About Us Southern Cruising Features Reader Information Events Afloat Cruise Books & Travel Gear Downloadable Photos Feedback Links Contact Us Home
 Site Search
 News Flash
Breaking News
Deals and Discounts
Cruising for Charity & Community
MSC Cruises Renews UNICEF Partnership
Luxury Cruising
Crystal Rolls Out Free WiFi
Activities and Entertainment
Onboard Dining
Ports & Destinations
At the Helm
Small Ships
Travel Agency News

Travel Talk
How To Choose a Travel Agent?

To agent or not? That's the question many consumers ask. Travel agents perform a valuable service, often at no charge to you. They can take the hassle out of the travel arrangements. And it's always good to have a someone working for you if you're on the road and trouble develops with your arrangements.

But how do you find a good travel agent. Like anything else, there are good and bad apples. Many are very reputable, professional and filled with knowledge that can add value to your vacation experience. Others may not be what you need. And how do you find a cruise expert who knows the best ships for your vacation style and personality?

So we went to a well-known expert, Carol Eannarino, who helps you sort through the best practices for finding a good travel agent.
read more

Cruise Travel Insurance: Don't Sail without It!

When you leave for that cherished cruise vacation, you hope all will be perfect! And often it is. But sometimes flight delays, illness, a family emergency, lost luggage or even bad weather can be problematic. Things happen. If you haven't protected your cruise vacation investment with travel insurance, you might lose a lot of money and gain a ton of stress. Travel writer Carol Eannarino explains the "ins" and "outs."
read more

How NOT to Overspend on a Cruise!

Cruising is highly inclusive. Your cruise fare includes your accommodations, dining and onboard entertainment. And with affordable Caribbean pricing in all segments -- budget, moderate and luxury -- cruising from a southern U.S. port can be an affordable vacation choice in what's proving to be a tough economic year. But how do you retain the cruise value and not overspend? We give helpful tips for making your cruise a happy one budget-wise.
read more

Hurricane Season - To Cruise or Not to Cruise?

Some of the best Caribbean cruise deals are often available during the so-called summer and fall "Hurricane Season" in the south Atlantic and Caribbean regions.

But is your vacation at risk if the weather takes a bad turn? Making a decision to book during this period is clearly a personal choice.

MacNair Travel, an American Express travel agency, offers their own perspective on the topic. They've outlined helpful tips and intel that may help you in making a decision. Read on...
read more

Medical Facilities Help You Keep Ship Shape at Sea

When you’re enjoying a relaxing cruise vacation, the last place you want to go is the ship's medical clinic. Yet, it's good to know the cruise lines have quality medical facilities.

Marilyn Green, a well-known cruise reporter and editor, and Susan J. Young, SouthernCruising.com's (TM) editor, look at medical care at sea, what to expect when you need services, how to avoid the stomach flu and why travel insurance is important.
read more

 Cruise Topics
 Traveler's Tale: Reader Trip Reports!
 "Cruise Impressions" Column
 "The Lap of Luxury" Column by Susan Young
 Family Cruising with Lizz Dinnigan
 Active Senior Cruising by Marcia Levin
 Cruise Industry - Trends & Stats
 Ancient Sites: Central America & Caribbean
 Food & Wine Afloat
 Purser's Notebook
 That's Entertainment
 Themed Voyages
 Travel Talk
 Cruise Lines/Ports
  Cruise Books & Travel Gear
  American Cruise Lines
  Azamara Club Cruises
  Carnival Cruise Lines
  Celebrity Cruises
  Costa Cruises
  Crystal Cruises
  Cunard Line
  Disney Cruise Line
  Holland America Line
  MSC Cruises
  Norwegian Cruise Line
  Oceania Cruises
  Princess Cruises
  Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  Royal Caribbean Intl
  Seabourn Cruise Line
  Silversea Cruises
  Other Lines
  Port Canaveral, FL
  Port Everglades, FL
  Port of Baltimore
  Port of Charleston, SC
  Port of Galveston, TX
  Port of Jacksonville, FL
  Port of Miami, FL
  Port of Mobile, AL
  Port of New Orleans, LA
  Port of Norfolk, VA
  Port of Tampa, FL
  Ports of Call - Key West, FL
  Atlantic Ports: The Bahamas
  Atlantic Ports - Turks & Caicos
  Caribbean Ports: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao
  Caribbean Ports: Belize
  Caribbean Ports: Cayman Islands
  Caribbean Ports: Costa Maya, Mexico
  Caribbean Ports: Falmouth, Jamaica
  Caribbean Ports: Honduras
  Caribbean Ports: Ochos Rios, Jamaica
  Caribbean Ports: Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, Mexico
  Caribbean Ports: St. Lucia
  Caribbean Ports: St. Maarten
  Caribbean Ports: Cartagena/Santa Marta, Colombia
  Panama Canal

Wine Enthusiast - 120 x 90

About Us   |   Site Guide   |   Reader Information   |   Events Afloat   |   Cruise Books & Travel Gear   |   Downloadable Photos   |   Feedback   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Home

2023 © SouthernCruising.com™ All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy