Cruise Essentials

New to cruising? Get basic facts and information about sailing the friendly seas.

10 Things To Avoid In Your Cruise Ship Cabin star
Cruise ship staterooms are comfortable places to relax on your vacation, but there are some things to avoid doing while there. A few may seem rather obvious, while others have been learned over time. If you’re planning a vacation at sea, here are ten things not to do in your cruise ship stateroom.

10 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick On Vacation star
No one wants to get sick on vacation, but colds, viruses, and food-borne illnesses may be contracted while traveling. Here are ten great tips for staying healthy on your next trip. Following these suggestions can help reduce your chances of getting sick on your upcoming vacation.

Avoid Flight Problems With These 7 Tips star
Flight cancellations and delays are a major source of travel stress. Today’s flights tend to be very full, so it can be hard to be re-routed if problems occur. If you’re booking flights for an upcoming trip, here are seven tips that will help you avoid travel difficulties and arrive on time.

Cabins and Decks star
A basic breakdown of the cabin types available and the deck arrangement on most major cruise ships.

Clothing star
Proper clothing is a key part of a successful cruise. Learn what to expect!

Cruise Lines star
Information on current cruise lines.

Customs and Duty-Free star
Traveling through international waters brings a whole new set of shopping responsibilities. Get the lowdown on how to be safe and within the law.

Glossary star
A list of useful cruise terms.

Health star
Health issues at sea can be tricky to navigate. Learn what to expect and how to keep problems away.

How To Avoid Getting Sick On Vacation star
Vacations are some of the year’s most anticipated events. Of course, no one wants to get sick during their vacation time. Colds, the flu, novovirus, and other illnesses can be easily contracted while traveling. Following these great tips can significantly reduce your chances of getting sick.

Pollution and Hazards star
General information about onboard hazards and how cruise lines are helping minimize their environmental impact.

Weather star
From hurricanes and tsunamis to rogue waves and magnetic interference, learn how weather and nature can affect your cruise voyage.

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