Cruise and Sailing Novels

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I LOVE a good read when we go on a cruise. Whether I'm on deck soaking up the sun with a good romantic suspense or curled up in the library with a thriller, I will always tie that book to the memory of a great vacation. However, it's not always easy to find cruise and sailing novels. From romances to thrillers, here is a collection of fiction books we've uncovered to help you get ready for your next voyage!

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What People REALLY Wear on Formal Night

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The cruise lines would like to have us believe that this is how everyone dresses on formal night. However, if you have gone on at least one cruise on any of the larger commercial lines, you know that formal night isn’t that formal any longer. Let’s look at what people really wear on formal night!

What People REALLY Wear on Formal Night: Does going on a cruise mean packing an evening gown and diamonds? See what average cruisers really wear on a cruise ship elegant or formal evening and learn the dress codes for cruise lines before you set sail.  #cruise #cruising #travel #vacation #formal #formalnight
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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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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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