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Cruise Cashback Hack: Charge Casino Chips to Stateroom

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Cruise Cashback Hack: Charge Casino Chips to Stateroom

Going on a cruise? Here’s a tip that will guarantee you walk away from the casino a winner – charge your chips to your stateroom. Many cruise lines will let you charge your chips to your stateroom because they want you to have easy access to gambling money! So they’ll offer it as a convenient […]

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Tags: Money Tips

Port of Baltimore Sets Passenger Record

January 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Port of Baltimore Sets Passenger Record

It’s a modest record compared to other ports but Baltimore saw off 210,549 cruise passengers in 2010 on 91 cruises, an increase from 2009 where 167,235 passengers departed on 81 cruises. It’s really convenient to cruise out of your home city but you do pay a small price for that convenience. Most of the cruises […]

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Watch Sea Days on Cruises

December 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Watch Sea Days on Cruises

I recently stumbled onto a great deal on a 9-night Royal Caribbean Cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas out of Baltimore, MD (our home port) for $435 per person and $75 in on-board credit. That works out to around $50 a day, before taxes and fees, which easily crushes my measure for a good […]

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Shareholder Benefits

July 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

If you thought the Carnival Cruises Shareholder benefits were good, wait until you see what Royal Caribbean offers its shareholders. Like with Carnival, you are eligible if you have 100 shares of RCL stock. With Carnival, you get $250 (14+ nights), $100 (7-13), or $50 (5 or fewer) but with Royal Caribbean there are four […]

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Cruises to Nowhere

July 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Cruises to Nowhere

Cruises to Nowhere are exactly that – a cruise that doesn’t actually go anywhere. If you think the best part about a cruise is life on the ship, a cruise to nowhere may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Cruises to nowhere let you enjoy life on the ship without the extra hassle of entering […]

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Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society

Royal Caribbean’s loyalty program is known as the Crown & Anchor Society and, much like the other cruise loyalty programs, the first tier starts after the first cruise. I’ve never personally sailed on a Royal Caribbean cruise before but their reputation of building enormous megaliners is well documented. It was founded in 1969 by three […]

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Tags: Loyalty Programs

The Skinny on Baltimore Cruises

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Skinny on Baltimore Cruises

A few years ago, when Baltimore was unveiled as a cruise departure port for several cruise lines, they offered a fantastic residents deal of a 7-night cruise for less than $500 per person. We didn’t take advantage of the deal because of a conflict but many of our friends did and had a fantastic time. […]

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Carnival Cruise Lines Shareholder Discount Benefits

June 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Did you know that Carnival Corporation will give you onboard credit if you own Carnival stock? If you own 100 shares of CCL, you’re entitled to onboard credit based on how many days you’ll be sailing. 14 days or more – $250 7 – 13 days – $100 6 days or less – $50 If […]

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Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle Loyalty Program

May 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

We’ve taken a look at the Carnival Cruises Past Guest Recognition Program and the NCL Latitudes Program in our look at Cruise loyalty programs. Today we check out Princess Cruises’s program, called the Captain’s Circle, to see where it stacks up. While a loyalty program won’t be the deciding factor in what cruise you take, […]

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The Lido Deck

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Lido Deck

Go on enough cruises and you’ll notice they give the decks on the ship cute names. For example, the Carnival Imagination has ten named decks – Riviera, Main, Upper, Empress, Atlantic, Promenade, Lido, Verandah, Sports and Sun. The Norwegian Sky also has a lot of fun deck names like Biscayne and Fjord. One deck name […]

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