Archives for April 2013

What to Pack for a Cruise

When you're planning a vacation one of the most challenging things to plan is what to pack, but a free packing list for cruise ship travel can help you remember everything you may need to enjoy your cruise vacation without missing any necessities or must-have accessories. On most vacations, if you forget a toiletry or run out of socks, you can … [Read more...]

Ways to Find Cruise Deals

1. If you have the means, book now. Travel agents cite two important reasons for booking early: price and availability. On the value end of things, agents agree that, in general, the best prices are found early, with fares going up as sail dates get closer. "Cruise lines are good at putting out good deals early," Greg Nacco, vice president … [Read more...]

Top Cruise Myths

1. The best deals are last-minute You'll see cheap last-minute prices for some itineraries — such as a week in the Caribbean for $499 — as cruise lines try to fill space that hasn't sold. But these fares aren't necessarily a good deal for several reasons, the biggest one being that the best cabins sell out first. A better tactic is to book an … [Read more...]

Top 10 Cruise Tips

1. Traveling with a large family or a group of friends? Bring along walkie talkies to keep everyone connected without cell phone roaming charges. 2. You're almost always charged extra for soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails at meals. But if you stick to juice, you can drink for free (on most ships). 3. On every cruise we've taken, my wife … [Read more...]

Flying With Pets

Over two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year in the United States. Federal and state governments impose restrictions on transporting live animals. In addition, each airline establishes its own company policy for the proper handling of the animals they transport. As a shipper or owner you also have a responsibility … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Avoid Flight Delays

Most airline trips are uneventful; however, airlines don't guarantee their schedules, and you should realize this when planning your trip. There are many things that can make it impossible for flights to arrive on time. Some of these problems, such as bad weather and resulting air traffic delays, are beyond the airlines’ control. Others, such as … [Read more...]