Cruises

Nancy Schretter

There’s still time to plan a holiday season cruise this year. Holiday-themed cruises are fantastic way to get in the spirit of the season. These sailings offer warm-weather ports and lots of fun activities. There are great December deals available, too. Here’s how to find the best options for you.

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Selecting a cruise ship stateroom can often be a challenge. The best cruise cabin for each guest depends on a number of personal preferences, each of which should be carefully considered. Ship layout is key as well. Here are eight tips to help you pick the best stateroom for your cruise vacation.

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Vacation home rentals are a popular choice for travelers wishing to spend time around their departure destination before or after a cruise. These properties can provide many sought-after features. Here are nine key tips to help you find the best vacation home or condominium rental for your trip.

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Packing is one of the most challenging parts of preparing for a cruise vacation. Cruises are different from many kinds of trips, and it's always hard to decide what to bring. Here are twelve top packing tips and tricks to help you pack and get ready for your next cruise.

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Smartphones are popular choices for taking pictures on vacations. Mobile phones often have excellent cameras and are small enough to fit in a pocket for easy access. If you're heading out on a trip, here are ten fantastic photography apps that will help you get the best pictures on your vacation.

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It can be easy to gain weight on vacation, particularly on a cruise. The dining options on today's cruise ships are enticing and many meals and snacks are included. Cruise vacations don’t have to be synonymous with weight gain, though. Here are twelve key tips to avoid gaining weight on a cruise.

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In today's environment, travel landscapes are shifting constantly. Travel insurance is more critical than ever, no matter whether you're flying to your vacation destination, planning a road trip or taking a cruise. Here are ten important tips for purchasing travel insurance for your next trip.

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Located on Florida’s Gulf coast, the Tampa Bay area offers attractions for all ages including theme parks, beautiful beaches, historic areas, and superb museums. The area comprises three popular vacation spots: Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Here are ten great things to do in Tampa Bay.

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Located on Florida's Atlantic coast, Port Canaveral is one of America's most popular cruise ports. It's a favorite embarkation choice for vacationers spending time at Florida's theme parks and a convenient drive-to homeport as well. Here are ten great things to do around Port Canaveral, Florida.

Nancy Schretter

Deciding what to pack is always one of the most difficult parts of getting ready for a cruise. Packing for a European Christmas markets river cruise can be even more challenging because of the weather extremes. Here's a packing list for your next Christmas markets river cruise.