How I found cheap business class tickets to Europe to save thousands of dollars getting to and from my cruise – in comfort.
Nothing raises the passions of cruisers like the subject of gratuities. For first-timers who haven’t read through the minutiae of their documents and brochures, the end-of-cruise addition of the cruise gratuity, or service charge, can come as an unexpected surprise. It can also catch experienced cruisers off-guard, particularly if they have been away from their… [Read More]
January heralds the start of a new year, but in the cruise industry, it also kicks off several spectacular World Cruises; massive, multi-month voyages that traverse huge swaths of the globe. With that in mind, it’s time for Avid Cruiser’s look at which lines offer World Cruises 2019-2020: Some of the Lines Offering World Cruises… [Read More]
Back in the 1980s, I traveled around the world with a hefty backpack weighing down my shoulders. As I traveled, my backpack became lighter and lighter and lighter. I started dispensing of stuff because I got tired of carrying it, and I learned that I could do with a lot less than I had originally thought… [Read More]
On January 12, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 will officially celebrate 14 years of service since her debut back in 2004. It’s remarkably hard to believe: the ship, which underwent her most extensive refit ever in 2016, still sparkles like new. During a transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton, England earlier this year, I… [Read More]
When most people picture a cruise to the Caribbean, they envision a massive ship carrying thousands of people pulling up alongside a sun-splashed island paradise. The fact remains that not all Caribbean cruises are created equal, and those seeking a more relaxed, premium, even luxury in experience in the Caribbean have plenty of options to… [Read More]
On the surface, it sounds like an idyllic way to escape from winter’s cold clutches: a holiday cruise. Whether over Christmas or the New Year, holiday cruises offer plenty of benefits for families looking to vacation and celebrate this special time together. Christmas Cruises are stocked with plenty of festive treats and surprises, while New… [Read More]
It’s no secret that Holland America Line offers a worldwide assortment of cruise itineraries, from Alaska to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and beyond. Many of these itineraries come in at a week or two in length; the perfect cruise getaway for those with limited vacation time, or those on a budget. But you might not… [Read More]