You can take your baby on a cruise, but should you?

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to take your baby on a cruise. But as a first-time cruiser, Julie Belben didn’t realize just how complicated it could be to cruise with her baby — until it was too late. Now she has a list of complaints about the experience, and she wants a refund from Royal Caribbean.

But does Royal Caribbean owe her anything? Read more “You can take your baby on a cruise, but should you?”

This is what happens when you’re kicked off your cruise

Could you be accused of a crime, convicted and kicked off your cruise without any supporting evidence?

Halfway around the world, Elaine Chan discovered the answer to that question is yes. She and her husband were recently summarily ejected from their Holland America cruise in Helsinki. The captain accused Chan’s 65-year-old husband of assaulting a crew member. He then ordered the shocked couple to gather their belongings and get off his ship. Read more “This is what happens when you’re kicked off your cruise”

This is what happens when you miss your cruise home

What happens when you miss your cruise home from Cuba — or anywhere else for that matter? Kevin Rohrer can tell you.

During a recent cruise on the Norwegian Sky, Rohrer and his girlfriend missed the ship’s reboarding deadline by two hours. The boat sailed home without the couple, and they suddenly found themselves stranded on the island. Read more “This is what happens when you miss your cruise home”

What to do when you lose your phone while traveling

What happens when you lose your phone while traveling? On a recent trip to London, Logan Abbott’s phone disappeared. Although he’s one of thousands of travelers whose gadgets go missing on the road, his story is remarkable. Read more “What to do when you lose your phone while traveling”

These cities have the most expensive hotel resort fees

A troubling new report about hotel resort fees suggests mandatory room surcharges are spreading faster than a summer wildfire. It’s sure to stoke the anger of travelers, many of whom are being burned by these nonnegotiable extras when they check out. Read more “These cities have the most expensive hotel resort fees”