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Archive for July, 2010

Are Cruise Line Bar Prices Too High?

By Dave Beers (CruiseReviews Editor) One of the top questions asked on any cruise website is about drink prices on cruise ships.  This usually leads to questions about sneaking alcoholic beverages aboard, with two main camps being predominant.  One side claims the cruise line prices are not affordable for them and even buying a couple [...]

What’s Been The Biggest Change in the Cruise Industry This Century?

The past decade, or so, has seen massive, industrious, and innovative changes in the cruise industry. Some lament the changes, and wish a return to “the good old days”. Some applaud the changes, and the direction the industry those changes are taking the industry. For this week’s Blog I thought we might take a look [...]

Two Perspectives Answering the Top Ten Cruise Questions Asked on the Internet

I was contacted by a representative of Ask.com. Apparently 50 Million people each month visit Ask.com to seek answers to their questions. Ask.com supplied me a list of the Top 10 cruise questions asked on their site, along with the answers that were supplied to the queries. And I was invited to offer my perpective [...]

Understanding The “Closed Loop” Cruise

By David Beers (CruiseReviews editor) — Over the weekend a cruise review was posted at my website which lambasted Royal Caribbean because they denied boarding to the person writing the review.  In the review the person claimed Royal Caribbean’s cruise documents were vague about what was needed to prove citizenship and identity, and so he [...]

New Ships; And Why Smart Cruisers Might Want to Avoid Their Inaugural Seasons

As cruise enthusiasts, and also cruise travel writers, it’s somewhat natural that we wait with baited-breath, or any trickle of news and/or pictures, or even artists renderings of new ships as they near completion. The Cruise industry Public Relations departments do their very best work, with imaginative means of releasing tidbits of information, to help grow the [...]

On Board Nieuw Amsterdam – Emotional Opening Bell Ceremony and walk for “On Deck For The Cure”

This morning I witnessed one the most emotionally charged beginnings to the “On Deck for the Cure” walks I’ve seen on any ship. On Deck for the Cure is a program done in conjunction with the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation, to allow cruise passengers, who choose, to participate in raising funds to find [...]

Onboard Nieuw Amsterdam- Emotional Bell Opening and On Deck for the Cure Walk Ceremonies

This morning I witnessed one the most emotionally charged beginnings to the “On Deck for the Cure” walks I’ve seen on any ship. On Deck for the Cure is a program done in conjunction with the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation, to allow cruise passengers, who choose, to participate in raising funds to find [...]