Packing for Your Ocean Crossing Cruise
You've decided to try a Transatlantic or Transpacific cruise, and have actually booked it. Yay! Now let's talk about packing for your ocean crossing.
It doesn't take rocket science when packing for your ocean crossing, but there are some things you might forget to bring. So here's a list of things you should consider packing for your ocean crossing cruise.
Don't rely on the ship's library, they're pickings a usually slim and are even slimmer during ocean ...
What to Expect on Your Ocean Crossing Cruise
So you're considering going on an Ocean Crossing Cruise, otherwise known as a Transatlantic or Transpacific Cruise. Ocean Crossing happen twice a year. It's when a ship is moved from its winter route to its summer route in the Spring and vice versa in the fall.
As its name suggests an Ocean Crossing Cruise does just that, it crosses an ocean. Transatlantic cruises clearly cross the Atlantic Ocean and Transpacific ones the Pacific Ocean. Ships that cross the Pacific general go from ...
6 Reasons to Take a Transatlantic or Transpacific Cruise
You might be wondering what exactly are Transatlantic and Transpacific cruises and why should you even consider taking one. Both cruises are essentially ocean crossings done when cruise ships are repositioning from one route to another.
Transatlantic and Transpacific cruises are usually offered in the early spring and late fall. The early spring cruises are done when ships are moving from their winter routes to their summer routes; late fall cruises are when the ships return to their ...
Family Cruising: What’s Included and What’s Not
Family cruising has become popular and affordable. It can be a great value for your vacation dollars. Cruise fares will take a big bite out of your vacation budget, air fare too if embarking far from home. But that’s really all you have to spend. You can budget around the “extras” by cherry picking activities and luxuries that are important to you and your family.
Our first cruise aboard the Star Princess was very costly. We had no idea what to expect and purchased all sorts of ...
Money Saving Tips for Your Cruise
Yay! You're going on a cruise! How exciting!
Cruise vacations have become very popular and for good reason. Cruises are actually a pretty good value specially if you live close to a cruise port and don't have to travel far to board the ship.
The biggest expense is of course the cruise fare, but once that's paid there isn't much more left to pay. Now that doesn't mean you will not spend any more money once you board the ship, far from it! Cruise lines have come up with many ways ...
Tips for Train Travel in Italy
Traveling Italy by trains is inexpensive and convenient. Italy's train system has been said to be unreliable with trains that are constantly late and random rail strikes. I'm not sure if this reputation is justly earned. We've been traveling around Italy by train for over 10 years and have only experienced 2 train delays and 2 strikes. The delays were never more than 10 minutes. The strikes were inconvenient, but didn't really put a big dent in our travel plans.
In my experience ...
Spring Break Family Destination Ideas
It's that time of year again, Spring Break! Many of us are waiting for Spring Break to take a short vacation but are afraid to dive into the craziness going on in some beach resorts. The term Spring Break brings to mind wild and crazy college kids taking over the beaches from coast to coast, I'm sure you've seen them on TV! Don't worry, you don't have to get trampled by the mass of kids partying all day and all night, there are many family friendly destinations you can go to this ...
Maui : 7 Romantic Things To Do On Maui
Conde Nast has rated Maui as "The Best Island in The World" for 20 consecutive years. There's no mystery why Maui has held this honor for two decades, Maui is truly a magical island filled with natural beauty and wonder.
If you're looking for romance you don't need to look far when you're on Maui. The island's beauty is the perfect backdrop for romance. Here is a list of romantic things to do on the Valley Isle.
Watch the sunrise over the ...
8 Romantic Things to Do on the Big Island
The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest of the 8 main islands that make up the 50th. State. It is best known for its volcanoes Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world. Its current eruption began in 1983 and has added over 500 acres of new land to its southeastern shore.
Many activities on the Big Island center around the volcanoes, both of which are easily accessible to visitors. They really are a site to behold, but are not the only things the Big ...
12 Romantic Things to Do On Oahu
The mere mention of "Hawaii" calls to mind, pristine beaches, crystal clear warn waters, and amazing sunsets; all the ingredients for a romantic getaway to the Aloha State.
Every island has its own charm and beauty, and you can find romance on all of them.
The 50th. State is an island archipelago made up of 8 main islands, several atolls, numerous islets, and undersea seamounts. Over all there are more than 100 islands that span 1500 miles from the the Big Island of Hawaii to Kure ...