What To Pack For A Cruise With Kids

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It's officially summer in the northern hemisphere and Royal Caribbean just launched a great FAQ video about packing for a cruise with kids. And, if you don't have kids, there are…

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Cruise Formal Night Dresses for Under $100!

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I am an unabashed bargain hunter, but I also love a glamorous dress! Consequently, I am excited to share my tips for finding a gorgeous cruise formal night dress for under $100!

There are many places you can find quality on a budget, but it requires work. I’ve scoured discount stores, sale racks of department stores, and even catalogs. I’ve even gone the eBay route which is a little hit and miss. If you go that route, you ideally know the brand, are positive the dress is flawless, and the seller has a solid return policy in case it doesn’t work for you. Also, I want to see photos of the actual dress, not the one they found online from the original retailer.

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How to Pack for a Cruise to Alaska

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Growing up in Alaska and living in Seattle, I am used to trying to look somewhat stylish when it’s chilly and/or wet. However, I realize not everyone is from a cooler weather part of the world so you might need a bit more guidance when knowing how to pack for a cruise to Alaska. Now that we’ve been on our fourth Alaska cruise, I thought it was time to blog with some suggestions.

First of all, I have to give a caveat that what is considered “warm” to one person may be considered cold to someone else. For me, if it’s 65 degrees or better, it’s warm. But YMMV.

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Back from our Alaska cruise!
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Back from our Alaska cruise!

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We just got back from our Alaska cruise! We took a seven day northbound "Voyage of the Glaciers" cruise on the Grand Princess which we followed with two days in…

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#TravelTuesday: My First Cruise

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Happy #TravelTuesday! Reminiscing today about my first cruise. We sailed the Mexican Riviera aboard the Dawn Princess and I still remember boarding the ship through the atrium and hearing the…

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What to Wear on Formal Night

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Planning for formal night aboard your cruise can be both challenging and a little intimidating. You want to feel great, but you also want to fit in. Also in consideration is suitcase space and budget. After attending many cruise formal nights, viewing photos, and reading every major cruise line’s attire guidelines, I’ve come up with three recommendations that should cover what to wear on formal night. There are even options for those on a budget!

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Throwback Thursday: Cruise 1971

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin What was it like to take a Holland America cruise to St. Thomas in 1971? The buffet situation is certainly different! And look! Portholes! To…

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How to Get the Best Cruise Prices and Perks

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Different people take different things into consideration when booking a cruise. Me? I love a good bargain, but there are other things that are equally if not more important than the fare alone. The following will show you how to get the best cruise prices and perks! Be sure to do your own homework and ensure you understand the terms and conditions when you book.

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