luggage in ship hallway

What to Pack for a Seven Night Cruise

You’re going for it – you’ve finally booked your seven-night cruise, but you have no idea what you need to pack.  Here’s what I suggest to pack for a cruise. What to pack for a seven-night cruise made easy Packing for a vacation can be a time-consuming experience.  Unlike me, some people begin several days […] Read more…

Princess Cruises Take 5 Jazz Theater

Princess Cruises Adds Take 5 Jazz Theater on Two New Ships

Princess Cruises announced that their two newest ships, Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess, will have the first jazz club at sea, aptly named Take 5 Jazz Theater. Princess Cruises Take 5 Jazz Theater Details Guests will be able to listen to their favorite jazz sounds onboard the new Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess at Take […] Read more…

Carnival Panorama at Sea

Carnival Panorama Sea Trials are Completed in the Adriatic Sea

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, has successfully completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea. Carnival Panorama will hold its inaugural cruise from Long Beach, Calif. on Dec. 11, 2019.  This will be the first new ship that Carnival has homeported on the west coast in 20 years. Currently in the final stages of […] Read more…

Alaskan Dream Cruises Chichagof Dream in Juneau Alaska

Alaskan Dream Cruises – Chichagof Dream Review

I’m not a stranger to small ship cruising but never in Alaska.  Accommodating up to 76 passengers in 38 staterooms, this is truly a small ship. Also something new, this Alaskan Dream Cruises aboard Chichagof Dream would be my first “soft” expedition experience. Chichagof Dream on an Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Alaskan Dream Cruises is […] Read more…

Places to Visit in Budapest include the Chain Bridge at night

Top 10 Things to See in Budapest Hungary

From bubbling thermal baths to eerie reminders of Hungary’s Nazi and Communist past, you’ll find incredibly diverse things to see in Budapest. This was my fourth visit to Budapest on a Danube river cruise.  Each time, my river ship has docked in a different location so I’ve had to learn  to get around from various […] Read more…

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