Be among the first to sail Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas

Sail Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas

There is nothing quite like being on board a brand-new cruise ship. Sail on Icon of the Seas from the port of Miami to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. As the newest ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, if you haven’t booked yet, it’s time now. While cabins are … Read article

6 things you need to know about Celebrity cruises

6 things you need to know about Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has long been one of our go-to mainstream cruise lines when looking for our next cruise vacation. While we also have been lucky enough to cruise with Royal Caribbean, MSC, NCL, Azamara, Princess Cruises, and Oceania Cruises, Celebrity has become the standard to compare other cruises. We love … Read article

5 pillars of a great cruise vacation

The 5 pillars of a great cruise vacation

What we consider luxury, ultra-luxury, or an elevated cruise experience is very different from customer to customer. Most important is that the expectation of your cruise matches your real-life experience both onboard and onshore. However, we believe some areas can make or break a great cruise vacation. We call them … Read article

The beautiful Amalfi Coastline is a must-do excursion from Naples, Italy

The best excursions ever from cruise port Naples

Amalfi coast favorites that hit your holiday hotspot Jaw-droppingly beautiful, the area south of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, La Dolce Vita, a slice of paradise, and a destination worthy of a thousand more cliches, is worthy of a trip to Italy. And soon. The best shore excursions to the Amalfi … Read article

High speed train at the train station in Milano

How to search, plan and book train travel in Italy

In a country with an abundance of historical and cultural attractions and picturesque landscapes, booking a Mediterranean cruise from or to an Italian port is an excellent opportunity to extend your vacation and explore other bucket list destinations in Italy. A cruise combined with train travel is the best way … Read article

Cruise travel for adventure seekers

Cruise like you mean it – the boldness of adventure travel by sea

Adventure cruise travel has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more travelers seek unique and thrilling wilderness vacations. Cruise lines are building ships designed solely to visit remote and wild destinations, making cruising an ideal way to reach those far-away regions of our world. Sometimes to places … Read article

Save money booking a cruise with cruise fare tracking

Cruise fare tracking – how to save money on your next cruise

How do you know you get the best price when you book your cruise? Cruise fare tracking allows you to monitor the price of cruises over time and, therefore, will enable you to book at the best price. Everyone wants a great deal when booking a holiday. Regardless of how … Read article

Mediterranean cruise luggage packing list

Mediterranean cruise packing list – a quick and easy guide

Looking forward to a Mediterranean cruise this summer and wondering what to pack? Perhaps by now, you have read how changeable the weather can be depending if you are traveling in the spring, summer, or fall. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or a first-time cruise guest, we recommend you … Read article

Answers to the most asked cruise questions of 2022

21 most asked cruise questions of 2022

Of all the hundreds of questions we have seen throughout the year, these are the most common that cruise guests are curious about when planning and booking a cruise vacation. So we thought we would gather them all together in one place so they can help you with your next … Read article

Weekend cruise with Paris excursion and visit to the Eiffel tower

The best weekend cruise with a shore excursion to Paris

If you could choose just one weekend cruise, it may have to be this one. For one weekend only in May of both 2023 and 2024, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has announced a weekend cruise to Paris from the port of Southampton, U.K. Or, more precisely, to Le Havre, in … Read article