Cruise Lines Cancel Stops in Mexican Ports in Response to Swine Flu

In light of the recent CDC Travel Advisory to Mexico because of the Swine Flu outbreak, some cruise lines are canceling their port stops in Mexico. The advisory states that travelers should avoid all unnecessary travel to Mexico. The following is summary of announcements made by each cruise lines in light the recent… [Continue Reading]

Mexico, Still One of My Favorite Cruise Destinations

What could be better than a vacation with wonderful dancing, spicy food, beautiful beaches, warm tropical weather, and frozen drinks with little umbrellas in them. Cruise ship visitors to Mexico enjoy all of these attractions and much more.
However, Mexico has been in the news quite a bit lately, but not with… [Continue Reading]

Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce, South America and Beyond

Editor’s Note: Frequent cruise and Cruise Talk contributor Mary Alyce reports on her South American leg of her back to back cruise aboard the Holland America MS Statendam.
Manta Ecuador
We are in port at Manta, Ecuador. It is just below the equator. Yesterday as we traveled over the equator the ship had the Polliwog… [Continue Reading]

Free or Nearly Free things To Do In Port

Cruises are some of the best vacation values around. A mostly inclusive cruise can cost as little as around $100 per person per day. However, budget minded cruisers can be overwhelmed when they see the cost of excursions offered by the cruise lines. What they may not realize is that… [Continue Reading]

New Cruise Videos Posted: Celebrity Mercury Mexican Riviera 2006

We have put together some more great cruise videos for our readers. These were filmed during our late 2006 cruise to the Mexican Riviera. There are port tours of Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Acapulco and Zihuatenejo. We’ve also included our favorite part of the cruise experience, the Sail… [Continue Reading]