Sunny Cruises to Cure the Winter Blues

The days are getting shorter, and the nights are longer—the time to plan your brilliant escape is now! Say goodbye to the frigid temperatures that are sweeping through the United States and Europe by heading south and joining the smiling faces of the Caribbean, Australia, and other exotic ports of call. Just south of the equator there is a cruise with your name on it. Select from one of these tropical destinations for a vacation that is guaranteed to keep you warm until Spring. Read more

How to Pick Your Perfect Family-Friendly Cruise

Family cruising is becoming one of the most exciting growing segments in the travel industry. When selecting a dream itinerary, it’s important to consider the variety of onboard activities, flexibility, and amenities. We’ve curated a list of the top four family-friendly companies that guarantee a feeling of togetherness long after you’ve left the ship. Read more

How to Travel Like a Local: Add These Immersive Trips to Your Bucket List

We travel to discover new things—about ourselves and about the world around us. Immersive travel allows us to dive headfirst into the experiences that let us do just that, and so much more. Don’t just dip your toe in the pool of a new culture—completely surround yourself with the newness of unfamiliar sights, sounds, sensations and flavors that are unlike anything you’ve known before. Read more

What to Expect When Working with a Travel Agent for the First Time

If you’ve never used a travel agent in the past, you should know that it’s like meeting someone for the first time. When you first speak to each other, you get a feel of one another’s personalities and can sense if there’s a connection. The right travel agent will listen to understand what you’re looking for and become a one-stop shop, chock-full of resources for your travel plans; which is just the kind of trusting relationship you need when you’re spending your hard-earned money on a vacation. Here are just a few things you can expect. Read more

5 Incredible Cruise Pools

The time has come to soak it all in. Pools are the epicenter of daytime activity onboard; however, some ships really go above and beyond. With cruise lines pushing the boundaries of design, it’s only fitting that even something as simple as taking a swim has been elevated. For many guests, nothing beats a day lounging on the veranda, alfresco cocktail in hand, the ocean below, and yesterday’s worries behind. There is something intrinsically relaxing about being close to a body of water, and in this case, being submerged in a stunning turquoise oasis floating above the dark blue waves. Get ready to be in awe as we explore the five most incredible cruise pools. Read more