Standing in line

Guide to Carnival’s “Staggered” Check-in

There was a major problem when it comes to getting on a cruise ship, and Carnival has sought to fix it.If you've taken a...
Alcohol bottles in a cruise bar

Explained: Duty-Free Shopping and Bringing Alcohol/Cigarettes Back from a Cruise

When it comes taxes and duties, don't feel alone if you're left confused. The labyrinth of regulations and rules regarding what is taxed and...
Rental car

Renting a Car in Houston to the Galveston Cruise Port

Getting from the Houston airports to the cruise terminal is without a doubt the biggest hassle about sailing from Galveston. It is the only...
Soda cans

Bringing Water or Soda on the Ship (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian)

Most people look forward to a cruise's adult libations -- an umbrella drink in one hand can mysteriously put anyone in a better mood.But...



Just Released: Take the 2017-18 Cruiser’s Survey

Have you ever taken a cruise? Then we want your opinion!Last year, hundreds of people took part in our annual survey of cruisers. This...