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Carnival pauses change to room service policy

As you may recall, Carnival’s John Heald recently revealed on his Facebook page that Carnival was doing away with free room service (with the exception of continental breakfast.) On Sunday morning, John posted, “For the time being, there will be no changes until we finalize a plan that I will …

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The cruise experience has changed forever.

For over 15 years, I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion of cruising with my family, friends and audience on social media. With over 4000 followers on Twitter and over 600,000 views on my YouTube channel, I’ve tried to tell people that the cruise vacation is an experience like no other. Recently, …

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Carnival Cruise Line ending free room service, except breakfast

Yes, Carnival Cruise Line is ending free room service, except for breakfast. Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, well, this statement is copied from Senior Cruise Director/Brand Ambassador John Heald’s Facebook page: “So before I float around Pasadena tomorrow and spend 5 hours waving and trying not to …

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You can afford a cruise vacation

Speaking as a travel agent, several of my friends tell me, “I just can’t afford to cruise.” By making a decision to save weekly, you can afford to cruise! The fact of the matter is that cruises have become more expensive over the last few years. Ships have become larger …

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The Cruise Genius shares cruise deals on WJXT Morning Show

It’s always a thrill to be invited to be a guest on the WJXT Morning Show sharing cruise deals and my famous super-secret tips. Unfortunately, I’m on the tail end of an almost week long upper respiratory infection, but I was able to power through the interview with my friend …

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Must have cruise apps

If you’re like me, your cell phone has become an extension of yourself and when you cruise, must have apps are a necessity! Cruise ship apps, downloaded before you sail, are an amazing tool! Keep in mind that when you use your cellphone at sea or in foreign ports, you …

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Cruise ship jargon

You may have cruised more than once, but the cruise ship jargon still escapes you. I just read a great article from cntraveler.com that gives you the lowdown on the terms you may hear on your next cruise! Bridge: The navigational control center of the ship is called the bridge. …

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3 ways to get the perfect cruise cabin

Speaking as a member of the travel media and as a travel agent, if I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 1000 times; how do I get “the perfect” cruise ship cabin? Book Early Back in the day, you could wait until the 2 weeks before the ship sails to …

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Carnival to add a roller coaster on Mardi Gras cruise ship

Just when you’ve thought cruise ships have done it all, Carnival is adding a roller coaster to its brand new ship, the Carnival Mardi Gras. Robot bar tenders, bumper cars, a go-kart track and now a roller coaster. I’ve said it for years; the cruise ship has now become the …

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