Opinion Archives – Cruise Fever https://cruisefever.net/category/opinion/ Cruise news, tips and reviews so you can have the best possible vacation. Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:46:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 https://cruisefever.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cropped-favicon2-32x32.jpg Opinion Archives – Cruise Fever https://cruisefever.net/category/opinion/ 32 32 Can You Claim Compensation for a Cruise Ship Injury? https://cruisefever.net/can-you-claim-compensation-for-a-cruise-ship-injury/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:46:04 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=38564 Created by Cruise Fever

Cruises are enjoyable, leisurely forms of travel enjoyed by many across the country. However, these situations also come with hazards that could cause serious danger to passengers if not properly and responsibly managed by the cruise line. If you sustained injury or illness while on board a cruise ship, you may have the ability to […]

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I’m Back From My First Cruise on Costa Cruises https://cruisefever.net/what-its-like-to-cruise-on-carnivals-costa-cruises/ Sun, 22 May 2022 18:04:41 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=38393 Created by Cruise Fever

Costa Cruises is one of Carnival Corporation’s nine cruise lines. Although they are Carnival’s Italian line, they offer cruises to the Caribbean, South America, and obviously Europe and the Mediterranean. I just disembarked from my very first Costa cruise on Costa Venezia. It was a week long cruise out of Istanbul with port stops in […]

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7 Reasons To Take a Cruise with Azamara https://cruisefever.net/7-reasons-to-take-a-cruise-with-azamara/ Fri, 06 May 2022 15:16:48 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=38237 Created by Cruise Fever

Earlier this week, I disembarked from my first cruise that I’ve ever taken with Azamara. The cruise line invited me on a shakedown cruise right before the maiden voyage of their newest ship, Azamara Onward. While onboard, here are the seven reasons I discovered why you might want to take a cruise with this premium […]

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Maiden Voyages of New Cruise Ships, What You Should Expect https://cruisefever.net/maiden-voyages-of-new-cruise-ships-what-you-need-to-know/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 15:45:01 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=38092 Created by Cruise Fever

There’s just something special about being the maiden voyage of a brand new cruise ship.  From being the first one to sleep in your cabin to special parties that some cruise lines throw, there’s anyways a unique excitement that you’ll find on these cruises that you won’t find on regular sailings. Over the past month, […]

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How I Used My Cruise Ship Account in Port at Restaurants and Shops https://cruisefever.net/how-i-used-my-cruise-ship-account-in-port-at-restaurants-and-shops/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 21:32:08 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=37968 Created by Cruise Fever

How nice would it be to use your cruise ship account while in port so you don’t have to worry about carrying credit cards or local currency? Princess Cruises has solved this problem by partnering with shops and restaurants where you can use your OceanMedallion (your Princess cruise “card”) in port. Ever since Princess Cruises […]

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I’ve Been Quarantined on Cruises, I’ve Missed Ports, Here’s Why I’m Still Cruising https://cruisefever.net/ive-been-quarantined-on-cruises-ive-missed-ports-heres-why-im-still-cruising/ Sun, 08 Aug 2021 17:33:44 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=36068 Created by Cruise Fever

Since cruises opened up to Americans in June, I have taken four cruises and spent more time at sea than I have at home.  I have two more cruises booked for this month that will travel to Alaska and the Caribbean. For those of you that know me, you know I love to travel as […]

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First Impressions of Cruising with Viking After They Resumed Cruises https://cruisefever.net/first-impressions-of-cruising-with-viking-after-they-resumed-cruises/ Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:27:00 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=35818 Created by Cruise Fever

I am currently on Viking Sky, sailing a week long cruise around Iceland. This is the Viking’s third cruise in the region since resuming cruises and I am here with a group of media experiencing first hand the cruise line’s “Welcome Back to the World” cruises. This seven night cruise that sails roundtrip out of […]

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7 Changes Cruise Lines Need to Make https://cruisefever.net/7-changes-cruise-lines-need-to-make/ Tue, 26 May 2020 14:24:24 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=32258 Created by Cruise Fever

Taking a cruise is my favorite way to vacation. I took nine cruises last year on seven different cruise lines. As much as I love cruising, there are a few changes that I believe cruise lines need to consider that will make cruises even better.  What are they?  Here are seven changes that cruise lines […]

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Programs and Credit Cards I Use That Make Traveling Easier https://cruisefever.net/programs-and-credit-cards-i-use-that-make-traveling-easier/ Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:18:04 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=31428 Created by Cruise Fever

To say I travel a lot is an understatement.  Last year I flew 120,000 miles, visited 25 countries, spent over 50 nights in hotels, and took 9 cruises. The late Anthony Bourdain once said, “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable…”.  I am often asked how I’m able to travel so much and keep […]

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Guide to Royal Caribbean’s Unlimited Dining Package https://cruisefever.net/guide-to-royal-caribbeans-unlimited-dining-package/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:41:57 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=31303 Created by Cruise Fever

Royal Caribbean first introduced their Unlimited Dining Package on cruise ships back in early 2019. Basically, the package covers all specialty dining venues, and gives you the opportunity to dine as many times as you like during your cruise. I recently purchased the package for a three day sailing on Mariner of the Seas. I […]

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5 Awesome Things You’ll Only Do on Cruises to Antarctica https://cruisefever.net/5-awesome-things-youll-only-do-on-cruises-to-antarctica/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:58:12 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=31254 Created by Cruise Fever

Of all the interesting places around the world, you won’t find any that are more remote or exotic than Antarctica. Annually, very few people travel to the faraway land that is known as the White Continent. Those who do, typically arrive by cruise ship, with a small-group experience of just up to 200 fellow adventurers […]

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5 Best Cruise Ships for People With Excuses https://cruisefever.net/five-best-cruise-ships-excuses/ https://cruisefever.net/five-best-cruise-ships-excuses/#comments Sat, 23 Nov 2019 19:42:59 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=24674 Created by Cruise Fever

I will admit it.   Cruises might not be for everyone.  It pains me to even write those words.  I can’t imagine why anyone would not want to go on a cruise, but I will concede that point. However, there are some excuses I’ve heard as to why some people refuse to cruise.   And I’m here […]

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Best Way to Spend Your Perfect Day at CocoCay https://cruisefever.net/best-way-to-spend-your-perfect-day-at-cococay/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:10:39 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=29759 Created by Cruise Fever

A small cruise line private island in the Bahamas has emerged as one of the hottest spots for family fun. Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay represents an ambitious evolution of the traditional private cruise destination. The cruise line spent $250 million to transform the spot, formerly known simply as CocoCay, into a dazzling resort […]

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Why a Small-Ship Cruise with UnCruise is the Best Way to See Hawaii https://cruisefever.net/why-a-small-ship-cruise-with-uncruise-is-the-best-way-to-see-hawaii/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:15:49 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=28585 Created by Cruise Fever

Hawaii offers ideal conditions for visitors, with its year-round warm weather, beautiful waters, sunshine and diverse geography. The climate isn’t the only thing that’s warm and inviting, though. The Hawaiian people are excited to share their equally diverse history and culture with travelers who come to the islands. Hawaii consists of eight main islands in […]

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First Impressions of a Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise to the Greek Isles https://cruisefever.net/first-impressions-of-a-norwegian-cruise-line-cruise-to-the-greek-isles/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:55:29 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=28498 Created by Cruise Fever

I am currently on seven night cruise to the Greek Isles on Norwegian Star. This has been a bucket list itinerary for me for quite some time and I’ve been looking forward to the cruise since I booked it last December. Although this is my first sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line in three years, I’ve […]

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First Impressions of Holland America Line https://cruisefever.net/first-impressions-of-holland-america-line/ https://cruisefever.net/first-impressions-of-holland-america-line/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2019 09:01:49 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=28074 Created by Cruise Fever

I have cruised on 11 different cruise lines over the years, but had yet to take a cruise on Holland America Line. Holland America recently invited me on a cruise on one of their newer cruise ships, Koningsdam.  We are currently halfway through our 13 night itinerary in the Mediterranean and enjoying our second sea […]

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Why Going on a Disney Cruise Without Kids is a Great Idea https://cruisefever.net/why-going-on-a-disney-cruise-without-kids-is-a-great-idea/ https://cruisefever.net/why-going-on-a-disney-cruise-without-kids-is-a-great-idea/#comments Tue, 28 May 2019 16:15:50 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=27736 Created by Cruise Fever

There’s no disputing that Disney is a family-oriented cruise line.  But should that kid-friendly focus preclude adults from sailing with Disney Cruise Line?  Nope, not at all. People are often surprised to hear that my husband and I would cruise Disney without our kids.  We would do it in a heartbeat. Our kids would be […]

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5 Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships You Need to Sail On https://cruisefever.net/5-royal-caribbean-cruise-ships-you-need-to-sail-on/ Tue, 21 May 2019 11:19:16 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=27638 Created by Cruise Fever

Royal Caribbean has a large (and growing) fleet with its newest entrants among the biggest, boldest and flashiest cruise ships the industry has ever seen. These innovative  ships are packed full with entertainment, dining options and cool activities and attractions and have earned a loyal following for the cruise line. Royal Caribbean, however, has a […]

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Viking Cruises’ “In Search of the Northern Lights” Voyages: How They’re Different https://cruisefever.net/viking-cruises-in-search-of-the-northern-lights-voyages-how-theyre-different/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 19:29:47 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=26056 Created by Cruise Fever

Viking Ocean Cruises tried something new this year when it offered winter itineraries in Norway on its “In Search of the Northern Lights” cruises on Viking Sky. Viking had already created the popular “Viking Homelands” cruises for the Baltic and Scandinavian waters in spring and summer between Bergen, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden. Now, the cruise […]

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Why a Crystal Cruises Luxury Cruise is a Cut Above https://cruisefever.net/why-a-crystal-cruises-luxury-cruise-is-a-cut-above/ https://cruisefever.net/why-a-crystal-cruises-luxury-cruise-is-a-cut-above/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:38:31 +0000 https://cruisefever.net/?p=24684 Created by Cruise Fever

Note: John was a guest of Crystal Cruises.  Opinions are his own. I’m just back from a cruise on Crystal Serenity, a 980-passenger luxury cruise ship from Crystal Cruises. And when I say luxury, I mean that this cruise ship offers an experience above and beyond any other kind of cruise vacation you can imagine. […]

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