No-Stress Cruises

by | Dec 27, 2019 | General Information | 0 comments

Shore excursions, specialty dining, spa appointments, a drink package, and even some entertainment events on board can be booked ahead, at home. This will allow you to get what you want, when you want it, and not have to wait in a line. Yes, you can still do this on the ship’s app for some cruise lines, but many times you get a discount if booked before boarding. Also, if the time you want is filled up, well…

If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to let your travel advisor know so he/she can notify the cruise line.

Many of the ocean cruise ships have an adult-only pool area. If you want to spend some time relaxing on deck, without all the noise and chaos, spend some time there. Some ships may have a fee, but most do not.

Many ships have a day pass for the spa. Choose a day at sea, or even a day in port if you don’t want to get off the ship. While it won’t include massages, or treatments, you will have access to the facilities, like a sauna, whirlpool, steam room, relaxation room, etc.

Take some time to walk around the ship and check out some of the artwork, decor, the library, card room, etc. Some ships even have scavenger hunts you can do on your own.

There are a number of activities and entertainment options on each ship. While there are fewer opportunities while you are in port, you are sure to find something of interest. There could be cooking demonstrations, shows, movies, crafts, etc. Some have an extra charge, but most do not.

Get a stateroom with a balcony. This will allow you to step outside anytime you wish. You may sit on the balcony and just enjoy the view.

Before you leave, if you have any questions or concerns, ask your travel advisor.

The Best Cruise Line

We are often asked which is the best cruise line. Well, it all depends on you. Ok, so you think that's a non-answer. But think about it, not everyone enjoys the same things you do. Some people like tons of active activities like swimming, water slides, basketball,...

Book a Cruise Now? or Wait?

Let me first explain that while I am a Travel Advisor, and I get paid commission for helping you book your cruise (or hotel, or resort stay, or well...), I want you to have the information you need to decide what vacation will be best for you. I don't want you to come...

COVID-19 “Vaccines” and Travel

If you are "vaccinated" or not, there are rules for travel, especially foreign travel. Some countries require a "vaccination" (sometimes with a negative test, sometimes no test is necessary), sometimes they only require a negative test or proof of recovery in a...

Waiting on Passports

If you are in need of renewing your passport, or getting your first, consider doing it soon. Current wait times for a passport that is not expedited, is anywhere from 12 to 18 weeks. Many countries require your passport to be in effect for at least 3-6 months after...

To Cruise or Not to Cruise, That Is the Question

It seems that just when you think you know the rules, everything changes again. If you are like me, you want to get on a cruise ship. I prefer to not cruise in the summer, so I'm not planning to cruise anytime real soon. However, I sometimes wonder when I should...

In Memory of Gavin MacLeod

This is the video posted in memory of Gavin MacLeod, aka Captain Merrill Stubing on "The Love Boat." He was a real ambassador for cruising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfDrn-PQkk4

Travel Scams: Beware

It is unfortunate that there are a few people who will take advantage of others by scamming them. But, it happens. With the pent up demand for travel, scammers are setting up fake web sites to get you to purchase airline tickets and other travel items. These sites...

Will You Be Travelling Soon?

Some of you may want to travel internationally, whether by flying or by cruise. More and more countries are requiring you to have a COVID-19 vaccine. Some won't let you in without a vaccine, but some will allow you in as long as you quarantine upon arrival. Each...

Passports

Do you need to renew your passport, or get your first one? Well, they are taking longer than usual. Wayne had to renew his as it was about to expire. We heard 10-12 weeks. Yes, that is a long time. I am happy to say, though, that his passport renewal took a little...

One of Our Disney Surprises

One year I wanted to surprise my husband and take him to Disney World. I told the children what I was planning and they were excited that just the two of us would have a trip for ourselves. Well, my story and our reveal is in this video. Enjoy....