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Which cruises have been cancelled in 2022?

Unfortunately, there are still cruises being cancelled in 2022 due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding it.

The pandemic has not ended, and some sailings have been cancelled due to too many Covid-19 cases onboard. The good news is that there are not the mass cancellations we saw in 2020.

The Omicron and BA 2 variant has added a new level of complexity, as the more easily transmittable mutation has caused there to be higher case counts among passengers and crew members.

Cruising for military families and service members

Cruising is a great vacation option for military families who wish to travel to new places and experience new things, while simultaneously relaxing and enjoying a stress-free vacation.

With discounts and offers specifically created for military families, cruising is more accessible than ever to military service members. The combination of easy trip planning, plenty of options for many budgets, and experiences for everyone, makes cruising an appealing option for the military family.

What to look for in a travel agent for a cruise

The internet has made booking trips easier and faster than ever, and some had seen this trend as the end of the travel agent.

But the turmoil of the pandemic and its aftermath have shown many travelers the benefits of using a travel agent.

As cruise lines are reporting record bookings, people are reconsidering booking on their own. In fact, leading travel company American Express noted in a research trend report that 60% of those surveyed planned on using a travel agent.

Guide to cruise line private islands

Over the years, it has become increasingly popular for cruise lines to have their own private islands where guests can enjoy a day in the sun.  

How do Alaska’s glaciers move and other questions

Cruises to Alaska offer an impressive array of activities and natural beauty. Snow topped peaks, massive glaciers and bountiful wildlife draw many to these northern cruise itineraries.

As guests explore the wonders of the area, there are some common questions best answered to make the most out of an Alaskan cruise experience.

Reaching back to days of geography, history and science classes, we look at some of the forces that shape this untamed land.

Here are some of the top questions answered.

What is a cruise ship porthole?

When I was just 4 years old, I boarded my very first cruise ship. My family and I sailed onboard The Big Red Boat, which was essentially a knock-off Disney cruise to the Bahamas.

To this day, our cruise on The Big Red Boat is one of my first memories as a child. I can remember being terrified of Tweety Bird and the characters around the ship. I remember a rough sea day where the pools had big netting on top and we couldn't go swimming.

The most popular cruise lines (and why)

Cruising is a popular vacation for many different travelers. Nothing beats the endless food, gorgeous destinations, stunning entertainment and overall convenience of cruising. Families, couples and older travelers can all enjoy cruising for different reasons.

All about the cheapest cruise ship cabins

Should you book the cheapest cruise ship cabin you can find?

It can be tempting to try to find the lowest price to save money on your vacation, but what sort of stateroom are you committing to in the process?

Here's the important things to know about booking the cheapest cabin on a cruise ship.

Cruising during hurricane season: Should you do it?

Yes, you can absolutely cruise during hurricane season. In fact, there are some great benefits to sailing this time of year.

For those of you who are trying to use up cruise credits or are excited to get back to cruising, a late summer/ early fall trip is a good option.

Storms are a reality of life and can affect travel anytime during the year. The winter months can have lots of blizzards and delays, not that much different than hurricane season. Cruise lines keep a sharp eye on the weather, and if there is a problem, they can sail around them.

Cruise lines that don't require a Covid booster

Some countries and municipalities are requiring a Covid-19 booster shot, in addition to the full vaccine. Do you have to have a booster to go on a cruise?

The answer is it depends on which cruise line you choose to sail with, although the answer could change in the future.

Currently, some cruise lines require a booster shot, although they tend to be smaller cruise lines and/or based in Europe.

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