When new cruisers start to plan their cruise ship vacation, there is always one thing that comes up: what are starboard and port? These terms are not just for sailors but are used as reference for the location of almost everything you'll find on the ship from the hallway where your room is located to which bar to meet someone at. Sure, you could always just use left or right but this isn't a land-based vacation, you're on a cruise ship and that means it is time to learn the lingo. Let's break down these two concepts to help you understand them better before your next cruise!

Your daughter's Quinceañera is a special event in life. You want to create something your guests will remember. Whether you are looking for an ultimate blow out celebration with the fanciest suites on the newest ships or you are looking for something more budget friendly, there are plenty of options available.

You've planned your cruise to the West Coast for a long time. It's all you've thought about for months. The plans to see Catalina Island and all the other destinations there have you obsessing so much that people are starting to think you met someone new. Now it's the big day. You begin your cruise and then one of these things happens. Then you find yourself heading back home. Here are the ten things that can get you kicked off a cruise ship.

If gluten is your kryptonite, chances are you either have a sensitivity to gluten or celiac disease. Taking a cruise vacation sounds fun but when you think about what you are going to eat, it becomes quite stressful. Gluten allergies, sensitivities, and celiac disease have become a common ailment that restricts diets and the cruise industry has taken notice. The good news is they have also taken action. Cruise lines such as NCL, HAL, Crystal, and Princess have altered some of their menus to include gluten-free options. Here’s how you can have an awesome gluten-free cruise vacation!

There is a lot of anxiety about the requirement to have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before a cruise and frankly what seems like a simple task can be quite complicated. At this point, most of us have had at least one covid test since the pandemic began and so fundimentally this one shouldn't be much different. Unfortuantely that just isn't true since you have false positives and false negatives that could result in you having to forfeit your vacation plans at the last minute. Here are some ways that you can prepare so that this process is less stressful and less likely to prevent you from embarking on your cruise.