A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Award Finalist in Journalism and an award-winning food and travel journalist based in Florida. She covers cruises and domestic and global travel destinations for Reader’s Digest and regularly contributes to U.S. News & World Report, Cruise Critic and The Points Guy. Her work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun, Fodor’s Travel, AARP and Marriott Bonvoy Traveler. When she’s not on a plane or ship, you’ll find her at the beach or in the kitchen at home with her husband and their Tibetan terrier, Rhythm.
view of a cruise deck with many guests outside

11 Polite Habits Cruise Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these “kind gestures” on cruises aren’t as kind as you think they are