When I opted to take a trip, I gravitated toward the Globus family of brands. They’ve been in the business over 90 years and, from a customer service standpoint, they’re a standout. I would be traveling with my mom and wanted the experience to be as stress-free as possible. Sailing from Basel to Amsterdam allowed us the chance to visit our German roots, cruise through the Rhine Gorge, and we would only need to unpack once – the delightful perk of a floating hotel. With that in my mind, we decided that the Romantic Rhine with Avalon, the sailing sister company of Globus, would be the perfect fit.
You’ve made it onboard your cruise ship, and the lounge chair on the sundeck is calling. Suddenly, you remember that you forgot to book that one excursion, or don’t remember what time dinner is. Not to fret- thankfully, cruise lines today have developed a mobile cruise app to help you figure out your plans while sitting at the pool. From maps, to excursions, to making dinner reservations, planning a cruise can involve a lot of factors. Download these applications to help make cruise planning easier on the go.Continue reading
It’s here- your first cruise! All the excitement and anticipation of your dream vacation means that you have planned excursions, booked a massage session, or simply bought a new beach tote. Finally, all your well-laid plans come together on the day you board and start your cruise, which is embarkation day. Yet the minute you see the ship in the distance when you enter the port, stress can set in. Here’s a quick rundown about what to expect on embarkation day and how to help mitigate all those pre-cruise jitters.Continue reading
The promise of whale watching, glaciers, and astounding natural beauty are just some of the many things to experience and see on an Alaska cruise. When it comes time to book, it can get a little tricky trying to decide when to go, along with all the other decision you have to make. Alaska cruises run from May to September, and what you see and do can be impacted by the date in which you choose to take your vacation. Here’s a handy little guide to help you decide on the best time to cruise to Alaska.Continue reading
During the search for my family cruise I looked at the Carnival Vista every day. Then something spectacular came about with MSC, they had a new ship, the MSC Seaside being built that would challenge the Vista completely. I looked that ship up and immediately became attached. This is the most diverse cruise line and that I appreciated that the most. Not to mention the rates weren’t too bad either. Kids really sail FREE. That was amazing! Due to the Seaside’s large stature, there was limited movement and I didn’t hear not one guest complain about motion sickness.