Virgin Voyages has officially opened their sailings for bookings, for pre-sale deposit holders, they will open to the general public on February 14th, and the new adults only cruise line has announced what will be included in cruise fares.
Diamond Princess has emerged from dry dock after receiving multi-million dollar upgrades.
A Princess cruise ship has emerged from a 14 day dry dock in Singapore with new upgrades, part of a multi-million dollar renovation to the vessel. Princess Cruises is investing $450 million in upgrades to their cruise ships.
We all want the best experience as we cruise through the Caribbean on our favorite cruise line. Those who know me well, know that I love authentic experiences when I travel. Because of that, I try my best to avoid tourist traps.
We already have a previously written post on embarkation day tips, but here we will just talk about when you should try to get on the ship and the best times to board to avoid long waits in line.
Whether you have taken a cruise or not, you no doubt have been hearing a lot about this style of travel in the past decade. The industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years because it appeals to many people who like what a cruise voyage has to offer.
Carnival Cruise Line continues to add new features to their popular HUB app that is available for download on Android and Apple phones.
Cruise ship spas have changed dramatically since the days when massages were offered in converted laundry rooms. Today every major cruise line outfits its ships with wondrous spa facilities that include salon and barber services, spa treatments (for women, men and, sometimes, even teens), thalassotherapy pools and thermal relaxation areas. Spas are so popular that prime-time appointments for treatments often fill up on embarkation day. Spa enthusiasts in the know frequently hit the reservation desk even before visiting the buffet or unpacking.
There is an odd tradition for some who cruise a lot. They find a comfy spot on the pool deck about the time the ship is set to leave port. And then … they watch. It happens almost every cruise. “Pier runners” start emerging from the distance as they run as fast as they can, trying to get back on the ship before the gangway is hauled in.
The countdown to the holidays is on … and for most, that means it's time to dive into the gift-giving experience once again. To help make the task easier for travel agents — and to enhance the travel experiences of their family, friends, colleagues or clients — here are TMR's top travel-related gift picks.
No one likes paying an annual fee to use their credit card, and there will always be some people that refuse to apply for any card that has an annual fee. Others simply don’t want to consider another card with an annual fee, since they’re already paying a fee to use one or more of their existing cards. Thankfully, there are several compelling travel rewards cards that are available without an annual fee.
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