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First-time Cruisers - Your Cruise Guide!

First-time Cruisers always have a lot of questions. Below we have a number of articles, and we do our best to present them roughly in the sequence you need, as well as the latest articles first. However we realize that by the time many people get here they are not always "just beginning" - they have figured our a few things.

So, we will try to answer the most basic questions first - but we also have different articles to address more complicated "first-time" topics in detail.

You don't need to read everything in this section to get started, but there is a wide a variety of articles here on different topics, so please take your time and look at as many articles as you can. If you are looking for a quick answer - PLEASE register with our forum and ask a question in the "first time cruisers" section.

Happy Cruising!

Basic Articles for First-time Cruises


New App to access FaceBook and Twitter for as little as $25 per person per cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering 12 Days of daily deals on new cruise bookings

The parent company of Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, Princess and Seabourn offers an amazing cruise contest

MSC Cruises is beginning the process of stretching four of its older ships

The Illusive but perfect travel agent is something everyone can use - how to find one

One cannot predict when an event calamitous can occur.

While some cruise lines are all-inclusive, most expect passengers to pay gratuities

An all new marine life-themed children's program will accompany "Seuss at Sea" across the Carnival fleet

On the first full seven-day cruise of the brand new, biggest ship from PortMiami - Norwegian Getaway

Secrets to choosing a port of departure best suited to your needs and budget

Cruise essentials: passports, transfers, cruise tickets and what's included in a cruise

"Cruise confidence" is down 12% - but who is at fault here, the cruise lines or the media?

How free cruise travel scams work - do not to be taken for a ride!

The convenience factor plus plenty of local attractions make San Diego a fantastic place to start a cruise.

I fought Murphy's law during a recent cruise, and the law won

What difference does the location of your stateroom make - on a moving ship more than you realize

Many of the things non-cruisers believe about cruising are not exactly accurate

The cheapest cruises come on brand-name cruise lines - not small lines you've never heard about. Don't get ripped off

How to find the best cruise ship for your personal style and save money.

10 different tips on how to get the best cruise and the most out of it

The unique laws and agreements that cruise lines must follow to operate within the United States.

Our own experienced CruiseMates devise a list of essential items to bring on every cruise

Kids belong on cruises, but only when parents can assure fellow passengers their children will maintain proper manners.

Cruise survey shows what cruisers want from a cruise vacation today

Norwegian Cruise Line: Pride of America is the ONLY 7-day all-Hawaii cruise possible

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