Cruises

Nancy Schretter

Packing is one of the most challenging parts of preparing for a cruise vacation. Cruises are different from many kinds of trips, and it's always hard to decide what to bring. Here are twelve top packing tips and tricks to help you pack and get ready for your next cruise.

Nancy Schretter

Deciding what to pack for any cruise is challenging, especially for a European river cruise that involves lots of walking and touring. It's important to be prepared, but also avoid overpacking. Here are some tips on what to wear and a suggested packing list for a one-week river cruise in Europe.

Nancy Schretter

Smartphones are popular choices for taking pictures on vacations. Mobile phones often have excellent cameras and are small enough to fit in a pocket for easy access. If you're heading out on a trip, here are ten fantastic photography apps that will help you get the best pictures on your vacation.

Nancy Schretter

Late summer and fall can be an excellent time to get great deals on a cruise to the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas. That's also hurricane season, and there's a chance severe weather might impact your cruise. Here's what you should know about hurricane season cruises and a few essential tips.

Nancy Schretter

Are you looking for an inexpensive summer escape? A three- to five-night cruise may be the answer. Short cruises are a great way to maximize your summer vacation budget. These cruises depart from many U.S. ports, often eliminating expensive flights and making them a convenient vacation option.

Nancy Schretter

Located in southeastern Alaska, Ketchikan is a favorite port of call on Alaska cruises. This beautiful area offers a wide variety of memorable activities and excursions for all interests. If you're planning an Alaska cruise vacation, are seven great things to do while you're in Ketchikan.

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Many Alaska cruise guests look forward to sampling Alaska's famed local seafood on their cruise. Favorites include wild-caught Alaska salmon and halibut, Dungeness crab, and king crab. If you're planning an Alaska cruise, here are seven great places to get delicious Alaska seafood on your voyage.

Nancy Schretter

It can be easy to gain weight on vacation, particularly on a cruise. The dining options on today's cruise ships are enticing and many meals and snacks are included. Cruise vacations don’t have to be synonymous with weight gain, though. Here are twelve key tips to avoid gaining weight on a cruise.

Nancy Schretter

Located on Florida's Atlantic coast, Port Canaveral is one of America's most popular cruise ports. It's a favorite embarkation choice for vacationers spending time at Florida's theme parks and a convenient drive-to homeport as well. Here are ten great things to do around Port Canaveral, Florida.

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Cruises are an excellent vacation choice for family travelers, and they’re a great value as well. While the cost of land-based accommodations has been skyrocketing, cruise lines are offering low fares and family-oriented deals. If you’re considering planning a family cruise, here are ten key tips.

Nancy Schretter

Today’s travelers are looking for spectacular drive-to destinations where they can escape the crowds, rejuvenate and relax. When you're ready and feel it’s appropriate to travel, consider taking a ferry ride to one of these five secluded islands along the southeastern shores of the United States.