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What to Pack for a Cruise – 26 Packing Tips & Hacks

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What to Pack for a Cruise 26 Cruise Packing Hacks List We’re often asked what to pack for a cruise and completely understand why it’s a very sought after topic.  Cruise packing happens once every few years for the majority Continue reading What to Pack for a Cruise – 26 Packing Tips & Hacks

U.S. Olympic Basketball Teams choose Cruise Ship over Olympic Village. Here’s a Comparison

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Forget the Olympic Village. The U.S. men’s and women’s Olympic Basketball teams are staying on a cruise ship. And not just any cruise ship, the luxury Silversea ship, the Silver Cloud. Typically, athletes stay in the Olympic Village. It was Continue reading U.S. Olympic Basketball Teams choose Cruise Ship over Olympic Village. Here’s a Comparison

Overwater Bungalows coming to a Caribbean near you

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For many, Overwater Bungalows are the epitome of a tropical vacation. We constantly see images like the one below in advertisements. In commercials, the beautiful couple has their backs turned, elbows up on the edge of the infinity pool, and they’re staring Continue reading Overwater Bungalows coming to a Caribbean near you

Cruise Ship + Norovirus = Fake News [infographic Proof]

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Norovirus on a Cruise is VERY Rare Cruises and norovirus go hand and hand, right?  The last time you told someone you were planning a cruise, did they respond with a snarky comment about stomach bugs, maybe coupled with some toilet humor? Continue reading Cruise Ship + Norovirus = Fake News [infographic Proof]

8 Private Cruise Ports – your Ultimate Guide to Half Moon Cay, Castaway Cay, Labadee, & More

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Private Cruise Ports tend to get the highest reviews of the thousands of existing cruise port destinations. The cruise lines know exactly what you want when you get to shore. By taking over the entire port, they’re able to control Continue reading 8 Private Cruise Ports – your Ultimate Guide to Half Moon Cay, Castaway Cay, Labadee, & More

Largest Cruise Ship in the World Launches in 75 Days – Here are the 3 Coolest Features

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In May, Royal Caribbean will be launching the Largest Cruise Ship in the World. The Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis Class Cruise Ship and joins its sister ships, the Oasis and the Allure of the Seas. It was Continue reading Largest Cruise Ship in the World Launches in 75 Days – Here are the 3 Coolest Features

Top 14 Best Ship Mate User Cruise Pics – February 2016

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Best Cruise Photos It’s almost the end of February and, during this past month, you’ve continued to impress us with your amazing cruise photos. We’ve averaged hundreds of new pics every day and you’ve voted for your favorites by “liking” Continue reading Top 14 Best Ship Mate User Cruise Pics – February 2016