The danger of booking a cruise at the last minute

It’s always fun to be a guest on television talking about cruises. Most of the time when a local station calls me, it’s about someone falling overboard, the dreaded norovirus, or some other mishap. Today I had the opportunity to share a great travel tip: don’t wait until the last …

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Travel industry taking a stand on plastic straws and other pollution

I’m sure that you’ve heard that plastic straws are public enemy #1 for pollution. USAToday.com has a great story about the travel industry, including Carnival cruise line, taking an active role in cleaning up the planet. Click on the link below for the story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2018/05/31/hotels-airlines-airports-cruises-getting-rid-plastic-straws-and-waste/658804002/

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Why Can Motion Sickness Persist, Even After Your Cruise?

Even Navy veterans like myself can experience the effects of disorientation after a cruise vacation. U.S.S. Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13)  It usually takes a couple of days for me to return to normal. Don’t panic. You will probably feel better within a week. Check out this article for all the …

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Can cruises be a healthy choice?

You know it, I know it, and the American people know it! Those of us who love food, love to cruise, yet more healthy options are becoming available. So many more people are eating gluten-free, non-gmo and vegan. Check out the article below to see how cruise lines are becoming …

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Elderly men fight over beach chairs on St Kitts

I know that this story is a little old, but more and more I’m seeing that tourists are losing their patience (and dignity!) A long line at the cruise coffee shop or someone cutting in line at Guy’s Burger Joint can turn ugly real quick. Click on the link below …

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Celebrity cruise line makes a bet!

I had the pleasure of sailing on the Celebrity Solstice way back in 2010. The service, food and the ship were amazing! The new Celebrity Edge will build on the success of the Solstice class ships, and I already know that they’ve won their bet. Click on the link below …

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Dangers of booking a cruise at the last minute

I spoke with someone today about the option of booking a cruise at the last minute. Unfortunately, many people believe that if they wait until a week or so before their cruise sails they will get a steal of a deal. Perhaps, but… The fact of the matter is that …

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The world’s biggest cruise ships

I just read an article from CNN about the world’s largest cruise ships. As you probably know, Marty and I prefer the mid-sized ships of Holland America Line. When my grandson is about 12 years old or so, we may take him on a big ship. Check out the article …

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