Stretching your Cruising Dollar

Stretch that Money!

Your cruise is all paid for before you go, but that’s not where you’ll stop spending! Check out Steve’s tips for keeping your budget in check while on a cruise.

Boat vs. Ship

Holland America Line's Rotterdam - Port of San Diego/flickr Creative Commons

Ask Steve features questions from you, researched and answered by Steve. It’s a great way to learn cruise trivia, or find out answers to your cruise vacation questions! Today’s question: which is correct, boat or ship?

Cruising During Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season on a Cruise Ship

Many cruises set sail each weekend during hurricane season heading for hurricane-prone destinations. What do cruisers need to know about hurricanes & tropical storms?

What are Guaranteed Staterooms?

Cruise Ship Stateroom

A guarantee stateroom on a cruise is often mis-understood. Steve explains what they are, and what you should expect if you have one.

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship – Princess Cruises Review

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Steve reviews the Diamond Princess, a popular vessel for Princess Cruises’ Alaskan itineraries. View a video of her features and picture yourself on her, sailing past a gorgeous white glacier in crystal blue waters.

What is Gross Registered Tonnage?

Today’s Ask Steve feature takes a look at something called “gross registered tonnage” and why you should know about this measure of cruise ships. It’s not what you think!

The Mystery of the Lido Deck

Lido Deck on Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth - Flickr Creative Commons/tombayly13

Just about every modern cruise ship has a Lido Deck. Why do they have this in common? Where did the term originate?

Cruises Are My Favorite Vacation

Steve touches upon why he believes that a cruise vacation is one of the best vacation experiences available.

Top Ten Reasons to Cruise

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Personally, I really enjoy cruising and feel it is one of the best ways someone can get a lot of mileage out of their vacation dollars. But, you don’t have to take my word for it. Here are ten reasons to choose a cruise!

Does Stateroom Selection Matter?

Cruise Deck Plan

Many folks are overwhelmed by cruise ship deck plans and the different stateroom categories available. Guest author Lyn Cathey explains what’s going on.