Five Bargin Finds to Purchase Before Your Next Cruise: Solutions for a Better Cruise

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1. Hanging Cosmetics Bag Organizer

There is limited counter space in a cruise ship bathroom, so if just one member of your party has all his or her toiletries or cosmetics in on of these it can hang on the door hooks of the bathroom door and keep the bathroom counter from being cluttered.  This one… [Continue Reading]

Cellular At Sea: Know Your Rates Before You Go

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While you might want to keep in touch with family, friends and business associates while on your cruise, it is important to know what you’ll pay for that access before you cruise.
I cam across a blog post from a man stating that his his teen daughter’s roaming cell phone bill during the cruise was over… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises’ Costa Fascinosa to Be Delivered May 5 at Venice, Italy

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 24, 2012) — Costa Fascinosa, Costa Cruises’ new flagship,
will be officially delivered to the cruise line at the Venice Passenger Terminal May 5.
The 114,500-ton, 3,800-guest cruise ship was built at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard.
Costa Fascinosa has successfully completed sea trials, passing a series of running
tests on its systems, machinery and engines, and will… [Continue Reading]

A Royal Caribbean Backstage Pass: Guests Get an Exclusive Look at Cruise Ship Operations

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Norovirus Vaccine Promising

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My Mother-In-Law boarded the Ryndam Sunday in Tampa after it has suffered two previous cruises with a Norovirus outbreak.   The ship is following anti epidemic procedures  including a complete cleaning before new passengers can board, no salt and pepper shakers, and no self serve in the buffet area. I gave her the standard advice about… [Continue Reading]