrison of cruises.about.com Planning a cruise vacation involves many decisions. One of the most difficult is how to choose the best cabin type and location for your budget and lifestyle interests. When looking at cruise ship layouts and decks either online or in brochures, those planning a...
Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. ...
17 Epic Cruise Fails

by cruisecritic.com Think forgetting to pack underwear for a cruise is just a rookie mistake? It's easy to point the finger at new cruisers, but you'd be surprised. Even the most experienced cruisers and scrupulous planners endure face-palm moments. And chances are, you can recall one of your own. That's...
An Informed Traveler Is a Safer Traveler

By Seth Kugel of nytimes.com Which sounds like the most dangerous way to spend your next vacation? 1. Going to Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, for the Olympics. 2. Visiting Istanbul, where eight German tourists died in a terrorist...
Keep these things in mind while packing your toiletry kit.

Practicing good hygiene is always a good idea, but bringing every toiletry you own on a trip is impractical. While you should feel confident the cruise you're on will have at least the basics aboard, it's always nice to have toiletries you normally use. Keep...
Get the most out of your time ashore during port calls.

Going on a cruise gets passengers closer to the sea, sure, but there's also plenty to do on shore during port calls. It can be tricky to find the time to do everything you want to do while on land, especially with the brief...
Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage

The Bluesmart carry-on is a suitcase that connects wirelessly to your smartphone so that you can remotely locate it, lock it, and even weigh it. The mobile app lets you see all your data and travel history in one place. Meet Bluesmart! The World's First...
Cold weather cruises are becoming more popular because of the breathtaking  views they provide.

Although many people only associate cruises with warm climates, it's becoming more and more common to take cold-weather cruises. You might be asking yourself: Why would anyone ever choose the cold over a cruise in the sun? Many choose to take cruises to colder regions...
The ports you visit will be a lot of fun, but will also have some potential risks.

We've given you plenty of tips for how to stay safe while on a cruise ship. But you're not just going to stay cooped up onboard the entire time - eventually, you'll make it out to a port, where there could be just as...