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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

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

Seven Stateroom Locations You Should Avoid

Seven Stateroom Locations You Should Avoid

While it’s fairly easy to decide on either an inside, oceanview or balcony stateroom, finding the best stateroom locations can be tricky. Someone’s gotta have a cabin location near the disco, but why you? A quick read through cruise lines’ glossy brochures and flashy websites Read More

11 Easy Tips to Find the Best Cruise Deals

11 Easy Tips to Find the Best Cruise Deals

With 30 million passengers expected to cruise by the end of 2019, I sometimes wonder if all these cruisers believe they truly found the best cruise deal. Conversely, how many folks felt they didn’t, especially after gabbing with fellow cruisers while onboard. How To Get Read More