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Cruise Myths

There's a stereotype that cruises are for the "newly wed and nearly dead." Perhaps that was true of the voyages of yore, but with modern ships ushering in a new wave of at-sea innovations, that statement is anything but true these days.


There's more to packing for a cruise than throwing an arbitrary pile of clothes and accessories into a suitcase and saying, "Bon voyage!" Cruisers need to consider factors like cruise line dress codes and temperature differences between homeports and ports of call.

Tipping Guidelines

Right up there with saving deck chairs and smoking on balconies, one of the most controversial topics of discussion among cruise passengers has always been tipping. Sometimes the cruise lines themselves foster this controversy with confusing policies that leave passengers unsure how, who and how much they should tip.


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