Category Archives: Cruise Tips

Cuba Cruising Guide

Cuba is now an option for US Citizens.  Taking a trip to Cuba is like stepping back in time to the 1950s. The night life, food, people, vintage cars, architecture and beaches make it an ideal cruise stop.  Currently 4 cruise lines have stops in Cuba including;  Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival and Oceania.   There are a […]

Printable PDF – Cruise Packing List for Kids

  When cruising with kids packing can be challenging.  We cruise often with our bunch and have learned what is needed and what we can leave at home.  Other then the basics (clothes, shoes etc) there are some items you may not think to pack. Here is a copy of our Cruise Packing List for […]

How to pick the best stateroom location on a Cruise

Here are a few tips to consider when picking a stateroom 1. Location on the ship– No matter your room location on the ship you will do a lot of walking to get around. Shows may be in the front lower decks, buffet in the upper rear of the ship and shopping in the center. You […]

Cruising with Kids – Packing Tips

When cruising with kids packing can be challenging.  We cruise often with our bunch and have learned what is needed and what we can leave at home.  Other then the basics (clothes, shoes etc) there are some items you may not think to pack.  Here are a list of our must haves when cruising.   […]

Cruising on a Budget – When is the best time to Cruise?

When is the best time to cruise? Is your schedule flexible?  Do you want to cruise when the prices are the lowest?We get asked a lot about when it is cheapest to cruise.  We have found a few times per year that the prices seem to be lower than the rest of the year.  Most […]

Gluten Free Cruising

Going on a vacation can be a challenge for someone with food allergies or other food related issues.   All cruise lines have special programs in place to accommodate all food allergies. I personally suffer from Celiac Disease and can not tolerate any amount of Gluten.  I have cruised multiple times without any issues.  You […]

Things to see in Maui

Here is a list of just SOME of the things you may want to go see or do while visiting Maui.  The following are free, you just have to have transportation. Kaihalulu (Red Sand Beach)-Its vibrant color is due to the eroded volcanic cinders that surround the shore, and it makes a startling contrast to […]

Cruising FAQ

  New to Cruising? No worries!Here’s a list of frequently asked questions for all of you newbies! Q: Do I need a passport?A: Currently you do not need a passport for closed loop cruises.  A closed loop cruise is a cruise that leaves and returns to the same port.  You can currently board with just […]

Packing Tips

Here’s a list of things that may make your trip a little easier whether a you stay in a hotel room or on a cruise ship: Most cruise lines offer online check in-this makes the process much quicker and easier once you get to the port.  Take advantage of it! Put your mail on hold-it’s […]