Azamara Quest arrives in San Diego after 24 people sickened

Another ship has experienced the dreaded norovirus outbreak. FoxNews.com is reporting that 24 people came down with the gastrointestinal virus on the Azamara Quest. Click on the link below for the details and be sure to wash your hands!!!   http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/02/09/royal-caribbean-cruise-arrives-in-san-diego-after-24-people-sickened-with-gastrointestinal-virus.html

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How to avoid the single cruise supplement

The LA Times has a great story about the single cruise supplement and how to avoid it. I can understand that cruise lines count each and every penny. They know that two people in a cabin spend more than just one person. Alcohol, specialty restaurants, shore excursions, the casino and …

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Reporter learns behind the scenes info on cruising

I just read an article from Fortune.com about a reporter getting insider info on cruise secrets. For those of us who cruise frequently, this story is eye opening and informative. Click on the link below for the story. http://fortune.com/2018/02/01/royal-caribbean-cruises-what-to-know/  

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United States Military helps thwart terrorist attack in Trinidad and Tobago

The last time that I heard that the U.S. military acted in the Caribbean was back in my Navy days in 1983 regarding Grenada! Check out this CNN story about how the U.S. military worked to prevent a terrorist attack in Trinidad and Tobago! USA!!! http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/09/politics/trinidad-carnival-terror-attack-thwarted/index.html?sr=fbCNNp020918trinidad-carnival-terror-attack-thwarted0132PMStory&CNNPolitics=fb

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Don’t fall for the “free cruise” scam

The Miami Herald has a great story about the notorious “free cruise” scam. You know the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true…” Click the link below for the whole story. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article198538339.html

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Groove Cruise Miami 2018 Review

Billboard.com has a great review of the recent Groove Cruise. A close friend of mine and I sailed on the Groove Cruise in 2014 and had a great time. We had the opportunity to spend time with EDM legend Darude! Click on the link below for the article! https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8098362/groove-cruise-miami-2018-recap  

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Tips for Cruise Debarkation Day

The saddest day of a cruise is the day when you have to head back home! For the duration of the cruise you didn’t have to cook, clean, make your bed or take out the trash. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, however, check out this great …

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Want to retire on a cruise ship?

My friends at Travel Pulse published an article that is of great interest to many seniors. Considering the high cost (and horrible, bland food) of nursing homes, isn’t it cheaper to retire on a cruise ship? Depends! Click on the link below to find out all the details! https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/you-should-retire-on-a-cruise-ship.html

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Passport Fee increasing on April 2

If you’re like me, you don’t check the expiration date of your passport until a few days before your cruise. The $10.00 increase doesn’t apply for renewals, but if you’re applying for a new passport, save $10 by moving fast! Click on the link below for all the details! http://abc13.com/3023468/?sf181141873=1

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