Princess Cruises to Raise Gratuities Starting January 1, 2016

October 9, 2015

Princess Cruises announced today that it will increase its daily gratuity charge on all voyages departing on or after January 1, 2016. The new daily gratuity amounts for Princess cruise guests will be as follows: • US$12.95 per guest per day for regular staterooms (interior, oceanview and balcony) — an increase of $1.45. • US$13.95 […]

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How to Use Pinterest for Travel Planning

September 22, 2015

Are you planning your next cruise or other travel adventure? We always like to have at least one “next trip” in the planning stages. It gives us something to look forward to, and new destinations to focus on for pre-trip research. We like “getting in the know” before we go. According to Dutch research, planning […]

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Can You Have an Authentic Travel Experience Via a Cruise Ship?

September 1, 2015

I recently read an interview on authentic travel experiences on Skift with Jonathan Mildenhall, the chief marketing officer of Airbnb. Just as home-sharing site Airbnb built itself on the promise of delivering authentic, local experiences in hosts’ homes, many travel brands are trying to promise guests an “authentic” experience during their stay. Reading the article made me ponder two questions: So what […]

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A Walk Around Bar Harbor, Maine via a Cruise Ship Visit

August 26, 2015

On July 3rd we visited Bar Harbor, Maine during a 7-Day Canada and New England cruise on Holland America’s ms Maasdam. As soon as we arrived into the pier via the tenders (Bar Harbor is a tender port for all cruise ships), we headed to the shore path. The path is located just to the […]

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