Cruise for Your Charity Accompanied Cruises

Cruise For Your Charity Accompanied Cruises begin in January 2020! I'm on each of the cruises as the "go to" person for questions, and assistance on-board. I bring the insights of a cruise travel advisor with the experience of over 50+ cruises. In addition, I have  35 years in the health and human services professions. And, I am also a Certified Accessible Travel Advocate.  John Diczok, my partner in Cruise for Your Charity, will also be available to assist cruisers throughout each trip. John Diczok has traveled for business and pleasure both domestically and internationally. His financial Read More...

Cruise Value vs Cruise Price

Understanding Cruise Value vs Cruise Price will help you choose a cruise that meets your needs, interests and your cruise budget. Value is subjective and reflects our personal feelings, opinions and expectations. It varies from person to person.  It helps us determine if we are getting the best overall cruise experience for our money. There are two components to cruise price. The first is the published fare that generally states, “Fares start at."  Additional taxes, port fees and other charges may or may not be listed or included. The second component is the unlisted, hidden or back end charges. These are the components that will impact the total cruise price. Most Read More...

Cunard Cruises, a Favorite of Single Women 55+

I recently took around trip Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2. This was my third time on the Queen Mary 2. While I have taken a number of transatlantic cruises, this was my first Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing where the ship is the destination. I found that the Queen Mary 2 is a favorite of single women.   An Atlantic Crossing on the queen Mary @ out of NYC While many of the passengers were 65+ couples, there were a significant number of Read More...

An Atlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2

In late April, I took an Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2. It was a round trip, and I was at sea for a total of 14 days. This was my third time on the Queen Mary 2. While I have taken a number of transatlantic cruises, this was my first Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing where the ship is the destination. The Queen Mary 2 has a long history of transporting passengers from New York City to Southampton, and  Southampton to New York. An elegant ship, it offers excellent live theater, newly released movies, and several music venues.  In addition, passengers have access to services not found on any Read More...

Fall Foliage Cruises from the U.S. to Canada

Canada is a beautiful country, but never more beautiful than during the fall foliage season. Each year, fall foliage cruises make their way from the U. S., stopping in New England ports, then on to Eastern Canada. [caption id="attachment_5703" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]fall foliage cruises in Prince Edward Island Rural area of Prince Edward Island in Autumn[/caption] These fall foliage cruises give cruisers access to the colors of autumn in rustic settings such as Read More...

Cruise for Your Charity: A Custom Cruise and Donation to Your Favorite Charity

Cruise for Your Charity Log on Custom Cruise and Tax Deduction When you take a custom designed cruise with Cruise for your Charity; we will make a donation, in your name, to your favorite charity.

The donation, made in your name, can range from $150 to $1,300 and even higher. The amount of the donation is based  upon the length and  destination of the cruise.

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Medical Care on a Cruise Ship

Most of us don't think to ask about medical care on a cruise ship until we are on a cruise and need medical care. My first experience of medical services at sea occurred during my first cruise. The second day out from New York City, on the way to Bermuda, sea sickness got the best of me. The medical facilities physician checked me out, and gave me the medication I needed to eliminate my nausea. I've taken 50+ cruises since then, and have not needed medical attention.

Standards for Medical Care on a Cruise Ship

All oceangoing cruise ships that are members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) must comply with guidelines that identify the standards Read More...

Know Your Laundry Options When Cruising

Why do you need to know your laundry options when cruising? To begin with, you want to know if you  can do your own laundry, or must you use the ship's laundry service. This can help you decide how much clothing you want to pack. If you are taking a seven to 14 day cruise you may not want to pack clothing for each day. You may want to pack light and wash what you have a few times during your cruise. So, what laundry services are available on shipboard and what do they cost? Many of the cruise ships have self-service launderettes enabling cruisers to do t Read More...

Christmas at Sea on the Norwegian Escape

I spent Christmas at Sea on the Norwegian Escape this past December. Our destination was the Eastern Caribbean. We visited Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas, as well as Nassau. Over 1, 500 of the passengers were youth ranging in age from infants through 18 years. On board activities in the Splash Academy for children and Entourage for teens gave participants the option of participate in programs throughout the day and evening hours. The Norwegian Escape’s Kids’ Aqua Park was a big draw for many young cruisers especia Read More...

Family Friendly Cruising on The NCL Escape

In December 2018, I had the opportunity to experience family friendly cruising on the NCL Escape. The Escape calls NYC its home port and cruises to destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean, and Bermuda. After spending three weeks on this ship, I can say that the NCL Escape is a family resort at sea! [caption id="attachment_5326" align="aligncenter" width="740"]Picture of Family Friendly cruising on the NCL Escape Norwegian Escape Nassau[/caption]

Accommodations

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