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8 Tips for Choosing a Cruise You Will Actually Love!
8 months ago

8 Tips for Choosing a Cruise You Will Actually Love!

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“I tried cruising once; I don’t think it’s for me.” This is usually said after accompanying a friend on a cruise that you had no say in choosing. Well, here’s the caveat. Those who decide they didn’t enjoy their cruise were most likely on the wrong ship! Read More

How Low Can You Go: 10 Items Older Women Must Take on a Week-long Cruise
9 months ago

How Low Can You Go: 10 Items Older Women Must Take on a Week-long Cruise

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I have long been an advocate of packing light. It has saved me more headaches than I can count. There have been times when I decided it was necessary to take a little more ‘just in case’ and I always regretted it. Read More

9 Reasons Why Cruising Is Great for Solo Women Travelers
12 months ago

9 Reasons Why Cruising Is Great for Solo Women Travelers

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There aren’t many trip options that are so well suited to solo travelers as cruising. Where else can you go that you have the perfect balance of social interaction and as much quiet personal time as you desire? Read More

The Secret Weapon Seniors Have to Find Cruise Deals is…
1 year ago

The Secret Weapon Seniors Have to Find Cruise Deals is…

Back in the good old days, senior discounts actually meant something. A few decades ago, when there were fewer of us out there, being in your 60s or 70s really was a ticket to lower prices on cruises, trains and planes around the world. Read More

3 Cruise Tips to Help You Stay Connected No Matter Where You Sail
1 year ago

3 Cruise Tips to Help You Stay Connected No Matter Where You Sail

One of the first tips that people give you when you tell them that you are going on a cruise is to “shut off” and enjoy the ride. On the surface, this seems like great advice. After all, couldn’t we all use a break from our computer screens and mobile phones? Well, I suspect that, for most of us, the answer would be “yes and no.” Read More

Sharing a Cabin on a Singles Cruise? Don’t Make These 7 Horrible Blunders
1 year ago

Sharing a Cabin on a Singles Cruise? Don’t Make These 7 Horrible Blunders

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One of the worst things about taking a cruise alone is having to deal with the dreaded single supplement. As a solo woman traveler, your options are fairly limited. You can either pay 25% to 100% more for the privilege of having your own room. Or, you can find someone to pair up with. Read More

Singles Cruises for Sensible Women: Looking Beyond the Booze and Bravado
1 year ago

Singles Cruises for Sensible Women: Looking Beyond the Booze and Bravado

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When you think about singles cruises, what images enter your mind? Read More

Life on a Windstar Cruise: Billionaire Boating for the Rest of Us
2 years ago

Life on a Windstar Cruise: Billionaire Boating for the Rest of Us

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There is nothing ordinary about the drive from historic downtown Rome to the port at Civitavecchia. As you leave the capital, you feel the weight of stone and sculpture, culture and commerce lifting from your shoulders. In its place, a gentle breeze lifts your spirits as the Mediterranean pulls you towards your next great adventure. Read More

8 Tips for Your First Adventure Cruise
2 years ago

8 Tips for Your First Adventure Cruise

This is how I describe my first adventure cruise: “Summer camp for adults with gourmet food and alcohol.” Read More

8 Surprising Things I Learned During My First Cruise Experience
2 years ago

8 Surprising Things I Learned During My First Cruise Experience

Why had it taken so long for me to go on a cruise?

The first thing that comes to mind is that for years I was working and raising a family. Saving for college and retirement. Cruises are not inexpensive, so I wasn’t able to take my family on a cruise, nor was I going to go off alone. So for me, timing was largely the issue. And now, the time had come. Read More