Vacation rentals, group tours, flights, things to do, restaurants and, now, cruises. TripAdvisor’s booking services continue to take the travel world by storm by offering members the chance to research and book cruises directly on their site.
TripAdvisor will treat cruise lines just like any other business, where members have the opportunity to rate and review the cruise company and to leave reviews about their experiences, thus helping future cruise passengers in their decisions.
Thanks to TripAdvisor’s other booking sections, travelers also can book flights and on-land hotel rooms they may need before and after the cruise without leaving the site.
In using the “Ship-tineraries” feature, travelers can select a cruise company, the model of the vessel that interests them and then view itineraries for the ship, photos of the cabins, photos of the ship, how many passengers the ship accommodates and what services and activities are available on board. When taking into account all cruise companies and itineraries, TripAdvisor will have an inventory of more than 70 million cruise options.
TripAdvisor statistics show 44 percent of its members are “cruise shoppers” and more than 30 million people will take a cruise in 2019, an increase of 34 percent compared with the previous five years.
You've planned every last detail of your trip, from the perfect accommodations to tours to enjoy, but overlooked one crucial element: sleep. Travel and time changes throw off our circadian rhythms and lead to sleep loss. However, sleep deprivation can dull your response time, throw you into a depression, age your skin and pack on the pounds. It also just makes you irritable during much-deserved vacation time. Although you may not be able to restore your sleep to its full capacity on the road, you can get more rest with these products that help you sleep while traveling.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
The novice traveler visiting a foreign country for the first time may face apprehension in knowing where to start in terms of planning, and even a seasoned traveler may find himself lost among the blogs and travel sites that recommend what to see and do. Booking a private tour can be one of the best ways to see the highlights without having to worry about the logistics. When researching such tours in foreign lands, here are a few tips to follow for the best experience.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Russia is largely a safe city for tourists. Much of the country relies on tourism to bolster the economy, and local governments take great pains to ensure safety for foreign citizens. Crimes against locals and foreigners drastically reduced over the last decade. That’s not to say certain minorities shouldn’t take precaution, but the chance of getting accosted walking down the streets is pretty slim.