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25 February 2019

Uniform on a cruise - what to wear?

Just about every cruise line has a dress code of some type. (Except for the occasional nudist charter, they all at least agree that clothing is required!) But, from there on, dress codes range from those where dressing for dinner means putting on a clean T-shirt to those where any male passenger not ...

04 January 2019

Classes of cruise companies

Cruise Line Types Crystal Cruises ship, the Crystal Symphony, falls into the Ultra-Luxury category. Image courtesy of Crystal Cruises. One of the key elements of a happy cruise is finding the line that’s right for your particular needs. The cruise lines fall into various categories, and to help you ...

03 January 2019

How to choose a cabin?

Your room on a cruise ship is called a cabin (or stateroom) and is akin to a hotel room, but typically much smaller. Choosing a cruise ship cabin can be fun and challenging at the same time, and not just a little bit frustrating on occasion. Cabins fall into different types or "categories," and some ...

03 September 2018

What are cruise fares, port charges and tips (or service charge)?

Port charges Whenever a сruise ship docks at a port of call, the local authorities require a fee. Before a cruise starts, the cruise line will add up the port charges from the different ports of call on the cruise itinerary and will pass the cost of these port charges on to the passengers. Different ...

01 September 2018

What's included in fare (and what's not)?

What's included in fare (and what's not)? Cruise fares on mainstream lines include your accommodations, plus food in multiple restaurants and onboard entertainment. Kids clubs also are mostly free, but nursery time for babies and toddlers, and late-night group babysitting often carry extra fees. Eve ...

29 August 2018

Are sea liners safe?

Facts About Cruise Ship Safety All cruise ships must be designed and operated in compliance with strict requirements of international law and must follow established rules and regulations to protect everyone on board. Every aspect of cruising is heavily regulated and monitored. According to Cruise L ...

06 April 2018

What to take with a sea cruise

What to take with you on a sea cruise There once was a not-so-savvy seafarer who didn't feel right unless she took two steamer trunks crammed with outfits on every cruise. This, she learned, was not a good idea. Besides incurring the wrath of her male travelling companion, who pointed out that he wo ...