Cruising and Cocktails: What’s happening in Cruise News this Week (plus LIVE chat)
To say this has been a tough week is probably the understatement of the year! We’ve unfortunately seen the current situation evolve from a cruise and travel “problem” to a serious concern around the world.
I’ve asked in my Facebook group just what people want to read about and talk about right now.
It seems many would like to hear light, fun stories and good things about traveling, including planning for cruise ports and excursions.
I’ll be doing this, and more. We will get through this time together.
Before I share more about Cruising & Cocktails below (I’m excited!!), I did want to share a couple of blog posts that have some good information, even if for future when you plan your next cruise again.
Do you need Travel Insurance for your cruise? Although everyone’s circumstances and needs are different, these are some things you should know: 7 Reasons Why You Need Travel Insurance for Your Cruise
Cruise Packing essentials
There are just some things that are particular to being on a cruise ship, that make packing needs a little bit different than a land vacation.
Here are some of the most popular posts that you might find useful, to save for later or to know so you can save things as you go.
- Cruise Packing 101
- 21 Cruise Carry On Bag must-haves
- Packing a Cruise Port Day/excursion bag
- 31 Medicine/First Aid Kit essentials
- Packing Cubes Pros & Cons
- 25 Cruise Items and accessories(sold on Amazon)
Feel free to pin any of these posts to your Cruise Pinterest boards, so you have them when you need them.
A Virtual Cruise Event – Cruising & Cocktails
Please join me tonight on my Facebook page Life Well Cruised, where I’ll be hosting a LIVE Cruising & Cocktails chat.
We can’t meet in person, on a cruise ship or otherwise right now, but we can meet “virtually”.
Friday evening, 8:00 pm Eastern Time (approx). Please Like and Follow Life Well Cruised on Facebook.
Make yourself a favorite Cruise cocktail, Mocktail or even grab a cup of coffee and be ready to chat about ALL THINGS CRUISE.
If you like, feel free to dress in a “cruise outfit” – dressed up or dressed down, as you most enjoy.
Please remember that this will be on my Life Well Cruised Facebook Page. Please make sure to LIKE the page 🙂.
Here are a few talking points for this evening’s cruise conversation:
Cruise News of the week
- Current situation for cruising – cruise cancellations and upcoming cruises – what we know
- Carnival Corp cruise ships may be used as hospitals during this crisis – is this good or bad? I’ll tell you what I think
- Government travel advisories – will this affect future cruise itineraries? I know it’s on everyone’s mind
Cruise fun and Cruising stories
We all cruise for the joy of travel, for the fun and entertainment on cruise ships, for the love of the sea… and more reasons than I can mention here.
That’s why I have this post – with more than 100 Reasons to Cruise (please keep cruising alive in our hearts by sharing this with a friend, in a message, cruise group or on Pinterest)
Light cruise topic suggestions:
- Favorite Cruise bar or coffee bar
Whether you love Norwegian, Celebrity, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, MSC, Cunard or any other cruise line, we all have a love of cruising in common.
I’d love to hear what your favorite cruise bar is – and why. Let’s share to let others know.
If you’re cruising on Celebrity, you can read why Cafe Al Bacio is my favorite cruise ship Cafe: Celebrity Cruises: 7 Reasons You Will LOVE Cafe Al Bacio
- Favorite Cruise drink
Is your favorite drink a Mojito, a Pina Colada or something more exotic? Which cruise line makes it best?
Share your cruise drink recipes – if you have a favorite cruise recipe, please feel free to leave it below in the comments for other to create and enjoy.
- Cruise shore excursions – Caribbean cruise ports
Share your favorite Caribbean Cruise ports and best activities, and excursions.
These are the main topics we’ll discuss, along with some questions you may have.
Please let me know what you think. Do you like this idea? Let me know your topic suggestions and perhaps we’ll make this a “regular” thing. I can’t promise every week, but can certainly try during this time when many of us are practicing “social distancing”.
I’d love to read your ideas and comments, and do hope you can make it. Please feel free to share this as well as any blog posts from lifewellcruised.com! Thanks so much!
We’ll be cruising again soon!
Life Well Cruised