Cruise Preparation

It's good to let loose every now and then, but you need to be considerate of other passengers.

Setting off on a cruise gives you the chance to meet and get to know a menagerie of quirky and colorful individuals. It's an experience you simply can't get by taking a plane, train or car ride. Not all of these personalities are positive, however....
Take these tips on board if you need to some alone time on your cruise.

On the one hand, cruises are all about adventure. They're about imprinting new, incredible sights onto your memory and experiencing fresh new flavors you never imagined existed. On the other hand, there's only so much adventure and excitement our bodies and minds can handle. We...
First aid kits can differ from person to person.

There are a lot of things you have to remember to pack for a cruise: clothes, entertainment, toiletries and chargers, just to name a few. One item that no suitcase should be go without is a first-aid kit. The name "first-aid kit" belies the item's...
Taking a cruise with your kids doesn't have to be a nightmare.

Children can bring untold joy to our lives and make us look at the world with fresh eyes. Even so, there's practically no end to the horror stories of parents taking their kids on a trip and seeing their dream holiday quickly degenerate into...
Make sure you've got bug spray to keep these pesky little guys away in the more exotic locales.

Your toothbrush. Your laptop charger. At least one change of underwear. These are things you mustn't forget to pack wherever you're going - and however you're getting there. But when going on a cruise, there are a few items specific to the experience that no...
Picking the right shore excursions on your cruise will help you make the most of your vacation.

When you're planning your cruise, you might be unsure which excursions to book. Cruise ships usually offer plenty of fun and exciting options, but when everything looks great, it can be hard to choose. Here's how you can make sure you're spending your time...
Cruises that take you through multiple climates need extra packing considerations.

Packing for one climate is often a challenge - two can be a downright pain. If you're going on a cruise that takes you through multiple weather regions and temperatures, however, you need to be prepared for all of it. Packing for warm weather...
Cruises don't have to break the bank.

Cruising on a budget can seem like an impossible feat. After all, cruises tend to be a little pricey, and that's before you consider flights, excursions, and other costs associated with vacationing at sea. Here are six tips to help you make cruising a...
Ginger can help settle your stomach and prevent nausea on a cruise.

Seasickness is a form of motion sickness experienced by people on ships. It happens for the same reason as any kind of motion sickness - a disagreement in the signals your body sends to your brain. Your body detects motion a number of different...
Avoid these mistakes to skip vacation-related headaches.

If you're heading out on vacation soon, you need to make sure you're well-prepared. Unfortunately, so much planning goes into getting ready for a trip that some things fall through the cracks. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid before traveling: 1. Posting online You're...