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CDC Reports Dismal Scores During Royal Caribbean Ship Inspection

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

For decades the CDC has provided one of the few US governmental oversights of the cruise industry, developing and attempting to implement a comprehensive sanitation program designed primarily to curtail and, ideally, eliminate the spread of gastrointestinal diseases.

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #10

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today is our final stop on our "Crazy Cruise Tips" voyage. I hope you have found a few of my irreverent tips useful if not slightly fu...

Cruise Lines Trying To Save Money -- Not Lives

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

It appears that most cruise lines do not want to spend the money needed to protect young passengers from drowning in their pools.

Top 3 Must See Cruise Ships Of 2016!

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The year 2016 is certainly turning out to be one of the most exciting in the history of the cruise line industry with the launching of three new ships designed and destined to change forever the cruise experience many have enjoyed in the past.

Cruise Ship Turns Back After Boy Found Unresponsive In Pool

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Crime

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship had to turn back towards New Jersey Thursday afternoon after a young boy was found unresponsive in a swimming pool. The ...

Top 10 Crazy Cruise Tips For Baby Boomers #7

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Today, we continue sailing along (Hey, another cruise pun) through my crazy cruise tips to make not only your next luxury cruise more enjoyable but your entire life as well. Quite a lofty goal, huh?

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #8

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, It's midweek and it's probably a good bet you already have the weekend in your sights. With that in mind, today's crazy cruise tip #8 ...

Top 10 Crazy Cruise Tips For Baby Boomers #6

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, As we have moved through the first 5 of my "crazy" cruise tips we have developed a few "battle cries" to shout while we live the vacat...

The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #5

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, OK, folks, we are at the halfway point of my list of Crazy Cruise Tips to help you, the most interesting Baby Boomer in the world, ensu...

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #4

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Let's jump back into the wild and wacky world of festive furloughs with my 4th tip on making the most of your luxury cruise vacations. ...

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #3

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers. I hope, over the past couple of days, you've had a chance to peruse my first two, slightly irreverent, cruise / travel suggestions mean...

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #2

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, ​Yesterday we talked about staying to the right when traveling because staying to the right is the right thing to do. I know you can...

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #1

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.06.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to the week. Yesterday, I published my first blog in a while because my partner and I have...

The Real Pros And Cons Of Travel Cruises

Judith Newton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Fifty
Judith Newton

When previous trips have left you sick of packing and unpacking luggage, of dragging large bags over cobblestones, and of carrying them up staircases that never end, cruises can look good. Suitcase weariness was why I decided to try another cruise this spring.

Carnival's New Ship "Vista" Features The World's First Beer Brewery At Sea

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The 133,500-ton Vista has a maximum passenger capacity of 4,980 and boasts what we believe is the first-ever craft beer brewery at sea.

Beware, Cuba: Here Come Hungry American Cruisers

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.10.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Raul Castro, have you gone completely insane? No, I'm not talking about the human rights abuses you continue inflicting on your country's residents e...

Disney Cruise Line Passengers Sickened at Sea Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 131 passengers and 14 crew members aboard Disney Cruise Line's Wonder ship fell ill t...

30 Cruise Secrets Only Insiders Know

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist About 24 million people are expected to take a cruise in 2016, according to Cruise Lines International Association...

Carnival's Cuban Crisis is Over, For Now...

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Carnival Cruise Lines will be setting sail after all for Cuba with US passengers, regardless of where they were born, following the reversal of an ear...

Why I'm Not Cruising to Cuba with Carnival this Summer

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Carnival Cruise Lines, the world's largest passenger cruise ship conglomerate, is certainly in a hurry to be the first of the three major U.S.-based c...

5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Cruise

Dave Austin | Posted 03.29.2016 | Fifty
Dave Austin

As spring kicks into high gear, many adults 50 and over are celebrating by hitting the high seas for some rest and relaxation. However, because there are so many options out there, finding the perfect cruise to fit your needs can be overwhelming.

Your Virgin Islands Cruise Experience Just Got Even Better

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Those who frequently read my cruise ship blogs know that Tortola is one of my favorite "must-visit cruise ship ports" in the Caribbean. Tortola is the...

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Will Be World's Next Mega Ship

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The Harmony of the Seas will sit higher and wider than its sister mega ships, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which are currently the biggest passenger cruise ships in the world, and will accommodate 100 more passengers, bringing its total passenger capacity to 6,000 plus crew.

And The Best Cruise Ships For 2016 Are...

Cruise Critic | Posted 02.16.2016 | Travel
Cruise Critic

The winners of the 2016 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based entirely on member ...