Tuesday, March 15, 2016

What Cruise Lines Are Best For My Age, My Interest, My Budget, My Family, & Where Are The Nearest USA Ports

You might be entertaining the IDEA of going on a cruise. We offer some information that might assist you in making a decision.  If you search Google for cruise with your special interest, you might come up with a favorite band, speaker, learning experience, or last minute cruises.... Please scroll down for the nearest ports.  Enjoy our Travel Articles, APPS & Contests
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Sometimes you are offered a special gift for booking a cruise... On-board credits, free drink packages, an excursion, or spa package.  The cruises do not include what you do on shore, but will offer shore excursions.  If you go off the ship, make certain you get back before the sailing.

There are some things you need to know about on-board cruise expenses.  Everything gets placed on your room key-card.  You are asked for a credit card number prior to boarding the ship.  You still have the option of paying the purser for all your extra charges in cash or with a different credit card - prior to leaving the ship.

  • Tips can range from $10 to $25. per day for housekeeping.  Bar tips, pool tips, massage tips and salon tips are separate expenses.  Also the dining room captain & wait staff.
  • The excursions booked on board may seem pricey, but the ship chooses to work with insured companies with a good reputation. 
  • If you are a heavy drinker - understand each bar fee is added to your final bill.  Some who like soft drinks, use the beverage package and wine lovers - the wine packages offered.
  • If you gamble or buy in the ship's stores, that is always a separate fee on your room key.
  • Bills are given mid-trip and the final evening.
  • Salon visits or trainers can be pricey, so if you are a heavy user of spas, massage, you may want their special packages.  In port days, you will find good discounts at the spa.
  • Most offer a Unique - High-end restaurant.  Nice, but not necessary.
  • The mini-bar in your room is very pricey and added to your key-card.
  • Music, entertainment, food (including in your room), children's events are mostly free.

These are some well known and very enjoyable cruise lines.

Last Minute Cruises from various companies... often offer 35 to 82% off on VacationsTOGo.com

Look for SPECIALS on their websites:
Cunard - Holland America   -  Older Passengers - 50-95
Carnival - Many Young Adults  - 18 to 45 with many singles.
Disney  -   Families & Seniors with Grandchildren - 2 to 85, Many young adults. - Many do a side trip week with the nearby hotels to Orlando's Disney World & Epcot.
Celebrity - Royal Caribbean - Regent -  25 to 85 - families, good children's programs
Norwegian - Some very awesome new ships for all ages.
Oceania Cruises -  High end owned by Norweigan, and worldwide travel options - older adults
Princess Cruise Line  -  family oriented - 25 to 85
Seaborne Cruise Line - high end of Carnival
Paul Gauguin Cruises - for the adventurer of all ages
We adore the educational trips from  Semester At Sea  2 weeks to round the world travel.
college students & adults. 

Viking River Cruises - are senior oriented - great option for those who get sea sick

Allure is the largest cruise ship - the on-board shopping mall is amazing.  

Crystal & Seaborne are booking cruises to Buenos Aries for the Olympics Travelers.

We found this amazing resource for those who want to drive to the port stay a night or two in the city and explore - then be transported to the cruise ships at the port and return after the cruise for your car. 

Use this great link to find the cruise ports near you.

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