Passengers to Space Ratio, Avoiding Crowded Ships is More than a Simple Ratio


One of the most common objections I hear to taking a cruise is that the potential client will tell me “I don’t like crowds, so I don’t think I would like a cruise.”   The perception seems to be that every cruise is packed wall to wall at every event with overflowing crowds of people.   This… [Continue Reading]

Choosing Between Two Cruise Lines: Gather Facts Not Just Opinions


No matter what cruise review site you visit you will find both negative and positive reviews of the same cruise line. I have always said that when reading cruise reviews, you have to do a little “reading between the lines” to fully understand how the information in a particular review would apply… [Continue Reading]

Update on Crown Princess


The increased incidence of gastrointestinal illness that occurred during the previous cruise of Crown Princess has reappeared on the current voyage which departed Saturday, February 4, despite rigorous sanitization measures.
In consultation with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who has informed us that there are widespread outbreaks of Norovirus occurring in the US, it… [Continue Reading]

Princess Cruises Launches Call for Passenger Photos to be Permanently Showcased Aboard New Royal Princess


Line Introduces “1,000 Memories at Sea” Contest
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 31, 2012) — Princess Cruises is looking for 1,000 passenger-submitted cruise vacation photos to permanently showcase aboard its new Royal Princess when the ship debuts in spring 2013.
The line has launched a “1,000 Memories at Sea” contest inviting passengers to submit their best cruise vacation… [Continue Reading]

Holland America Strictly Enforcing Safety Drill Compliance


An unnamed passenger or passengers were kicked off the Holland America Westerdam on Sunday Jan 29th, for failing to participate in the muster drill.     In the wake of the Concordia Disaster, which killed at least 17 people, cruise line safety has been on the minds of all cruisers.     An unconfirmed  report on the website Cruise… [Continue Reading]