Summer is the perfect time for a cruise. The kids are out of school. The weather is beautiful. And early deals just might help you score an incredibly affordable and fun vacation.
While you can get excellent cruise deals all year, wave season – the sales period between January and March – is a peak time for landing great rates, upgrades, extra values, buy-one-get-one fares, onboard credit, and other perks and incentives.
Why do cruise lines do this?
Because they want to showcase their best possible deals for the year so you can plan accordingly and affordably. Also, cruise lines …
Cruise vacations aren’t for everyone. But if you’ve been holding out on cruising without experiencing it for yourself first, then you’re really missing out.
One of the main reasons people don’t head for the seas is because there are a lot of misconceptions about cruises going around. With an abundance of cruise lines and ships, though, you’re bound to find the perfect cruise for you that fits all your needs.
So let’s take a look at the truth behind common cruise myths, and by the time you’re done, you may be ready to book your first cruise.
As popular as cruises are, there are still a number of people who have never been on one! And if you fall into that category, perhaps it’s time to plan your first cruise.
Once you’ve got your cruise booked, you’ll probably have a ton of questions about packing, excursions, cruise and port activities, and what to expect from your sea vacation. Those questions, though, are easily answered.
What most people forget to think about is cruise safety. When you go on any vacation or trip, safety should always be a top concern. Thinking about safety allows you to anticipate …
One of the biggest reasons that people go on cruises is to set aside the restrictions of their regular life and seek out pleasure, excitement, relaxation, and entertainment. This might mean laying out all day on deck, drinking only alcohol, and gorging themselves at buffets. It could involve going to every show offered on the ship and staying up all night partying. Some people hit the casino and never look back. And others want to get in as many adventures as they can by going on excursions.
While most of these activities aren’t expressly “illegal” on land (with the exception …
Work injuries can happen everywhere – including on a cruise ship.
If an accident or injury occurs for someone who holds a land-based job, they are covered under terrestrial workers’ compensation laws. But what about if you are a crew member on a cruise ship? Do the same laws apply? What are your rights?
If you are a cruise ship employee, you need to be aware of and understand the Jones Act. The Jones Act – also called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 – is a federal law that protects American workers injured at sea. This legislation permits …