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Archive for August, 2012

Carnival: “Get Totally Wasted” Drink Package

At least that is the headline that some channels of the media seemingly would have liked to run , when Carnival recently announced they were testing an inclusive beverage package on the Carnival Victory. When Carnival announced their beverage package (titled “My Awesome Bar Package”) CNN News asked it’s viewership for comments and opinions, even though other [...]

What Are You Entitled To In Your Cruise Fare

Over this past weekend, as I watched television, “the word” of the weekend seemed to be “entitlements”. The phrase got stuck in my head. As a result, this week’s blog topic is entitlements; or … what paying your cruise fare entitles you to. First off, and most basic, once you’ve payed for your cruise in full [...]

Choice – The Driving Force of Today’s Cruise Industry

Choices have always been a part of the industry, with lots of ships, itineraries and price levels to choose from. But today, choices well beyond that seem to be driving the entire industry. Experienced cruisers on the major cruise lines will remember when evening dining was restricted to two set dining times in a single dining room with specific [...]

Tips For Enjoying Transatlantic Bargains

Fall is approaching quite quickly, and with that, some of the most incredible bargains of the year are available on Transatlantic sailings. From mid-October through to late November the cruise lines will be repositioning many of their ships, which have spent the summer sailing European and Mediterranean itineraries, to get them to the Caribbean, readying for their winter [...]