New to Cruising?

Experienced cruisers who are familiar with the intricacies and subtleties of cruising know what aspects of the cruise experience they like and don’t like. They can easily do a little online research or chat with their travel agent and find a cruise line that mostly meets their needs. However, for those… [Continue Reading]

Readers Mostly Split on Formal Night Preferences

Our readers were closely split on their opinion of optional formal night. With nearly 300 votes in those that prefer the ambiance when everyone is dressed up closely beat out our readers who like the option of not packing formal clothes. This split seems to reflect the current trends in cruising where the… [Continue Reading]

A Relaxing Day at Sea helps us all Recharge Our Batteries

Yesterday was the first sea day of our crossing and offered us a change to recharge our batteries after such a busy previous week. While the kids enjoyed some time in the youth program, I had a chance find a quiet area on the ship and practice my dance recital routines with my portable… [Continue Reading]

When and Where is “Cruise Formal” Optional

An Editors Note: This article was written in 2009 and many of the cruise lines have relaxed their overall dress code even further. Please refer to our Cruise Line Dress Codes page for more up to date information.
We have a had a tremendous response to our “Optional Formal” survey running on… [Continue Reading]

Cruise Wardrobe Strategy and Shopping Suggestions for Teenage Boys

Are you bringing your teenage son on your next cruise and worried that he doesn’t have the appropriate clothes because all he ever wears is shorts, jeans, and t-shirts? Have no fear! I have a teen son who has cruised with me 4 times. In his “every day life” that is all… [Continue Reading]