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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Cruises, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Four Ways to Save Money On a Cruise Ship

Four Ways to Save Money On a Cruise Ship

Cruise ship vacations may have gotten a bit of a reputation for being costly, however, they can actually be better value than you think. With your transport to various countries, accommodation, food and drink, and entertainment included in the price, when you think about it a cruise ship ticket is actually pretty good value, and most of the expenses come in the extras that you’ll buy on-board. But, saving money on a cruise ship is easier than you think. We’ve listed some of the best ways to save money on-board and enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank. Explore Destinations Alone Depending on the port that you are stopping off at and the various types of excursions or activities that you choose to take part in, port stop-offs can be very expensive when you’re on a cruise ship. Instead, learning a little bit about the area will allow you to set off on your own, which is always a nice experience after spending the last few days on a...

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Cruises, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Best Cruises for Couples

Best Cruises for Couples

Before you venture the open seas on a romantic cruise, it is very important that you research and find the best cruises for couples. The various cruise lines are designed to deliver varying experiences. Some are meant for college students or even families. Going on a romantic cruise with such lines would only turn your expected romantic experience to a chaotic one with drunken guys or noisy children. Some of the best cruises that are meant for couples include: Crown Princess Many couple who have been on a romantic cruise with the Princess cruises can acknowledge that the Crown Princess is one of the best cruise ships for couples. These ship, nicknamed The Loveboat, offers unique and memorable marriage proposal packages such the personal video cast on the massive cinema screens found on the ship. Arrangements are also made for newly engaged couples for them to have a special romantic dinner, perfect for making eternal commitment promises when in the middle of the sea.(Image by EDDIE) Wind Spirit This...

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Cruises, Travel and Health, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

How to Stay Healthy on your Cruise Vacation

How to Stay Healthy on your Cruise Vacation

Check out the medical facilities on your preferred cruise line before you check in. Having the knowledge that you will be well taken care of in an emergency is indeed heartening and makes your sea travel all the more relaxed and worthwhile. If you have planning on a cruise vacation for quite some time now, then you are already aware of the merits/ demerits of exploring exotic ports and spending your daytime gazing at crystalline blue waters beyond. Along with the many benefits, there are obviously some risks of going on a cruise as well. Of late, there have news reports of an increasing number of onboard illnesses; sometimes affecting many more than just a couple of travelers. Under the circumstances, lack of sufficient medical care on certain ships may only compound the problem. However, if you  are set to set sail and all your tickets are in order, then read on for deeper insights into the simple but effective ways of keeping yourself fit and healthy—while you are...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Budget Travel, Cruises, Only The Best, Transportation, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Simple Tricks To Overcome Loneliness While Traveling

Simple Tricks To Overcome Loneliness While Traveling

Everyone will have at least one expectation about traveling. When I first started traveling, I was expecting that I would be meeting a lot of strangers everywhere who would become my new friends, and having non-stop new adventures everyday. It turned out that there were times when I was completely lonely and on my own. Well, this can happen to anyone, especially if you’re traveling alone. At first it was pretty excited because there’s no one to nag about things I wanted to do. I could do anything at anytime without needing second opinion. Then, it hit me. I was lonely. I was alone on the road. But then I realized that the reason why I was alone was because of fear. If you’re introvert, you would understand what I meant. It can get pretty hard to strike a conversation with a beautiful waitress at the restaurant, right? When you’re in Thailand and you know nothing about the language, bargaining with the ladies at the market can be a...

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Cruises, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Germany, Travel Italy, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

The Best Five River Cruises in Europe

The Best Five River Cruises in Europe

Cruising rivers to enjoy the scenic view is always a rewarding experience for many. It is a nice way to unwind and remove your mind from your worries. It is also another way to revitalize your mind and body so that you can be able to be more productive in your work. Particularly, it can be a good way for couples to celebrate their wedding anniversary or just take some time off to strengthen their bond and make some memories together. Europe has many river cruise opportunities which someone can explore. The hospitality industry has improved its service delivery in this sector; therefore it has many attractive tour packages to offer at very relatively fair prices. The hotel companies offering these companies are dedicated to making its clients enjoy their time on the tour as much as possible. The five best river cruises through Europe have some of the most luxurious services for its clientele. What with the sumptuous cuisine and a wide range of drinks to whet your...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Cruises, Only The Best, Travel Turkey | 2 comments

The Luxury Spot – Best Destinations for a Luxury Cruise

The Luxury Spot – Best Destinations for a Luxury Cruise

Luxury cruises are bound to take you to some intriguing destinations that you might not otherwise have an opportunity to see. With a multitude of offers available, working out where to go can prove a challenge. To narrow it down, here are some top destinations you visit while living the life of Riley at sea on luxury cruises to provide you with inspiration. Istanbul Situated on the Bosphorus and dating from 660 BC, Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, is an important meeting place of eastern and western culture and an outstanding treasure trove of art and history. Its remarkable architecture reflects a variety of civilizations, including Byzantine or Eastern Roman, Ottoman and Genoese. The walls — built by Constantine the Great — still partially enclose the oldest areas of Istanbul. Constructed between 532 and 537, Justinian the Great’s Hagia Sophia, now a museum has a history as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, a Roman Catholic church and a mosque. Famous for its beautiful mosaics, frescoes and marble columns, the structure is...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Cruises, Money and Travel, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Work and Travel |

A Job On A Cruise Ship : Get Paid To Travel

A Job On A Cruise Ship : Get Paid To Travel

We did mention that traveling in a cruise ship is not really traveling. Matter of fact, we’d like to think cruising as a type of vacation. But if you love adventures and think that you can’t be sitting in a cubicle for eight hours per day, then getting out of your normal life is what you may need. We do understand that some people tend to struggle raising and saving enough money for their traveling experience. But working in the cruise line industry will be able to give you the opportunity you need in order to find your budget – and at the same time, you still get to “travel” while working! Why do we say that working on a cruise ship will benefit some of you out there? Fastest Growing Job Sector It is known as one of the fastest growing job industry in the world. This is because around 5 to 10 new luxury cruise ships are being built per year, and with that rapid growth, the...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Backpacking, Cruises, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

The Reason Why Independent Backpackers Should Go On A Cruise

The Reason Why Independent Backpackers Should Go On A Cruise

We can easily hear the screams of independent backpackers whenever they’re being told they should go on a cruise. “Cruises are not the real travel experience and you won’t get the chance to experience the local culture.” This is probably just one of the many reasons why independent backpackers tend to skip cruises on their travel bucket lists. For these solo travelers, they considered cruises as “fake travel ideas” for those people who just want to pretend that they are traveling to various places without the need of moving around too much. In all honesty, at some point, we do agree with this though. However, we do have reasons why independent backpackers should go on a cruise : An Adult Playground On The Sea Yes, cruises are not travel experience because you don’t get the chance to explore new cultures or even dine at the the same place as the locals do. Matter of fact, you are going to see the same faces almost everyday for a few weeks...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Cruises, Food and Travel, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Canada, Travel Destinations, Travel North America, Travel Resources, Travel Style | 1 comment

5 Fine Dining Options in Niagara Falls

5 Fine Dining Options in Niagara Falls

Nothing caps off an exciting day of touring Niagara Falls like a delectable dinner. Fortunately for visitors with refined palettes, Niagara Falls is home to an impressive assortment of fine dining establishments. After taking in the natural beauty of the falls, you can excite your taste buds at any of the following restaurants. Terrapin Grille Diners interested in enjoying a spectacular view of the falls while sitting down to dinner should pay a visit to Terrapin Grille. This upscale dining establishment features a mouthwatering array of steak, seafood and pasta entrees guaranteed to satisfy the palette of even the most selective patron. (image by Jonathan Rose). Connoisseurs of fine wine are sure to appreciate the restaurant’s extensive wine list, which boasts a tasty assortment of premium reds, whites and house wines. Located directly across from the falls, the sound of rushing water and frequent rainbows set a nice mealtime ambiance. After enjoying a delectable dinner, tourists can take a leisurely after-dinner stroll to Niagara Falls. Guests with a sweet...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Cruises, Guest Post, Travel Australia |

3 Great Activities to Kick off Your Retirement Vacation in Cairns

3 Great Activities to Kick off Your Retirement Vacation in Cairns

If you’ve decided to celebrate the joyous transition into retirement with a vacation in beautiful Cairns, you’ve made one great decision already. Choosing how to spend your valuable time in the beautiful Queensland area can be challenging, but it’s a good problem to have: the range of options ensures there’s something for everyone. Here’s a quick list of three great activities you can’t miss. They’re exciting but also relaxing, equally engaging and mesmerizing, and you’re sure to remember them for years to come. What better way to celebrate the most free and fun stage of your golden years? Outer Barrier Reef Cruises Offer Magical Glimpses of Rich Ocean Diversity There’s an endless range of ways to explore the diverse marine life of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, but Quicksilver Cruises lets you see the very outer edges in unrivalled comfort and luxury. Start out with an exhilarating journey on a catamaran. After a delicious tropical buffet lunch, visit an exclusive exploration platform above the Agincourt ribbon reef system...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Cruises, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

How To Choose Your Cruise?

How To Choose Your Cruise?

With more than 24 major cruise lines around the world, 160 ships in the fleet, and more than 7,500 itineraries, choosing the most perfect cruise for your own vacation can be a nightmare. Every year, there is always a cruise line sailing from Alaska to Zanzibar and picking the one that suits your traveling style the most is very important. You don’t want to end up hating every single day and activity on the cruise ship once you start sailing. We have simple guidelines on how to choose your cruise according to your style : Decide On Destination – This is the most important part of all the choosing process. You have to know exactly where you want to go before you choose the ship. Unexpected places like South America, the Indian Ocean and Asia are being added into the itineraries lately and according to Anne Morgan Scully, South America is considered as one of the most favorite places to visit this year. After you’ve decided where you want...

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Cruises, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

What To Pack For Your First Cruise Vacation?

What To Pack For Your First Cruise Vacation?

Is this your first time going on a cruise? Are you wondering what to pack for your first cruise vacation ever? It can be the worst part of your vacation but if you create a packing list of the necessary things to be brought with you, packing or even unpacking is not that tough actually. There are things you should bring with you and there are also certain items that you might don’t need. Picking things that are really necessary can be a hard task to accomplish if this is your first time vacation on a cruise. We have a few simple tips to follow on what to pack for your first cruise vacation : Important Things For A Cruise Travel The essentials would include your airline tickets, documents for your cruise vacation, passports and visas, as well as the proof of your citizenship. Before you go for your cruise travel, it is advisable that you check your cruise line regarding the required documents to be brought together with...

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Cruises, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

First Family Cruise : How To Plan For It?

First Family Cruise : How To Plan For It?

A family cruise can become one of the most fun and memorable vacations ever. It’s not that hard to plan for a family cruise. All you need is to take every aspect into consideration. Since each member of the family has different personality and characteristic, it is advisable that you plan your family cruise wisely. We have a few tips for your first family cruise vacation and how to plan for it : Choose The Perfect Cruise Line – Just like airlines and hotels, cruise lines have their own distinct personalities. If you make a thorough research regarding each different cruise line, you’ll come across some cruise ships that offer culture-minded atmosphere that appeals mostly to folks, other cruise lines are more energetic and with a lot of activities, and some that gives the chance of having a relaxing and calm environment. Consider what your family wants at the moment and go for the cruise line that is both kid-friendly and match the personality of your family members. Take...

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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Cruises, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Asia, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel China, Travel Destinations, Travel Ecuador, Travel North America, Travel South America, Travel Style, Travel USA, World Travel |

4 Remote Places to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

4 Remote Places to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

An increasing amount of people are creating their very own travel bucket lists, compiled of all the places that they want to experience within their lifetime. This practice allows travelers to create a wish list of all the incredible places in the world that they want to visit, and yields some amazing results. Here are 6 stunning remote locations to add to your very own travel bucket list. Motuo County For decades, there have been attempts to build a road straight into the heart of Motuo County, yet every effort fails as the landscape reclaims it through landslides, extreme weather and dangerous conditions. This makes Motuo County one of the most remote and inaccessible places in China. This absolutely stunning natural wilderness is located within the Tibetan Autonomous Region and is home to one tenth of the flora in China. Getting there is only for the keenest travellers, with a gruelling hike over several days necessary to gain access to this beautiful and unspoiled paradise. Alaska While some might...

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