Monthly Archives: August 2015

6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Cruise Destinations

6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Cruise Destinations

The Caribbean, Hawaii, and the Bahamas may be among the most popular cruise destinations, but they are by no means the only ones.

If you are considering booking a cruise vacation to a destination that’s a bit more off the beaten track, consider these six uncommon and exciting cruise destinations.

Halong Bay. According to ancient legend, the 2000 limestone islands of Halong Bay were created by a giant dragon. The beauty of Halong Bay is breathtaking, and the destination was designated a World Heritage site in 1994. Take a cruise from a company such as Cruise Halong to …

Cruises for Singles: 9 Tips for Cruising on Your Own

Long, leisurely afternoons spent lounging by the pool. Evenings mingling with other singles over cocktails. Nights luxuriating in a cushy bed, in a spacious room all to yourself.

For many adventurous singles, the idea of cruising solo might sound like a wonderful way to vacation. And indeed, there are many advantages for singles who choose to travel via cruise ship, where special events may facilitate mingling and a diverse array of activities ensure they never grow bored.

Still, sailing solo does come with its share of challenges and complications. Below, we’ve included nine essential tips to ensuring your vacation is …

Cruise Lines Ban Handshakes to Combat Spread of Diseases

Cruise Lines Ban Handshakes to Combat Spread of Diseases

“While the captain is pleased to meet you, he and the other staff receiving you refrain from shaking hands in order to provide the most effective preventative sanitary measure.”

This is the notice that greeted passengers aboard Crystal Serenity on a recent cruise with Crystal Cruises, according to passenger and journalist Charles Moore.

Crystal Cruises is one of many cruise lines that have recently adopted a policy banning passengers from shaking hands with the captain and the other staff members on ships. Other lines that discourage handshaking among staff members and passengers include UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and …

When Should You File a Claim against a Cruise Line?

Experiencing an accident or injury while you’re on a cruise may at first feel embarrassing. Maybe you and your husband were on your way back to your cabin from the bar when you slipped and hit your head. Or you got sick after eating that gray-looking chicken at the buffet against your better judgment.

You might not want to tell anyone else what happened and could even blame yourself for what happened. Remember this important fact, though: cruise lines and cruise ship crews have a duty of care to ensure you are well taken care of. If you are harmed …