Category: Cruises

Cruise Lines: Learning From The Airlines (And It’s Not A Good Lesson)

I’m a big fan of cruising and tend to write a lot about them. They’re an excellent value and can be a good way to see multiple locations on the same trip. But one of the trends in the industry, particularly in the mass market, is troubling: fees. Cruise Lines: Not The New Airlines, But… …

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A Few More Helpful Hints For A Cruise…

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Sadly, every vacation must come to an end. We recently got off the Celebrity Reflection and, while I’ve done over two dozen cruises in my lifetime, I rarely come off the ship without a few thoughts of “I’m glad I did it this way” or “I wish I had done it that way.” In the …

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Helpful Hints For A Cruise

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I’m making my way back into posting for 2018, but before I do, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite methods of travel: Cruising. As far as I’m concerned, a cruise is about the best value that you can find for your vacation. We just got off a 7-day trip and have a …

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Friday Tidbits For The Weekend

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As we head into the weekend, here are a few deals that are worth looking at… Win Miles And Cruises from AA This sweepstakes shows up from time to time but it costs you nothing and could earn you a nice vacation. Sign up for weekly cruise deals from American and you’ll have a chance …

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It’s Time To Consider A Cruise…

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Most of my writing is about points and miles, but that doesn’t mean that airplanes and hotels are the only way to take a vacation. Consider A Cruise If you’ve never taken a cruise, now is the time. You’ve heard it all before. You’ve seen those Lust for Life” Royal Caribbean commercials. You even watched …

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Win 500,000 American Miles And A Cruise

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I’m a big fan of cruising. I’m not such a big fan of booking cruises through an airline. True, you earn miles on every dollar spent, but you can usually do better through a travel agent, who may give you cash or a shipboard credit. Still, if they’re going to give me a cruise for …

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The Cruise Ships Just Keep Growing…

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A few days ago, Carnival Corporation (the parent of the Carnival, Princess and Holland America brands, among others) announced an order for three new ships. Nothing unusual, except for the size of the ships: 180,000 tons, 5,200 passengers. Size Matters With the new mega-ships, the largest in the brands’ fleet, Carnival Corp is making a …

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News on Cuba; The JetBlue Card

Cuba A few days ago, President Obama announced that he would be visiting Cuba, the first president in 88 years to do so. In terms of travel, this trip is a big deal. While he has been normalizing relations with the country for several months now, actually visiting is a very clear sign that it …

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What’s Going on in The World of Travel…

I’m still on the road, so I’m spending more time on CNN Travel than I normally do, but there were a few interesting articles that caught my eye. Reclining Your Seat The only topic that causes more controversy than kids in first class is whether you should be able to recline your seat. The quick …

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A Club Carlson Bonus and When Not To Get Miles

Club Carlson One of the things that I really like about the Club Carlson hotel program is that they run lots of little bonus offers. It’s the type of thing that can really add up over time, and they’re never particularly difficult to complete. The newest one is no exception: Stay at two different brands …

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