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    Determining Your Cruising Style

    Cruising began as a means of transportation, a way to cross oceans either as wealthy persons flaunting their wealth and their couture gowns in first class, or as a poor immigrant traveling in steerage, basically traveling with the few clothes you possessed.
    Times have changed since the 1920s when long gowns and tuxedos were required after 6:00pm for first class passengers. Cruising in the 21st century is all about our need to feel relaxed on vacation and to get away from the restrictions of “work” dress code. Each of the different cruise lines today offer a range of dress codes from super-casual and “country club” casual all the way to “elegant” dressing. For most cruise lines, it basically comes down to casual attire during the day, bathing suits with cover-ups in the restaurants for breakfast and lunch, and no jeans and t-shirts in the dining room at dinner. On most evenings, men will feel comfortable in nice pants and collared shirts (think Polo shirts) and ladies can get away with almost anything, including dressy Bermuda shorts, capri pants, nice slacks, sweaters, blouses, dressy tees and sundresses.

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    Formal vs. Casual

    While it’s tempting to classify a cruise as strictly formal or casual, the truth is that many are a combination of each. Others are going through a transition from one end of the spectrum towards the other. This all serves to benefit cruisers as there are now plenty of cruise options suited to our varied tastes. To demonstrate this, we’ve compiled a list of our preferences for formal vs. casual cruising, along with our favorite aspects of each. No dress code required for further reading.

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    Cruising Solo

    What happens when you can’t find a friend or family member to share a stateroom with you on your cruise vacation? Consider taking the cruise by yourself.
    This past December, I was in this exact situation. I held a reservation on a 12-night Caribbean cruise on Azamara Club Cruises, Azamara Journey, and found myself without anyone to travel with me. I needed a vacation, so instead of canceling my trip, I decided to go on the cruise by myself. Having never cruised alone before, I had some concerns that I know many cruisers have when it comes to sailing by yourself. Who will I eat dinner with? Will I have fun? Is it safe to explore the ports of call by myself?

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    Singles Cruising Tips

    Cruising as a single is a wonderful way to vacation. You are able to do as you please and be on your own schedule. It is also a great away to get away from everything and just relax! Some of The Cruise Web staff members have some wonderful tips for you when traveling as a single.

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    Best Cruise Vacation: Which One is Right For You – Premium or Luxury?

    Nowadays there are so many cruise options to choose from. There is a tremendous amount of pressure to make sure you choose the cruise that best fits your needs and wants – this does not always mean least expensive. People always ask me what is my favorite cruise, and even though I do have some favorites, what is right for me might not be right for you. So, how do you get the best value for your money while making sure that you and your family have the best possible cruise vacation?

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    Homeports: Busting The Myth

    In my conversations with first time cruisers, I often hear that “its inconvenient or expensive to get on a cruise!” Many first time cruisers think they have to live in Florida, California, or Alaska to get on a decent cruise. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is absolutely a myth … not true! The truth is that the cruise lines are offering more and more alternatives to these traditional ports of embarkation.

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    How to Select the Perfect First Cruise

    So, you have decided to take your first cruise. Congratulations! You should be in store for days of fun, relaxation, parties, swimming, food, romance, beaches, education, scenery, gambling, shopping—whatever you want. Now, to make sure you get what you want, do what my friends did and contact a professional cruise consultant. An experienced cruise consultant will see to it that you end up on YOUR perfect first cruise!

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