Cruise Advice & Tips

9 Tips for an Easy Cruise Disembarkation

By Carol Rowland / October 20, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Tips for an Easy Cruise Disembarkation

Saturday we are disembarking in Athens, so I share my disembarkation tips for your future cruise planning… 9 Tips for an Easy Cruise Disembarkation For the easiest disembarkation, the key tips start before you ever get on the cruise. Thinking through it and preparing ahead will make disembarkation day stress-free. Ahead of Time 1. Plan…

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Dining Experiences While Cruising

By Carol Rowland / October 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Dining Experiences While Cruising

I continue my conversation about cruise dining with some more insights into dining styles… Dining Experiences While Cruising Last week I talked about the different dining options while cruising, and how to think through your activities of the day or evening to best align your dining style and time. Beyond selecting your dining style based…

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Selecting Dinner Options While Cruising

By Carol Rowland / October 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Selecting Dinner Options While Cruising

Tasting new dishes and trying out all the specialty cocktails (over the course of the week, not all at once!) on the bar menu are some of my favorite cruise activities. My cruises over the last year and this upcoming cruise in Greece inspires this week’s article about dining options on cruise ships and planning…

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Planning Trips with Limited Mobility, Part 2

By Carol Rowland / July 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Planning Trips with Limited Mobility, Part 2

Last week I talked about ways to plan travel that accommodates someone with walking issues, and I wanted to share some more ideas and considerations. Planning Trips with Limited Mobility, Part 2 Be outside. I think it’s important to learn about a city by being outside and seeing its people. One obviously easy way to…

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What can your butler do for you on your cruise?

By Carol Rowland / July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on What can your butler do for you on your cruise?

A few weeks ago I got off my Alaska cruise on Silversea, and today I wanted to share my experience of the wonderful amenity of having a butler… What can your butler do for you on your cruise? On my Silversea cruise a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to enjoy the amenity of…

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Day of Embarkation Tips

By Carol Rowland / April 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Day of Embarkation Tips

I’m going to embark on the Azamara Onward for its Inaugural voyage, so getting to experience this cruise of the French and Italian Riviera inspires this week’s article, with tips for embarkation day… Day of Embarkation Tips Last week I shared some tips on preparing for embarkation day for a cruise, and today I continue…

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Prepping for Cruise Embarkation

By Carol Rowland / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Prepping for Cruise Embarkation

There are always some preparation tips to make any journey go smoother, so today I share a few ideas for preparing ahead for cruise embarkation… Prepping for Cruise Embarkation Before you head to the port for embarkation, there are some things you can do ahead of time at home to make that process go smoothly.…

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How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

By Carol Rowland / March 9, 2022 / Comments Off on How is expedition cruising different from ocean cruising?

Join me next January for what I consider to be the top bucket list trip ever – going on a luxury expedition Antarctica cruise to step on the seventh continent. If you’ve never considered Antarctica, now is the time – I have special group pricing that is below published list price, and it is a…

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What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise

By Carol Rowland / March 3, 2021 / Comments Off on What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise

What to Expect Onboard an American River Cruise While you probably get lots of promotions in your mailbox about European river cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Seine, and Rhone Rivers, river cruising in the United States is a rapidly growing travel style. Exploring the United States via river cruise is a lovely travel experience anytime,…

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Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be.

By Carol Rowland / December 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be.

One of the future trips I’m working on is an Antarctic cruise, and in doing my research I found a very special event that magnifies that experience even more, so that inspires this week’s article… Is Chasing a Solar Eclipse in Antarctica on your Bucket list? It Should be. Imagine yourself surrounded by the quiet…

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