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Archive for January, 2010

What You NEED to Know Before You Cruise

Over the years there’s been hundreds, if not thousands, of articles and lists written talking about what everyone should know before they cruise. But never before has one so complete and so thorough been presented to the public at no charge to them (well, maybe a few hundred of them have been more complete). In [...]

Things That Add to the Cost of Your Cruise

  You’ve received a quote on your cruise that you can live with, and fit into your budget, and you’re ready to book. But let’s stop for a minute and think about what your final dollar outlay might look like by the end of your cruise. The first added cost you may run into has [...]

Things That Add to the Cost of Your Cruise

You’ve received a quote on your cruise that you can live with, and fit into your budget, and you’re ready to book. But let’s stop for a minute and think about what your final dollar outlay might look like by the end of your cruise. The first added cost you may run into has to [...]

Should Cruise Ships Go to Haiti?

MSNBC has characterized Royal Carribean’s ships continuing visits to Labadee as a “public relations nightmare?” But most cruise enthusiasts according to our posts see no problems with cruises continuing to go to Labadee. Most believe the cruise line is doing exactly the right thing. First of all, Royal Caribbean has a significant investment in Haiti, [...]

Do We All Have To Be Critics?

One very prominent, and indeed important part of the Internet has become user reviews. In fact there are web sites valued at hundreds of millions of dollars where 100 % of the content on the sites is provided by users. This applies to just about everything; there’s user review sites not just for cruises, but [...]

TMI – There are times where Too Much Information Crosses Up Cruisers

Over my years writing for CruiseMates I’ve always recommended people do research, more research, and more research before they cruise, or as importantly, before they even book a cruise. Myself and all those writing for CruiseMates, as well as most Travel Writers from other cruise media outlets, and fellow cruisers posting on blogs and message [...]