Cruise News2019-01-18T17:11:23+00:00

Cruise News

Cruise news from Travels with a Ginger. Find interesting articles and blog posts about cruises and cruising by our authors and guests.

Small Ship Cruising

In these days of “bigger is better”, many discriminating cruisers are opting for small ship cruising instead. Before we get into the reasons why, perhaps we should define what is commonly referred to as “small ship”. The term can vary depending on who is defining it – tonnage or length versus guests ...

Castles on the Middle Rhine

Probably the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe is that of the Middle Rhine or one that takes in this section of river. The middle Rhine encompasses the river between the towns of Bingen and Koblenz in Germany and flows through the Rhine Gorge, a naturally ...

St. Lucia | Jewel of the Caribbean

One of the favorite island port of calls of cruise lines, St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is a tiny (200,000 plus square miles) island in the Eastern Caribbean. Covered in lush vegetation, hilly – volcanoes – it has a small native population ...

Weddings at Sea

Thinking about getting married on a cruise ship? It is certainly an option for those desiring a smaller guest list, less cost, and a wedding/honeymoon in one. You should be prepared well in advance just as with the more complicated, costly, and stressful big wedding on land.

Amsterdam: Venice of the North

Flying to Europe from North America often leads you to Amsterdam. If you cruise in northern European or take one of the popular river cruise vacations into the heart of Europe, you will likely cross paths with this city as a beginning or end point. One of the ...

Ships Within Ships

Many loyal followers of cruise lines have the opportunity these days of “stepping up” to luxury but still cruising on their favorite ships with the concept of an exclusive area or "ship within a ship". Cruisers are familiar with the difference ...