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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A man who has lived on a cruise ship for 13 years

Can you imagine living on a cruise ship for 13 years? We’ve all heard about “Super Mario” who has been on over 950 cruises ( https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/tourism/fl-royal-caribbean-avid-cruiser-20160429-story.html ) Forbes.com has a great story about “Captain” Morton Jablin: At the age of 94, Morton Jablin could easily pass for someone twenty years younger. He …

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Carnival raises price for drink gratuities

CruiseRadio.net is reporting that Carnival cruise line is raising the price for drink gratuities. “A change to Carnival’s gratuity section on their website now states, “For beverage purchases, an automatic 18% gratuity will be added to the bill.” In the case of individual purchases, it will simply be added to …

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Sir Richard Branson reveals plans for new cruise ship terminal in Miami

The Sun Sentinel.com is reporting news about the Virgin Voyages cruise ship terminal in Miami. “Company founder and London billionaire Richard Branson revealed plans Wednesday for a proposed new terminal at PortMiami that would be the base for his two upcoming cruise ships, the Scarlet Lady and another yet-to-be-named ship.” …

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How a popular cruise director stays fit at sea

Anyone who has sailed with Carnival’s Matt Mitcham know he’s an amazing cruise director. Yeah, he physically fit but an added benefit is that he’s a great guy. If you’ve ever cruised, you know that it’s tempting to eat everything in sight. Guy’s Burgers, unlimited free sandwiches and pizza and …

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