In the past, most folks wanting to sail single were forced to either find a roomate or pay a "Single Supplement" fee often priced as high as a second cruise fare. In more recent ship builds we've thankfully started to see cruise lines offer some great options for solo travelers. We recently got a chance to tour a Single Stateroom on Holland America Line's latest ship, MS Rotterdam and we are very impressed.

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.

For the past nearly two years we've been speculating about what cruising would be like when it returned. Without a doubt the sheer amount of debt incured by an industry litterally put on pause for this long without guests paying for cruises is going to cause a lot of problems. As we are starting to see however, some ships have resumed operation at a level that is less than perfect. Other brands though, have taken the effort to turn their ships into litteral ambassadors and that's what Holland America Line has done with Koningsdam. We are sailing on Sunday for a seven day coastal California cruise, but today we toured the ship during a special media preview. Here are our thoughts.

Majestic Princess has officially returned to service with cruises from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro). We had the chance to view her from shore during her stop in San Diego today and based on feedback from guests we talked with, she's a great option for folks looking to explore Mexican Riviera, Coastal California, and Baja Mexico cruises this fall and winter before she returns north to Alaska again. During the ceremony to celebrate her maiden voyage from Los Angeles both Princess Cruises and the Port of Los Angeles highlighted the positive financial impact that cruising has had for Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The unsurprising highlight here is that each cruise ship visit infuses more than $1 million into the local economy.

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.