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Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Why your Family Reunion should be on a cruise

Imagine that your nearest and dearest all want to go on vacation together, somewhere warm and exotic. Sounds like a dream come true – the whole family together enjoying a week of sand, surf and fun. Now imagine organizing that vacation – agreeing on a destination isn’t too difficult, arranging hotels, activities and entertainment, transportation […]

On Board Spending

It is so easy to visit the gift shops multiple times a day. Maybe you saw something there earlier that you just have to go back for before it is gone. Some items do appear to run out during the week, but the ports usually have very reasonably priced souvenirs so you may want to […]

Keeping Hydrated

Many cruise lines offer a soda package – it generally works out to about $6 a day with a souvenir cup. This is nice if you drink, say, at least 3 cans of soda every day. But you have to carry the cup with you all the time, and you can’t use it when you’re not on […]

The Shopping Seminar

Beware of free precious stones!  Ok, so you just “won” the opportunity to open an oyster.  Your oyster contains a pearl, or two!  Wow!  Well, you either a) leave the pearls and say, “no thanks,” b) pay for the pearl(s) and take them with you, or c) you have them mount them into an unplanned […]

Sovereign of the Seas

I’m sure you all have a friend who loves to cruise, and is absolutely positive you would love to cruise too, if he/she could only convince you to try it. I had one of these friends. Tammie went on a cruise every year with her whole family. The more I heard about it, the less […]

Past Cruises

Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas July 2007 Bahamas Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas February 2008 Jamaica/Grand Cayman/Cozumel Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas August 2008 Bahamas Norwegian Pride of America December 2008 Hawaii Carnival Victory August 2009 San Juan/Eastern Caribbean Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas March 2010 Mexico/Honduras

Visiting the Spa

There are some great incentives to visit the Spa while you’re on board. Some cruise lines will offer special deals if you book on the first day, or give discounts if your appointment times are while the ship is in port. If you just want to treat yourself to a massage, go ahead, but BEWARE! […]

Your First Cruise – what to expect and how to keep within your budget

So you’ve booked your first cruise, that’s great! You’ve already figured out that it is a great deal to have accommodation, entertainment and meals all inclusive in this moving resort, and with the added bonus of visiting several ports. There are a few things you need to know in order to stay within a reasonable […]

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