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Norwegian Cruise Line Latitudes Loyalty Program

May 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Martha and I have gone on three cruises, two on Norwegian Cruise Line and one on Carnival. We’ve had a blast all three times, though we are big fans of NCL’s Freestyle Cruising mentality. With Freestyle Cruising, you don’t have to schedule a time to eat dinner at the “Fine Dining” restaurants (to use a […]

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Carnival Cruises Past Guest Recognition Loyalty Program

April 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Every cruise line has a loyalty program and Carnival is no different. Carnival Cruises has the “flattest” past guest recognition loyalty program of all the cruise lines, with two tiers: On your second cruise with Carnival, you are upgraded to the Gold Member status of the Past Guest Recognition program. On your 10th cruise, you […]

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Repositioning Cruises

April 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Repositioning Cruises

A repositioning cruise is exactly what it sounds like – a cruise where the cruise line is repositioning the ship. They’re typically cheaper because the cruise will start in one port and end in another. It’s really an innovation in an old business practice when you think about it. When they used to reposition ships, […]

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Protect Ya Tings!

March 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Protect Ya Tings!

As we walked around Nassau, we noticed this sign. We know it’s serious, sexually transmitted diseases are no laughing matter, but we thought it was hilarious because pregnancy was thrown in the mix along with AIDS and other STDs. You don’t want to catch that pregnancy disease!

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How to Avoid the Norovirus!

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on How to Avoid the Norovirus!

With our short three-day cruise to the Bahamas all booked, reading stories like the recent outbreak of a norovirus-like illness on the Celebrity Mercury sure isn’t comforting. The number of people affected seems to be around 400 and while they’re unsure how it got on board, they’ve responded by bringing a doctor on board and […]

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Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas to the Bahamas, March 2010

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas to the Bahamas, March 2010

I like cruises because they’re simple (it’s like cheating!). They’re really like the equivalent of fast food. It’s prepackaged, fairly priced for what you get, and easy. After our month-long trip to Europe, I think we’re in the mood for a quick little getaway that satisfies our desire to travel without really satisfying our desire […]

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