River cruises are booming, so come
along with Cruise Diva aboard Vantage Deluxe World Travel's
River Splendor to discover the similarities & differences
between river & ocean cruises.
Articles & Reviews
a Brand New Year With New Ships on the Horizon—Cruise
Diva takes a look at the
New Ships For
2016, starting with the launch of Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam in April and wrapping up with Seabourn
Encore's introduction in December.
From A Galaxy Far, Far
Away To The Disney Dream:
a recent dry-dock, Georgina Cruz
found that everything from “fairy-godmothers-in-training” to the
Force was with them on their
cruise. Sail along and experience the new features.
Take a look at
River vs Ocean Cruising.
Is your cruise
ship sick? Separate fact from rumor and learn the truth
about the dreaded "cruise ship disease" norovirus. The best way to
prevent it and how to treat it.
Select Your Cruise
— Will it be Inside or Outside? Balcony Stateroom or Suite? Take
a look at the accommodations available before choosing yours.
Air & Sea:
Solutions for the Landlocked
The facts about cruise line Air & Sea Programs and missing the boat.
Smoke on the Water
— Can you smoke on your cruise ship?
Cruise Diva outlines the cruise lines' updated
No two cruises are identical.
Are your expectations
What to Expect On Your
Cruise Travel Do's & Don'ts:
You know you can't bring your cabin steward home with you,
but what you may take might be a bit confusing. For
instance, you can take the fruit basket, but not the fruit. Cruise
Diva clears up what
You Can & Can't Bring Home.
"My cruise was ruined!"
Sadly, there’s no such thing as a
perfect vacation and things can go just as wrong on a cruise as they
do on land. Take matters into your own hands and learn the seagoing
Catch The Communications Wave At Sea— The Internet, WiFi-enabled laptop computers,
and cell phones deliver
Cruise Travel. Cruise Diva looks at the services
offered by major cruise lines.
Cruise Travel Cost Control:
Those boarding passes/room keys...
ultimately, they are "Sail 'n Spend" cards.
To keep your vacation budget from sinking,
Cruise Diva offers
Money Saving Tips
that you can use when planning your cruise as
well as once you are on board. We also clear up the confusion about
What's Included In Your Cruise Fare
(and what isn't).
You have to get to port before sailing, so we take a
Air & Sea
and how you can save time, money, and
aggravation on flights.
Planning & Preparation—Things To Do:
smooth sailing, follow Cruise Diva's
Cruise Planning Timeline as a part of your
pre-cruise preparation strategy.
Recent Cruise Reviews:
Booking A Cruise At The Pier
The cruising urban legend that will not die.
It's your duty to shop, but it won't be free! Before
you board your ship, get Cruise Diva's strategies for smart
Shopping on Your Cruise Vacation
and also learn how to snag some
About those flip-flops... you'll have to sail on Celebrity Cruises'
Solstice to sink your toes into them.
The True Confession of a pack-aholic.
That would be your Cruise Diva. Learn how I overcame my pack-aholism
with a streamlined
Packing It In
Civility — Pack your best manners
and observe the three C's at sea with CruiseDiva.com's
Cruise Line Brochures
— What do they say?
to read them & get the information you need
~ What are the
Sightseeing can be a large
add-on expense to a cruise vacation. Should you choose
Shore Excursions vs. Independent Touring?
Cruise Diva offers decision-making suggestions and helps you
Decipher Excursion Descriptions.
Cruise Lines' Private Islands
Established to provide a beach break on an island (or part of one)
reserved for their exclusive use, most are located in the Bahamas
chain of "home" islands and included in certain Caribbean
Timing is Everything
— Insure smooth sailing on
by following Cruise Diva's arrival tips.
With Kids? This is your must-have info: -
Will your family enjoy a cruise?
~ Going to sea with children... why you need a
Cruising, The Basics
~ Do's and don'ts & what to know
Before You Go
Baby on Board
— Cruise travel age restrictions for infants &
regulations for expectant moms-to-be.
Toddler To Sea
Cruise ships are wonderful places for family vacations, but
you must understand the rules before making promises to your
For Spring Break, or
any other time...
young adults need
to know that
For Cruise Travel, Age Matters.
you in the mood for love?
Cruise Diva shares her picks for
Get hints to enhance
Romance at Sea
and enjoy Princess Cruises' sumptuous
"The world's best islands are the ones that
float and move.
They're called cruise ships." ~ The Cruise Diva
© Linda Coffman
Guide & Cruise
featured on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA — In case you
missed the story, you can still watch it online at
Health, The Plane Facts About Your Veins:
A first-hand look at the dangers associated with
what you can do to prevent it from
Deep Vein Thrombosis
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