Westin Beach Resort & Spa Fort Lauderdale Review

Westin Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa Fort Lauderdale is an excellent choice for a stay in Fort Lauderdale, combining Westin’s signature wellness concept with a beach resort stay. This is Steve’s new favorite hotel in Fort Lauderdale!

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

When is a ship a boat? When is a boat a ship? Is there a difference? Steve explains so you don’t embarrass yourself on your next cruise!

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


Steve reviews the Diamond Princess, a popular vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet.

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


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!