Taking a Cruise: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic

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Hurricane season can be a rather tricky time for summer travelers.  Kids are home from college, the younger kids are out of school, mom and dad are taking time off of work and the family wants to take a vacation.  Wait…what about hurricanes?  The official hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and extends until November 30, encompassing the entire summer season in the Caribbean. In 1998 the Phantom, a ship on the Windjammer cruise line lost its ship and all of the crew members after it sailed off into sea to avoid a hurricane. In trying to avoid the hurricane, they ran straight into the storm. Thankfully, the passengers had all been dropped off safely on the shore, but the captain and crew … Continued

Theme Cruises

These days there are lots of different types of cruises that you can go on. The television is littered with commercials for everything from family cruise themes, adventure cruise themes to celebrity cruise themes and every other cruise theme in between. There are so many different types of cruises to choose from, that the special features are just as integral to the trip as the cruise itself. From Disney family cruises to safari trips to celebrity comfort, there is a special adventure from everyone, man or woman from infancy to one hundred and one. Below are outlined just a couple of these different types of cruises and what they have to offer. American Safari Cruises offer five different adventure destinations: the pacific northwest, Alaskan wilderness, … Continued

Cruising Destination Ideas

Admit it.  Before you took that first cruise, your thoughts about cruise ships and cruise vacations consisted of flashbacks to Love Boat re-runs. Cruising was all about sunny, tropical destinations like Bermuda, Mexico and Hawaii. Since traveling by cruise ship is more popular than ever before, thanks to its affordability, you can not only go to those sunny destinations but also to more unusual ports like Hong Kong, Alaska, Norway and the Amazon River. Still, a lot of cruising is done in warm weather.  The Caribbean is one of the most popular places for first-time cruisers to go.  Among the places to choose from are the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There is also the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Usually, … Continued

Cruise Honeymoon Havens

Color-drenched sunsets. Magical moonlit walks along the ship’s decks. Gazing out into the ocean and whispering words of love to your new spouse.  Nothing is more romantic than a cruise. Honeymoon cruises offer you a wide array of destinations and you decide if you want to participate in all of the ship’s activities or just join in a few and spend the rest of time in bed! The great thing about taking a cruise for your honeymoon is the all-inclusiveness of the ship.  Entertainment, food, lodging, activities … all are part of the cruise price, something that a couple would not find at any land-locked resort. After spending a lot of money on the wedding of your dreams, newlywed couples find that cruises not only … Continued

Cruise Destinations

When someone thinks about cruises, they often think about the balmy beaches of the Caribbean or Hawaii. However, there are lots of other places that people do not often think of that are great places to go on cruises. Cruises are not just for beach side relaxing, but can be used for all kinds of other expeditions in all different types of climates, and even some beach front places that you would not ordinarily think of. Here are outlined some beautiful cruise vacation destinations that you would not ordinarily plan in to your itinerary. The Greek islands are a beautiful vacation spot, and while they are definitely not left off of people’s vacation agendas, they are not very often associated with the idea of cruises. … Continued