Thinking of taking a cruise with a very young child or baby?

Taking your own nanny is one way to go, which my husband and I always seemed to do.  There were positives, and also some negatives.  We did not get to have just pure family time and I wanted my children all to myself since the rest of the year I was busy working and could not give my full and undivided attention to them. So……I think using the lines child care options is an alternative which may …

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12 Cruising Myths Debunked

Are you thinking about taking a cruise vacation to get away from all the snow, but you’re just not sure if it will be the right vacation for you and your family? With new ships and record occupancy rates, cruise travel is more popular than ever. Not surprisingly, cruises have become the fastest-growing segment of the travel market during the past five years. This can make it difficult for you to find the right ship at the …

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For those of us who love Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Dress Code Onboard Has Changed

Regent Seven Seas Cruises– one of my favorites- has adopted a new dress code policy.  Please read on to find out about the revisions and what to expect onboard: As a result of guest feedback convincingly in favor of a less formal policy, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has established a revised dress code. Effective with the 2009/2010 New Year’s cruises, guests are respectfully requested to adhere to the following guidelines:   Daytime Dress Code (until 6 p.m.) …

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London Diaries

A recent trip on the QM2 provided relaxation, shopping, and a view to a bygone era.  Click in to read my diaries from this trip! Day One: Wednesday- A Stroll In Olde Londontowne Day Two: Thursday- Entering a Bygone Era Day Three: Friday- Dining in a Bygone Era Day Four: Saturday- Total Relaxation Day Five: Sunday- World Class Shopping at Sea Day Six:  Monday- Back to School on the QM2 Day Seven: Tuesday- Entertainment Day Eight: Wednesday- …

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Noteworthy cruise news you may be interested in knowing about………

Disney Cruises continues to accelerate the number of stops to its ever-popular private island, Castaway Cay.  Disney began offering two stops there on its four-day cruises in 2008; beginning summer 2010 Disney cruises will also stop there twice on its five-day cruises.  In addition, Castaway Cay is receiving extensive enhancements to accommodate the doubling in size of the Disney Cruise Lines fleet. Disney’s efforts follow a trend of cruise lines increasing their investment in their private-island destinations …

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What to Wear on a Cruise

By Heidi Allison-Shane Packing light for a cruise vacation has always been a challenge. And considering most cruise lines now offer a greater mix of formal, informal and casual evenings at sea, it has become that much harder to choose the right clothes for a voyage. What exactly does “resort casual” mean? How formal is “formal” dress? Does one really have to bring an evening gown or tuxedo on a cruise? Is there anyplace on board where …

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Heidi Allison-Shane’s Bio

Heidi Allison-Shane, Editor-at-Large, writes for numerous travel publications.  She created the CruiseTrends report for CruiseCompete — which is reproduced in many travel publications, like Travel Agent Central, MediaPost,  NEWS Marketing Daily, Cruise Industry News, Travel Mole, Black Meeting and Tourism, Cruise Industry Wire, Travel Weekly, Successful Meetings, ETurbo News and The Cruise Editor. She also contributes frequently to Vacation Whispers, AllThingsCruise, CruiseCompete, ResortCompete, VacationCompete, and ExpertTravelAnswers. Ms. Allison-Shane’s experience is diverse and her various assignments have included Princess Cruises, American Hawaii Cruises, Norwegian …

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