Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Mardi Gras Reservations for Additional Departures Now Open

Carnival Cruise Line has opened reservations for additional Mardi Gras sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida.  Now you can book a reservation for sailings through April 2022.  With these new sailing dates, there are over 80 different cruises for Mardi Gras. I’m excited to see some of these cruise ship “firsts” including BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea […] Read more…

Norwegian Breakaway in New York Harbor

Norwegian Cruise Line New Pay for Perks Program

Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced a new program that gives passengers the opportunity to pay for perks.  Ironically, these are some of the same perks offered in Norwegian’s Latitudes Loyalty Program. It’s also very similar to other cruise lines’ perks for purchase programs, like Carnival’s Faster to the Fun. Norwegian Priority Access Explained Norwegian calls […] Read more…

Sitka Channel from Japonski Island

Sitka Alaska Cruise Port Information & City Guide

If you’re expecting tiny Sitka to be another Alaska cruise port lined with the same glaring jewelry and watch stores that you find in the Caribbean, you’ll be wonderfully surprised. You’ll soon understand why this town was once nicknamed the “Paris of the Pacific.” Welcome to Sitka, Alaska! This small community of barely 9,000 people […] Read more…

10 Best Tips How to Pack for an Amtrak Train Trip

These 10 best tips will help you to pack for your Amtrak train trip.  Whether you’re onboard for one overnight or even four, there really are things to pack to help make your long distance train journey even more memorable. Imagine yourself all cozy in your little roomette or tad larger bedroom (with an ensuite […] Read more…

New Princess Ship Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Princess Cruises newest ship, Sky Princess, passed an important milestone for all new cruise ships; it  successfully completed a series of sea trials. Under construction at Fincantieri Shipyard in Montefalcone, Italy, Sky Princess left the ship yard for its sea trials. Once out at sea, the ship underwent tests for propulsion, maneuverability and navigation equipment. […] Read more…

Cruise in hurricane season but be prepared.

What to Know if You Cruise in Hurricane Season

Summer activities are winding down. Kids are almost back in school. The unrelenting heat of summer has taken its toll. Sounds like the perfect time to take that Caribbean cruise.  Or is it…. You’ll save money to cruise in hurricane season but be prepared. Yes, cruise lines reduce the cost to cruise in hurricane season.  You’re all […] Read more…

Disney Wish Rapunzel Stern Art

Disney Cruise Line Announces Their New Ship & Private Island

Okay Disney fans.  You can breathe a sigh of relief because the waiting is over.  Disney Cruise Line just released the name of their newest and fifth ship during the annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. It’s the Disney Wish!  Also revealed was the first peek at the ship’s elegant, three-story atrium plus the name […] Read more…

Perfect Day at CocoCay Balloon View

Royal Caribbean Adds Two Calls to Perfect Day At CocoCay

I’m not sure for whom this new Perfect Day at CocoCay itinerary will benefit:  Royal Caribbean’s coffers or their passengers’ affinity for another beach day.  Either way, it’s likely to be a win-win.   Perfect Day at CocoCay Encore Royal Caribbean just announced that they’ll add over 40 cruises that include two visits to their […] Read more…

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