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Cruising From Galveston
Galveston, Texas is a popular homeport for cruise passengers. Located on a small barrier island along the Gulf of Mexico, the port is an easy drive for those living in nearby states. The island's 32 miles of beaches, great ships and attractions make it perfect for home port cruising.
Cruising Off The Grid
Many Americans aren't getting away from work when they go on vacation. It can be difficult to get away, even when you're taking time off. Sometimes, however, a forced respite from the stresses of work is just what's needed. Here are seven reasons to take an off the grid cruise vacation.
Cruising To Antigua
Formerly a British colony, Antigua is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, expansive coral reefs, soft adventure opportunities, sheltered sailing harbors, and historic sites. If you’re planning to travel to Antigua, here are a few of the most popular things to do on your visit.
Cruising To Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is one of the loveliest cruise ports on Mexico's Pacific Coast. This colonial city has magnificent architecture, great shopping, and excellent opportunities for tours and adventures. In addition, this tropical oasis is a watersports mecca with activities to match every interest.
Cruising To St. Kitts
If you're planning a Caribbean cruise, look for an itinerary that includes St. Kitts. This tropical island paradise has lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, historic forts and plantation inns, interesting shops, and a wide variety of adventures. Keep an eye out for the resident wild monkeys, too.
Cruising With a Two Year Old
Some parents believe that cruises aren't designed for families with two-year olds, but that's not the case. While most cruise line drop-off children's programs start at three years of age, one cruise line begins theirs at two years of age and others offer nurseries and fun activities as well.
Cruising With Young Children
Cruising is an excellent choice for a family vacation, even for families with little ones ages six months and older. Cruise line offerings for young children vary substantially, however. Parents must carefully research their options and choose a ship that will maximize their vacation enjoyment.
Cruising Without A Passport
On June 1, 2009, new passport requirements for U.S. citizens traveling in the Western Hemisphere took effect. There is a major exception, however. Passengers traveling to Western Hemisphere countries on "closed loop" cruises are not required to show a passport to reenter the United States.
Dancing Theme Cruises Are A Winner
Theme cruises are more popular than ever, as vacationers look for ways to combine their interests with the cruise experience. Holland America Line and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" have joined forces to create dancing theme cruises. These themed sailings have proven to be a hit with guests.
Disney Fantasy Begins Caribbean Sailings
Disney Cruise Line welcomes the Disney Fantasy, the newest ship in their fleet. The ship sails from Port Canaveral on alternating seven-night Caribbean itineraries. A sister ship to the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy offers many of the line's tried-and-true popular features and new ones as well.
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