Cruise recommendations for two female BFFs in their 30s? [more inside]
My fiancée and I want to get married at sea on a cruise. Unfortunately, we can't find a cruise line that sails from our nearby ports that offers a wedding package that works for us (all the lines we checked require that everything be done by the book on their schedule with their vows, music, food, etc.). Has anyone ever staged a "stealth wedding" at sea where you bring your own officiant, gather a small number of family and friends together at an agreed-upon time in a quiet corner of the ship, and carry out a short impromptu ceremony? Will the cruise line have a problem with this? Would there be a penalty if we were caught? More importantly, would a marriage license from our state be valid if signed at sea in international waters? If not, what if we handled the paperwork in port? It's just a germ of an idea right now and at this point we really want to know if this is all possible and legal. Any advice for us?
This year I made a resolution for healthier living and have been successful so far. Overcame a lot of bad habits compared to where I started. But I'm going on a cruise with a group of friends next month. From what I've been told it's going to be an around the clock buffet. I'm planning on using the gym but don't know how to deal with all of the food. I'm not going to be on the alcoholic drinks package and figure I can enjoy dinner that way. Breakfast and lunch are a free for all though. Any ideas for what my best options would be so I don't gain 15 by the end of the week.
I'm interested in booking a cruise with some friends for a New Year's Eve vacation. What cruise lines and ships do you recommend, and given the holiday, what recommendations do you have to make the trip affordable, since it seems that most lines have marked up sailing dates around the holidays? [more inside]
In November, I will be flying to Paris, then going to Barcelona and taking a cruise from there to New Orleans with my husband and our 12 month old girl and possibly two other adults. What are your tips for a successful vacation with a young child? [more inside]
Going on a Disney cruise with both adults and kids. It will be on the Magic and to the Western Caribbean. Any tips/tricks/suggestions to get the most out of the experience?
I've never been on a cruise, but will be going on one next year...would appreciate any cruise "hacks" I should take into account as a first timer. The cruise is on the Mediterranean and will be 9 days.
Recommendations for a quiet, budget-conscious solo vacation consisting of staring at the Atlantic Ocean? [more inside]
Say you're on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic and something happens and it capsizes. How long would you have to be out there until the Coast Guard rescues you? Hours? Days? How fast can those big helicopters get to you? I am talking middle of the ocean here. Thanks.
So next week, my girlfriend and I are going on a cruise for our third year anniversary booked through Royal Caribbean that leaves from Florida and stops at Labidee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico. This is my first cruise, and my girlfriend’s eighth cruise. We have already booked awesome excursions in Labadee (parasailing!), George Town (turtle farm and stingray city!), and Cozumel (snorkeling boat tour!), but we are unsure what to do in Falmouth since it’s a relatively new port. (more inside) [more inside]
What do they do with perishable alcohol at the end of a cruise? [more inside]
We're thinking about going on a cruise to Alaska in late August/early September and we have no experience with cruising or Alaska. What do we need to know? How do we work within our budget? Two adults, no kids. [more inside]
How can I do something nice for the locals while my family and I are on a big phat cruise? [more inside]
I'm looking for Valentine's Days ideas for my girlfriend of 7 years. The complication is that we are traveling this year, leaving Feb 1. [more inside]
The Costa Concordia
; what happens next? How will the ship be removed?
Rescue efforts were suspended indefinitely on Monday after the stricken cruise liner slipped on its rocky resting place and settled farther into the water, according to the firefighters heading the operation... Mr. Foschi also said the vessel was carrying 2,300 tons of fuel but there were no signs of leakage so far.
I’m going to be going on a cruise next year with my parents (at their request and expense). Not to sound like a little brat, but I’m a bit nervous that I’m going to be trapped on the U.S.S. Las Vegas when that is NOT my scene. Help? [more inside]
A friend and I will be in Hanoi in January. We want to do an awesome trip in Halong Bay. How? [more inside]
How do I use my iphone on a cruise? [more inside]
What is a cheap international trip I can take this winter? [more inside]
My parents (in their 60s) and my brother and I (both in our 30s) are planning to take a Mediterranean cruise this spring. However, that's as far as we've gotten in the planning! I'd love some advice, especially from people who have done this before. [more inside]
Working on a cruise ship? Excellent adventure or more trouble than its worth? [more inside]
The Lady and I are taking our first cruise this Sunday. Leaving New Orleans and heading to Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya and Cozumel. I've been to N.O. before, but neither of us have been any of the other places. Any pro-tips, suggestions or amusing anecdotes about any of those places? We really have no idea what to expect... [more inside]
What are some examples of men's fashion on casual cruises, and more importantly, where can I buy them? [more inside]
How to help my parents get new copies of their passports so they can re-enter the US at the end of a Caribbean cruise? [more inside]
We'd like to go on a family cruise in the second half of May: myself, my husband, Baby J and my parents. What will this be like? And also, got any specific recommendations? [more inside]
My wife-to-be and I want to take a week long cruise from Tel Aviv to Greece in May. Mano
was recommended to us but none of their dates work with our schedule. [more inside]
What does my mom need for her first cruise? [more inside]
Where to vacation with three generations of family near Houston, TX? [more inside]
Does anyone know if it is possible to tour a cruise ship while it's in port without having to actually purchase a cruise trip ticket? [more inside]
New England/Canada cruise. October. Never been on a cruise before. Help, please. [more inside]
I want to see a whale in the wild. [more inside]
What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
ParentFilter: Is it time to worry about a late crawler/walker? [more inside]
I'm thinking about going on a Greek cruise and need advice about travel insurance, given the turmoil happening there now. [more inside]
You took a 10-day Princess cruise (to Alaska) and you're a vegetarian. You ate... [more inside]
My wife and I are planning to take a Mexican Riviera cruise (Carnival). The three stops are Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, and Manzanillo. We know nothing about this area and are looking for ideas for things to do. [more inside]
Am I about to get screwed by Sundance Vacations? [more inside]
After two years of savings, my wife and I are going on a a cruise to the Western Caribbean. Islands we are stopping at are St. Maartens, St Thomas, and San Juan. I would like to know if there are UNIQUE places, restaurants, shopping or fun things we can do on each island. I am not necessarily looking for the "canned" trips organized by the cruise lines. Both my wife and I are in our 60's so mountain climbing, ect would be a bit too much for us.
I am planning a Caribbean cruise for my wife and myself. I am using a Cruise Travel Company with a good reputation. This agency has quoted me prices for several cruises. Besides attempting to negotiate better pricing and a room upgrade, are there any other amenities I am overlooking that would further enhance this cruise? Any suggestions for this negotiation would be appreciated. Thanks in advance...
Please help me choose between two cruises in the eastern Mediterranean (Croatia and Greece). [more inside]
I get sea-sick. Should I go on a cruise? [more inside]
Got any advice on taking a short cruise leaving from Long Beach, California (or thereabouts)? [more inside]
I'm considering splurging and taking an Alaskan cruise next year. I'm a single female in my 40's and will be traveling alone. Please give me some feedback so I can decide if this is the right trip for me! [more inside]
Hey Hon, I want to cruise! [more inside]
We're setting sail from San Diego on May 25 for a cruise, but we have two days in San Diego beforehand. How can we work the transportation to Sea World and the wild animal park before our cruise while not being stuck going all the way back to the airport for a rental car? Is there a better area to stay or a better way to arrange transportation to support this?
My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
Heading on an Alaskan cruise with my 2-year old son, my husband and my 64-year old mother who just finished chemo/radiation for lung cancer. Suggestions, tips, thoughts on making sure everyone enjoys the time? [more inside]
So, it's me, mom and dad, sister and her ex-Marine husband, handsome football player cousin and his fiancee, and my southern aunt and uncle. Together. On a boat. For a week. Oh god. [more inside]
Has anyone visited this Cartagena, Columbia, and can you offer any up-to-date advice regarding safety and the best places to visit on a one day cruise stop? [more inside]
Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]