Cruisers Beware: Avoid These Miami Taxi Scams
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by Family Cruise Companion
6d ago
Embarking from Miami on your next cruise? While the excitement builds, you should be aware of some challenges that might await before you set sail—specifically taxi scams that are all too common in busy embarkation ports like Miami. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a seasoned cruise veteran (like the commentator below), falling victim to ..read more
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How to Get More Onboard Credit: 13 Strategies for Maximizing Cruise Perks
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by Family Cruise Companion
6d ago
Onboard credit is a perk that can make your cruise experience even more enjoyable. Think of it as a pre-paid account that you can use for various purchases onboard your cruise ship. From specialty dining and spa treatments to shore excursions and gift shop items, onboard credit acts like a cash substitute that you can ..read more
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Pompeii Tours from Naples Cruise Port: Is It Right For Your Family?
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by Family Cruise Companion
2w ago
If your cruise stops at the Naples cruise port on your Mediterannean cruise, one of the most popular excursions involves visiting the ruins at Pompeii. Without question, visiting Pompeii is truly an amazing experience. It is a unique opportunity to gain a vivid understanding of how people lived thousands of years ago. To quickly recap ..read more
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10 Quick Packing Hacks for Your Next Family Trip
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by Family Cruise Companion
3w ago
Ready to transform your travel experience with some expert packing tips? Whether you’re preparing for a global adventure or a weekend getaway, mastering the art of packing is key. We’ve picked the Top 10 Essential Packing Hacks from our full list of 23 to help you save time and space and avoid travel stress. Dive ..read more
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8 Quick Tips for Stress-Free Disembarkation from Your Family Cruise (The Speedy Guide)
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by Family Cruise Companion
3w ago
Ending your cruise should be as delightful as starting it! Avoid chaos on disembarkation day with these top tips to smooth your transition from sea to land. (These quick tips are the highlights version. For a deeper dive, check out How To Disembark With Ease.) Try these strategies for a seamless exit from your next ..read more
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The No-Fly List of Cruise Packing: Surprising Items You Can’t Bring Onboard
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by Family Cruise Companion
3w ago
People often spend a great deal of time trying to figure out what to pack for a cruise. The internet is filled with countless versions of cruise packing suggestions and checklists. (If you’re looking for one of those, check out ours!). But one important thing to be aware of is that just because something is ..read more
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7 Surprising Facts About Bringing Bottled Water on Cruises
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by Family Cruise Companion
1M ago
Are you planning an upcoming cruise? You might pack your sunscreen and swimsuit, but what about water? It sounds simple, but bringing bottled water onboard a cruise ship has surprisingly complex rules that can affect your travel experience. Learn these facts that can save time and money and keep you hydrated! Note: These are our ..read more
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The Worshiped Blue Grotto: Capri’s Fascinating Sea Cave (Is It Really For Everyone?)
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by Elaine Warren
1M ago
The Blue Grotto, an enchanting sea cave on the idyllic island of Capri, captivates countless visitors each year with its ethereal blue glow. This natural wonder is a highlight for those exploring the Mediterranean and a staple of cruise itineraries that include the ports of Naples or Sorrento. Steeped in history and natural splendor, the ..read more
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Best Things To Do In St Thomas From Cruise Ship (2024)
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by Elaine Warren
1M ago
On a family cruise that stops at St. Thomas cruise port? Get tips about the port and find out the best things to do in St. Thomas Cruise Port when you only have a day!  Making The Best Of Your Day: Key Tips For St. Thomas Cruise Port The beautiful island of St. Thomas is ..read more
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Crime on Cruise Ships: Unpacking the Hidden Dangers at Sea
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by Family Cruise Companion
1M ago
Wherever large groups of humans gather, the odds are very high that criminal activity will transpire. Sadly, this is also true for crime on cruise ships. The situation can be more complicated due to the isolated environment and international waters adding layers of complexity to jurisdiction and law enforcement issues. Despite these challenges and reports ..read more
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