Fall and Winter are a great time to cruise ... sailing to warmer waters of the Mexican Riviera, Sea of Cortez, and of course, the Caribbean Sea as well. However, this is also prime sports time. For men who "can't miss" their favorite game taking a cruise could be a major obstacle to booking a voyage. Don't worry though. No matter what your favorite sport, chances are you can still catch your favorite game on your next cruise!

As we enter fall and the weather starts turning cooler, you may be thinking about finding a way to escape to a warmer place. If you are, don't worry ... we are all having those thoughts and luckily this is the begining of one of our favorite times to cruise. Holiday cruises are some of the most fun and unique voyages that you can plan because unlike the rest of the year, this is a time when you'll experience something fun and unique as almost every cruise line rolls out something special to celebrate the season.

We just came back from our second Alaska cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. Our first was in 2018 aboard Norwegian Jewel but this time we were on Norwegian Encore, the newest (at the time) ship in their fleet and one that we knew that we loved sailing on in the Caribbean. However, I was a bit nervous about cruising in Alaska on such a huge vessel when my "Alaska Cruise Expert" friends all said that smaller vessels were better and as a new-comer that NCL wasn't going to be the best option. Well ... all I can say is that Heather and I had an absolutely incredible time on both of our Alaska cruises but Encore really surprised me with how good it was for cruising in this part of the world!

While we heard about the new elevated bar program onboard their newest ship, Vista, which will be debuiting on May 20, 2023 - we're thrilled to hear that they are also taking their rum and whiskey program to the next level in a fleet wide roll-out. This new program will feature a collection of iconic Macallan expressions, a flight program, chocolate pairings, ice cream cocktails, and a new Tea at Sea mixology class featuring Brugal 1888 Doblemente AƱejado Rum.

Cruise ships are an environment unlike any other when it comes to the spread of disease. You have sometimes as many as 9,000 people from all over the world crammed into a boat together for a week or more. That means that each elevator button, handrail, tongs in the buffet, countertops are touched thousands of times each day. Unfortunately, not everyone is 100% healthy. While you can protect yourself from others, sometimes it is YOU who is the sick one. Here's what to do if you catch a cold while on a cruise ship.