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New Amex offer could get you hundreds of dollars in points for booking a Carnival cruise

If you plan to sail on Carnival Cruise Line in the near future, you might want to take a look at your American Express credit cards for a new Amex Offer that will earn you thousands of extra points. That means you could save hundreds of dollars on your next Carnival cruise!

Many American Express cardholders are reporting new Amex Offers that provide an additional 25,000 Membership Reward points if you spend at least $1,000 with Carnival Cruise Line. This equates to around $400 - $500 depending on your redemption strategy - which is nearly 40% to 50% savings!

I’ve been on 10 European cruises, and I see people making the same 12 mistakes: here’s how to avoid them

As someone who cruises for both work and leisure, I’ve seen cruisers make a lot of the same mistakes over and over again on European sailings. Everything from not booking excursions soon enough to taking a poorly planned transatlantic flight, it seems that first-time cruisers make the same mistakes when taking European cruises.

Top 20 cruise t-shirt ideas

After stepping foot on a cruise ship, you may see lots of people wearing matching t-shirts. Whether commemorating an anniversary or birthday, sailing with a bachelorette or bachelor party, or a group of family members traveling together for a vacation, wearing matching t-shirts is a fun way to celebrate a special occasion.

Even if you're not in a group, individuals can wear a cruise-themed t-shirt to get in the spirit of cruising. Walking around the ship, you will be sure to spur conversation with fellow travelers!

25 cute animals you can see on a cruise ship

Cruise ships sail around the world, taking guests to the some of the most diverse ecologies in the world. Every cruise you take is an opportunity to experience native wildlife - and we aren't even talking about the cute towel animals you find in your stateroom every night!

30 best songs for your cruise playlist

If you’re cruising soon and love listening to music, we recommend starting a cruise playlist.

20 drinks to order if you have a cruise drink package

Pass the piña colada, please!

One of the best parts about cruising is having that classic cocktail on the top deck of your ship while you're chilling poolside or lounging on the beach. If you’ve purchased a drink package for your upcoming cruise, you’ve probably spent a good chunk of change doing so. 

Titanic compared a cruise ship today

When you think of the largest cruise ship in the world, you probably think of one of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class cruise ships, including Wonder of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. 

But back in 1912, the most infamous cruise ship of all time, RMS Titanic, was the world’s largest cruise ship. Built by the White Star Line, Titanic departed Southampton for its inaugural (and final) voyage in April 1912.

How to move up the cruise line loyalty program ranks faster

Moving up the ranks of a cruise line’s loyalty program is a goal for many cruisers. Although it’s free to join a cruise line’s loyalty program, you can receive many lucrative benefits as you reach higher status tiers. 

Pretty much all major cruise lines have a loyalty program. For example, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Celebrity Cruises all have respective loyalty programs that rewards cruisers. Anyone can enroll in these programs for free and start earning points towards loyalty status.

What did people on the Titanic eat onboard?

One of the most infamous ocean liners in the cruise industry is the Titanic. It’s been 110 years since the Titanic sank, but society’s fascination with the voyage has lasted the test of time.

From the award-winning 'Titanic' movie in 1997 to historical museums and traveling exhibits, Titanic’s unfortunate story continues to captivate history buffs and sea-lovers alike. 

How fast is a 'knot' and why is it called that?

If you’ve been on a cruise and found yourself unfamiliar with the navigation terminology, you’re not alone! Understanding terms like knots and nautical miles are not necessarily intuitive for most cruisers. 

Your cruise ship captain probably referenced the ship’s speed using knots. Perhaps the captain also mentioned how many nautical miles until your next port of call. 

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