We share lots of cruise updates and advice here, and this is a weekly roundup of everything you may have missed from this week.
If you are busy but want to keep up with all the helpful cruise advice we share, this is an easy-to-digest look at the recent articles and updates we've shared
1. Take a look inside two cruise ship captains' living quarters
Cruise ships are notorious for their small cabins, but have you ever seen what a cruise ship Captain’s living quarters look like?
As the person responsible for overseeing all onboard operations, ensuring that the ship is safely operating during each and every sailing, it makes sense that the Captain’s quarters would be more spacious than your typical crew stateroom. You won’t find bunk beds or shared bathrooms in there, and oftentimes, they won’t even be on the same level as other crew. Two Captains took to social media to share their living quarters with the public.
Here is a look inside their two Captains' living quarters!
2. Here are some tips for those planning a cruise on Disney Fantasy!
Disney cruises are known for being some of the most magical vacations at sea!
Cruise.Blog writer Hayley recently had the opportunity to sail onboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Fantasy. Since this was her first time sailing with DCL, she set out to do as much research as she could prior to sailing. Disney fans know that when it comes to Disney vacations, it never hurts to be prepared with the best tips and tricks.
Here are some tips for those planning a cruise onboard Disney Fantasy.
3. What is the best way to book a cruise?
There is no better feeling than knowing that you got a great cruise deal.
If you are newer to cruising or looking to sail a new cruise line, you may be stumped at where to start your planning process. From booking directly with the cruise line to using a third-party booking site or utilizing a travel agent, there are plenty of options. All of which, of course, come with their own pros and cons.
4. Tips and recommendations for an awesome sea day onboard a Disney cruise!
When you imagine a cruise, you are probably thinking of the tropical or unique destinations you will be visiting.
However, sea days are also part of the vacation as well! Disney Cruise Line is notorious for having fun-filled sea days, packed with activities and amenities for every type of guest. Because of this, their cruise ships are a destination in and of themselves. Cruise.Blog writer Hayley recently returned from a cruise with Disney Cruise Line and quickly learned just how great their sea days are.
Here are some tips and recommendations for an awesome sea day!
5. I paid $4,300 for an obstructed view cabin on Norwegian Cruise Line - take a look inside
When it’s time to book your cruise, one of the most important decisions you have to make is what stateroom you want to book.
Cruise.Blog writer Allie recently sailed onboard one Norwegian Cruise Line’s oldest ships, Norwegian Dawn. When booking her sailing for this 12-night African safari itinerary, she opted to book one of the cheapest cabins available at the time, an obstructed view cabin. Not sure what to expect before getting onboard, she ended up loving this cozy cabin.
Here is a look inside her obstructed view cabin on Norwegian Dawn.
6. How To Get a Job on a Cruise Ship (With No Experience)
Have you ever dreamed about working onboard a cruise ship?
Not only do you have the opportunity to travel around the world while you work, but there are also plenty of different job types available. These can range from Captain to nurses, bartenders, photographers, activities staff, electricians, and more! You may be stumped on exactly how to make this dream a reality though.
Whether you've decided life at sea is for you or simply want a new experience while seeing a little bit more of the world, securing a job on a cruise ship is rather attainable if you know where to start.
7. If you're looking for a spring break cruise, look no further!
Now that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, it is the perfect time to start planning your spring break cruise!
Not surprisingly, demand for cruises in March and April is high, which is the main spring break season. If you are still looking to score a cheap cruise over spring break, don’t worry - we have you covered!
We compiled a list of some of the cheapest sailings you can take in March and April to help give you something to look forward to before summer!
Read more: 10 cheapest spring break cruises in 2024
8. Do you need a passport to go to The Bahamas?
If you are considering a Caribbean cruise, chances are you will have a stop in The Bahamas.
This isn’t surprising, as The Bahamas is one of the most popular year-round destinations, featuring turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and delicious cuisine. However, before you set sail, you will want to ensure that you understand the documentation requirements needed, so you aren’t denied boarding. This is especially important as the requirements for needing a passport to go to The Bahamas are different depending on whether you’re cruising or taking a land-based vacation.
Here's everything you need to know about traveling to The Bahamas with and without a passport.
Read more: Do you need a passport to go to The Bahamas?
9. I went on 5 Norwegian Cruise Line sailings last year: These are my 15 best tips
In 2023, Cruise.Blog writer Hayley had the opportunity to sail with Norwegian Cruise Line 5 times!
All of her voyages were quite different from one another, whether it be destination or class of ship, so she was able to see many different aspects of sailing with NCL. With sailings ranging from 2 to 10 nights, she left the year with valuable insight and knowledge about Norwegian Cruise Line.
From these great cruise sailings, here are some tips and tricks that might help future cruisers on Norwegian Cruise Line.