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Carnival CHEERS! Beverage Package Price List Explained

Carnival CHEERS! Beverage Package Price List Explained

Almost every cruise line has some sort of alcoholic beverage package that you can purchase before your cruise (with a discount) or when your cruise begins.  Aboard Carnival, it’s called CHEERS! and here’s what you need to know, including price lists, rules and restrictions.  Pay Read More

Cruise Line Room Service 2020 – Fee or Free?

Cruise Line Room Service 2020 – Fee or Free?

For as long as I’ve been cruising (and that’s a long time), I’ve never had a room service fee.  Except of course, a couple of dollars for a tip to give to the delivery person.  But times are changing. While luxury and ultra-luxury cruise lines Read More

Driving Directions – How to Get to Port Canaveral

Driving Directions – How to Get to Port Canaveral

If you live on Florida’s Space Coast, driving directions to Port Canaveral are simple.  Located in the middle of Florida on the east coast, Port Canaveral is an easy drive from any direction, if you know the area. Maybe you’re driving south from Atlanta or Raleigh.  Read More

Perfect Day at CocoCay Bahamas Price List New 2020

Perfect Day at CocoCay Bahamas Price List New 2020

Years ago, and I mean years…a visit to CocoCay (when it was properly pronounced Coco”Key”) forecast a relaxing day at a peaceful beach in the Bahamas.  The only time you waited in line for anything was for a volley ball court.  For $7, you could Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line Drink Packages Guide – 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Drink Packages Guide – 2020

Whether or not to purchase a Norwegian Cruise Line drink package is almost a math project.  How much can you actually drink in one week?  Is Norwegian’s beverage package really worth the cost?  Let’s break it all down to basics.  To help you decide, I’ve Read More

Complete Guide to Cruise Ship Gratuities in 2020

Complete Guide to Cruise Ship Gratuities in 2020

How to tip, how much, when and to whom? Your cruise is paid in full. All that’s left to do is pack your bags, head to the pier and board your ship. But keep your wallet handy because there are gratuities to pay even before Read More