Alaskan Dream Cruises – Chichagof Dream Review on the Inside Passage

Chichagof Dream Review – Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage I’m not a stranger to small ship cruising, but this was my very first time aboard what…

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Oceania Begins the Next Chapter of the Oceania Cruises’ Story

Oceania Begins the Next Chapter of the Oceania Cruises’ Story

Oceania Cruises Refurbishment – It’s so much more than that… Oceania Cruises recently announced its newest initiative, OceaniaNEXT – a wide array of major enhancements&… View Post
Two Holland America Ships Receive Perfect Sanitation Scores

Two Holland America Ships Receive Perfect Sanitation Scores

Following surprise health inspections by the CDC, two Holland America ships, the Amsterdam and Noordam received a score of 100 on their recent health inspections.&… View Post
Amtrak Cancels Trains Due to Hurricane Florence

Amtrak Cancels Trains Due to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence impacts Amtrak train service Any surface travel, including Amtrak train travel, is affected by weather calamities.  After last year’s Hurricane Irma, … View Post
Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

A transatlantic crossing is not your ordinary cruise.  Try to imagine a cork bobbing around in an triple-sized olympic swimming pool.  That’s kind … View Post
Carnival’s Newest and Largest Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral

Carnival’s Newest and Largest Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral

Great news for Florida’s Space Coast (and my backyard)!  Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority to construct … View Post
First Cruise?  Here’s 10 Ways to Avoid First-Time Cruise Jitters

First Cruise? Here’s 10 Ways to Avoid First-Time Cruise Jitters

Advice for your first cruise. Or even the fiftieth. You’ve paid for your first cruise in full, bought a new swim suit and … View Post
Lonely Planet New Cruise Port Guides Offer a Wealth of Info

Lonely Planet New Cruise Port Guides Offer a Wealth of Info

Whether you’ve cruised a few dozen times or it’s your first cruise, figuring out what to do in cruise ports can be … View Post
New Princess Beverage Menu to Feature Globally Inspired Cocktails

New Princess Beverage Menu to Feature Globally Inspired Cocktails

Princess Cruises announced their most significant beverage changes in the line’s history.  The new Princess beverage menu will feature globally inspired signature cocktails … View Post
Five Good Reasons to Take Your Cruise Line’s Shore Excursion

Five Good Reasons to Take Your Cruise Line’s Shore Excursion

I’m not one to always follow the crowd. Many times in port, I forego the cruise line shore excursion and explore the downtown … View Post