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Archive for August, 2009

Can You Cruise Without Underwear?

At present I’m sitting in my “second home”, a condominium in Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’m involved with the joyous task of doing my laundry… so I have underwear on my mind. It’s not an interesting topic (though it would be if I were laundering Brittany Spear’s underwear, because since she doesn’t wear any I’d be […]

10-Year Anniversary of CruiseMates

August 25 is the 10-year Anniversary of We started in 1999 as the first ad-supported online cruise guide on the Internet. We have seen a lot of changes over the years, some good and some not, but we are still here and I can’t imagine ever going away. Many of you know that Cruisemates […]

Where To Buy Your Cruise

The most perplexing problem about cruising may be where to buy one. There is an almost incalculable number of places to purchase cruises. It’s gotten so I’m almost surprised they’re not sold from vending machines in shopping malls, hotels, etc. Aside from the cruise lines themselves, the only place to buy cruises is from a […]

The Many Two Worlds of Cruising

What does that mean? It means there are two sides to every story, but there aren’t many things in life receiving more diverse perceptions simultaneously than cruise ships – depending on who you are. Right now a lot of our readers are talking about a book called “Cruise Confidential,” which was supposedly written by an […]

Celebrity Equinox – First Look

“Here Comes the Sun was the theme song for the inaugural festivities introducing Celebrity Equinox to the cruising world in Southampton, UK, July 29, 2009. Celebrity Equinox is the second in the Solstice class of cruise ships from Celebrity, and while it is practically impossible to tell Equinox apart from Solstice there is nothing wrong […]