Rest Area

You DO need a Vacation!

According to a survey sponsored by the Hudson Employment Firm, more than one-third of American workers fail to max out their annual vacation days before the end of the year. “When people don’t take time off from their work, they are overtaxed in terms of functioning,” explains Baltimore psychoanalyst Dr. Marilyn Martin. “You get to […]
 
Not everyone enjoys dressing up for Formal Night

The Formal Night Dilemma

On most every cruise line, you can wear pretty much anything you want during the day, except that you can not wear beachwear into the main dining room at lunch. For the evenings, however, every cruise line has slightly different ‘suggested’ dress for the evening, which can change daily. If there is something special you […]
 
Suite, Queen Mary 2

Suites

To continue with our exploration of the various kinds of cabins available on most cruise lines, in this post, I’ll be addressing Suites and Mini-Suites. Also see Cabins. Mini-Suite A mini-suite is more similar to a balcony cabin than it is to a full suite, but it is the least expensive ‘suite’ category. It has […]
 
Cabin

Cabins

The selection of your cabin category is one of the weirdest decisions to make about your cruise – it is the SOLE thing that determines how much you pay for your trip, yet you will spend the least amount of time there. Since everyone onboard arrives at the same time, the only advantage for picking […]
 
Kristin Karst, Smitty and Rudi Schreiner

AMA Waterways Meeting

In July 2013, I had the distinct privilege of meeting Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner, two of the three visionaries who started AMA Waterways. Rudi’s background in architecture, as well as his love for travel, had a big part in the design of their custom built ships, while Kristin brought her experience with another cruise […]
 
Comfy Travel Clothes

Comfy Travel Clothes

Before you actually board your cruise ship, you first have to get there, and in some cases this involves an airplane. If you have the luxury of being close enough to drive to the cruise terminal, you can not only save the expense, but you don’t have to deal with airports! For me, being comfortable on an […]
 
Clients of Priceless Cruising at Mt. McKinley

Olson’s First Cruise

We were told that only 2 out of 10 visitors get to see Mt McKinley clearly. It’s usually at least partially covered by clouds.   I thought I would be able to post more from my phone, but we didn’t get service much of the time. I did get to send my kids a text saying […]
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Cruise Line International’s Bill of Rights

INTERNATIONAL CRUISE LINE PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS The Members of the Cruise Lines International Association are dedicated to the comfort and care of all passengers on oceangoing cruises throughout the world. To fulfill this commitment, our Members have agreed to adopt the following set of passenger rights: The right to disembark a docked ship if essential […]
 
Regatta

Oceania Regatta

I must say that I would heartily recommend Oceania, to everybody, they are in a class by themselves, more intimate, top service etc…The only way I would ever travel again. Good luck for the future! I certainly will try to send some business to you any time I can! Love Josette Montreal to New York […]
Travel Locations Part 1

Location, Location, Location Part 1

 In real estate, they say it’s all about location, location, location. The same is true on a cruise ship. WHERE your cabin is on the ship is what determines the price you will pay for your cruise, even though you probably won’t spend much time there. When you are comparing the pricing for a cruise there […]
 
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Location, Location, Location Part 2

Now that you’ve figured out what cabin category you want to be in (See Location, Location, Location Part 1), it’s time to look at the FULL ship layout – NOT just the cabin you are considering, but what will be above you and below you! Above You The misconception is that the higher deck you […]