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  • 11
  • Jul
  • 2019

How to Enhance Your Carnival Sunrise Cruise Experience

Posted by The CruiseExperts team.
carnival sunrise cruise

  The Carnival Sunrise has numerous amenities to make your cruise a trip to never forget. The Carnival Sunrise has been completely redesigned, and the differences, are significant. The reincarnated ship is now the Carnival Sunrise with new restaurants, cabins, and entertainment. You” love all the new additions to the Carnival Sunrise cruise. The cruise line […]

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  • 02
  • Jul
  • 2019

7 Cruise Ship Etiquette Tips

Posted by Rachel Wagner.
Cruise Ship Etiquette

It’s always a pleasure to share our blog page with those who share our passion for all things travel. Rachel Wagner is a respected business etiquette consultant and founder of Rachel Wagner Etiquette and Protocol, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Recently, she and her husband David escorted Cruise Experts Agency’s “Jewels of the Baltics” group on […]

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  • 27
  • Jun
  • 2019

Cruise Ship Food: Things to Know

Posted by The CruiseExperts team.
cruise ship food

Learning the food choices before you embark can help you experience the best cruise food the ship has to offer. When preparing to go on a cruise, especially if it’s your first one or a different cruise line than the last time you sailed, you’ll want to know about the cruise ship food. What is […]

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  • 07
  • Jun
  • 2019

All inclusive Cruises: Are Drink Packages Worth It?

Posted by The CruiseExperts team.
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Find out if cruise drink packages are right for you. When you’re planning a cruise, there’s a lot to think about including whether or not to get a cruise drink package. Are all-inclusive cruises the best deal for you? Going on a cruise means relaxing, sitting by the pool, enjoying live music in the lounge, and […]

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  • 03
  • Apr
  • 2019

River Cruise Travel Tips for First Time Cruisers

Posted by The CruiseExperts team.
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New to river cruising? Here are some tips to consider for first timers! River cruises present a diverse offering of destinations, excursions, and experiences, in a more intimate setting that ocean cruises. Never been on a river cruise before? Our river cruise travel tips can help you decide on the cruise that will meet expectations, […]

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  • 06
  • Feb
  • 2019

First Time Cruise Tips

Posted by The CruiseExperts team.

Cruising for the first time? Here are some quick tips! You’ve finally made the decision to take your first cruise. Vacation time from your job is confirmed, passport is applied for, your budget is set, and the destination is picked. Excitement is in the air, but so is a little bit of confusion of how […]

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  • 06
  • Feb
  • 2018

It’s Smooth Sailing with the Best Apps for Travel

Posted by The CruiseExperts team.
Must-have travel apps will make your next cruise a breeze! Nothing ruins a cruise faster than spending your time in port struggling with unclear directions, language barriers, or unfamiliar currency rates. The high costs and difficulties associated with sharing your travels with your friends, family, and social networks can also put a damper on your cruising fun. Fortunately, the latest generation of travel apps is here to help. The best travel apps help you communicate with distant loved ones and locals, explore your surroundings, and purchase with confidence.  To help you enjoy smooth sailing on your next cruise, www.CruiseExperts.com has put together a list of the best apps for travel, along with tips to get the optimum experience. Happy cruising! Communicate with Google Translate While speaking the local language is of course the best option, Google Translate is a close second. This is one of the best apps for international communication ever developed - simply speak into your phone’s microphone and the app instantly produces a written translation in any one of more than 100 languages. You can ask for directions, take a taxi, or haggle for purchases without knowing a single word of a foreign language or relying on locals to speak English. Even signs and food menus are no problem. Take a picture of a sign, menu, or other printed material in 38 languages and the app instantly translates the text. Offline translation is available for 59 languages. Find your way with Google Maps Have fears of getting lost or being unable to find a restaurant or bathroom kept you from taking independent walking tours? The broad functionality of Google Maps gives you the freedom to explore destinations to your heart’s content! Just type in the name of a specific attraction to find the shortest route, with turn-by-turn directions on foot, by bike, or car. Typing in “restaurant” or other generic terms will retrieve results located in your general vicinity, without having to know a specific business name, with links to business photos and reviews to help you make an informed decision. The app even unscrambles train and bus lines in the largest cities, telling you where to get off to make transfers along your route. Stay in touch with WhatsApp Staying in touch with family and friends is so important when you travel, but international calling and texting plans can make it ridiculously expensive to maintain even bare lines of communication. WhatsApp gets our vote as one of the best travel apps by providing free, secure messaging, calling, and video calling around the world. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection, allowing you to avoid using voice minutes or racking up SMS fees. You can send photos and videos fast through the app to share your travel journey. Find conversion rates with XE Currency XE Currency wins our votes as one of the best travel apps for dedicated shoppers. This handy app gives you the knowledge to haggle intelligently and find the best bargains, with live exchange rates for every world currency and instant currency conversions. XE currency saves the last updated rates, so you can use it offline to convert prices in remote regions. Browse safely with NordVPN Anyone traveling internationally should use NordVPN or another Virtual Private Network that provides secured, private access to the Internet for a small fee.  This is isn’t just one of the best travel apps; it is a vitally important part of connecting online when you travel overseas. Public Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in overseas cafes, are notoriously unsecured. Digital thieves can easily use these open networks to steal your personal data and passwords, but a VPN keeps your online activities safe and secure.  And if you travel to one of the many countries that censor the internet and restrict access to certain sites (for example, China blocks access to Facebook), a VPN will keep your online activities private and enable you to stay connected to the sites you love. Travel app tips It’s important to download and set up these travel apps before your cruise, so you can avoid higher Wi-Fi charges aboard ship. You should also download and save books, videos, and audiobooks to your phone, tablet, and e-reader before starting your cruise, so you have easy entertainment options for rainy days and downtimes.  Lastly, be sure to get a local SIM card with an affordable data package for your destination country.  This will set you free to roam, enabling you to access your travel apps anywhere in the country with cell phone service instead of restricting you to areas with free Wi-Fi. For more travel tips or help booking your ideal cruise vacation, visit www.CruiseExperts.com today or call the travel experts directly at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784). Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!

Must-have travel apps will make your next cruise a breeze! Nothing ruins a cruise faster than spending your time in port struggling with unclear directions, language barriers, or unfamiliar currency rates. The high costs and difficulties associated with sharing your travels with your friends, family, and social networks can also put a damper on your […]

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