Whether it’s your honeymoon, an anniversary, or you’re just looking for a romantic afternoon for two, you don’t want to head to the spa together … and then separate into his and her areas. We tracked down the cruise ship spas with coed hot tubs, steam rooms, and other shared experiences:
Any experienced cruiser is sure to have a nightmare story about a cruise they wish they had never taken. Obnoxious passengers, terrible weather, crowded ports, shipboard malfunctions, terrible cabin locations — we’ve heard them all. While many issues are impossible to predict, there are certain sailings where your odds of dealing with one of these problems are exponentially higher. We recommend using extreme caution when booking one of the following cruises, especially if it’s your first time at sea.
A standout cabin steward, attentive waiter, or superior bartender can make a big impact on your cruise. But how should you compensate them for their hard work? Tipping on a cruise ship depends on the line. Many cruise lines automatically add a gratuity to your onboard account that covers stateroom and dining services, so you don’t have to tip at the end of the voyage. Other lines, including Silversea Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, take tipping out of the equation entirely and include gratuity in the standard cruise fare. Here’s our breakdown of each line’s policy: