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Category Archives: Cruising

Cruise Tips for First-Timers

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Congratulations! Boarding your very first cruise can be exhilarating, to say the least, though it might be a tad overwhelming. This is a unique vacation that comes with its own unique set of travel tips, so read on for some of our favorites. First, find a cruise line that fits your personality Are you cruising […]


8 Reasons Not To Take A Cruise

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If you’re one of the thousands of travelers who are considering a cruise, that means you’re more than likely looking up pros and cons on the Internet—and there are a ton of them. We’ve distilled a handful of our favorites to help you make a more informed choice because there’s nothing worse than missing out […]


How Young Is Too Young For A River Cruise?

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If you think a river cruise is for retirees past their expiration date, think again: according to CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), a good portion of the growth of river cruising over the past few years is actually due to an increase in bookings with a much younger set in mind. While traditionally the domain […]


Top 10 Cruise Lines

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We all have our favorite cruise lines, but maybe it’s time you explored something different! Or… perhaps you’ve never been aboard a cruise line and you’ll find something on the list that will catch your eye! If you’re a SkyMed Travel member, check in frequently because more likely than not we have exceptional sales and […]


How To Stay Healthy On A Cruise

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There’s nothing more fun than a cruise—but nothing less fun than getting sick on one. Cruise ships have a reputation for being floating germ incubators, but truth is, you have about a third less chance of getting sick on one than you do picking something up at home. However, if someone is contagious and goes […]


Flying Champagne Corks Or Why You Need An Emergency Medical Travel Membership

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You may have read the recent headline “Cruise after woman suffers injury from a Champagne cork”—or not: the gist of the article was that a passenger on board got hit by a flying Champagne cork and had to be taken off the ship by an emergency crew and taken to the hospital. Yep, you read […]