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Archive for October, 2013

Free Air

In this Blog last week my topic was positive changes I’ve been seeing in the way cruise lines have been improving their Air/Sea departments. This week one part that isn’t positive, and it makes me kookie… We often see various cruise line’s advertising promoting “Free Air”. Last week, Mrs. Kuki noticed an ad next to my blog [...]

Cruise Air Making A Comeback

In the way way back history (whatever that means), booking your air transportation and your cruise with the cruise line was a pretty good idea, and pretty common. The cruise lines had contracts with some of the major airlines, and their offered pricing for the air portion of your travel was quite competitive as well. In the mid [...]

Are Ship Libraries Wasted Space?

Even as cruise ships grow larger and larger, they are still individual structures, with a finite amount of space. During the  design stages those involved in the process have to find ways to fit all the required and desired areas – accommodations, restaurants and dining areas, entertainment venues, recreational areas, pool areas, relaxation areas, spas, shopping, galleys [...]

Be Realistic With Cruise Budgets

People’s spending habits can vary dramatically, so it is, of course, impossible to specifically quantify a budget that will apply to every individual. Rather, in this article I’ll try and include a list, including all the actual and mandatory expenses, along with the incidental expenses you’re likely to encounter, and the optional expenditures you may [...]

Cruising Takes Skill

The uninitiated think, when compared to other forms of travel and vacation, cruising requires no skill. I could just say they were right. But then I’d have to come up with a new topic for this week’s Blog. It is possible to book, then go on a cruise, and likely enjoy the experience, with no skills; giving little thought to [...]