Sherry Laskin

Sherry is editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com. With a focus on cruises and trains, she's an avid proponent of solo and slow travel. Her mission is to entertain, inspire and encourage readers to experience the joys of ocean cruises, river cruises and train travel.

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Holland America’s Club Orange Offers Private Dining and More

Holland America’s Club Orange Offers Private Dining and More

  Holland America’s new Club Orange Holland America just announced their new Club Orange program and the perks that come with it.  For … View Post
Virgin Voyages Shakes Up Traditional Cruise Ship Dining

Virgin Voyages Shakes Up Traditional Cruise Ship Dining

No Buffet? No kidding. When Sir Richard Branson announced he was building a cruise line, he made it clear that his sleek, yacht-like new … View Post
Hurtigruten Offers Free Flights for Unique Iceland Cruises

Hurtigruten Offers Free Flights for Unique Iceland Cruises

Hurtigruten, the Norway-based exploration cruise line, has announced a pretty cool offer.  If a cruise to Iceland has been on your radar then this 12… View Post
What’s New After Extensive Crystal Serenity Refurbishment

What’s New After Extensive Crystal Serenity Refurbishment

From a month-long dry dock that began in mid-October, Crystal Serenity refurbishment is complete.  Similar to renovations made to Crystal Symphony in 2017, the 980-passenger&… View Post
Viking Announces New Greek Cruise Itinerary

Viking Announces New Greek Cruise Itinerary

Don’t tell Homer –  there’s a new Greek Odyssey. Viking announced a new 11-day cruise itinerary, Greek Odyssey, sailing the Aegean Sea round-trip … View Post
Carnival Sends Smaller Ship to Alaska in 2020

Carnival Sends Smaller Ship to Alaska in 2020

Carnival Spirit heads back to Alaska! Great news for Carnival lovers and small(er) ship enthusiasts.  Carnival Spirit will head back to North America … View Post
Celebrity Cruises Offers New Galapagos Glamping Experience

Celebrity Cruises Offers New Galapagos Glamping Experience

Glamping at sea, under the stars When Celebrity Flora debuts in May 2019, it will be the first ship designed specially for exploring the Galapagos&… View Post
Holland America Reveals 30 Fun Facts About Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Reveals 30 Fun Facts About Nieuw Statendam

Only 42 days until Nieuw Statendam cruises begin from Ft. Lauderdale Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam officially joins the fleet in just 22 days…on December 1,&… View Post
Norwegian Breakaway Ready for Cruises from New Orleans

Norwegian Breakaway Ready for Cruises from New Orleans

Norwegian Breakaway sets two records Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the first sailing for Norwegian Breakaway from its new homeport in New Orleans.  Refurbished in… View Post
Holland America Eurodam Review on an Alaska Cruise

Holland America Eurodam Review on an Alaska Cruise

It was at least four years since I had cruised on the Eurodam, one of my favorite ships.  Here’s what I found… I … View Post
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Refurbishment in 2019

Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Refurbishment in 2019

Navigator of the Seas Refurbishment to the tune of $115 Million The top deck aboard Navigator is where you’ll find Royal Caribbean’s concept … View Post
Crystal Serenity Review on a Panama Canal Cruise

Crystal Serenity Review on a Panama Canal Cruise

Curious about Crystal Serenity? Read my unbiased Crystal Serenity review. I didn’t know what to expect.  For so many years all I heard … View Post
Alaska Trip Report: Catch the Alaska Ferry or Else

Alaska Trip Report: Catch the Alaska Ferry or Else

A Smoke-filled race to Bellingham, WA for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. The journey of 11,000 miles begins with one train…  Amtrak Silver Meteor –… View Post
Alaska’s Best-Kept Secret – The Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska’s Best-Kept Secret – The Alaska Marine Highway

Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage like an Alaskan All roads may lead to Rome but they don’t lead to Southeast Alaska.  In fact, … View Post
Virgin Voyages Adds Visits to Cuba for Inaugural Season

Virgin Voyages Adds Visits to Cuba for Inaugural Season

Heading to Havana Virgin Voyages just announced that their first ship, Scarlet Lady, will include visits to Cuba as one of the islands in … View Post
Carnival Cruise Line Raises Daily Cruise Ship Gratuities

Carnival Cruise Line Raises Daily Cruise Ship Gratuities

Cruise ship gratuities are going up across the board With other cruise lines increasing their daily cruise ship gratuities, it was only logical that … View Post
Packing Tips for an Amtrak Overnight Train Trip

Packing Tips for an Amtrak Overnight Train Trip

These Amtrak packing tips only need a little planning and careful packing. Imagine yourself all cozy in your little roomette or tad larger bedroom (… View Post
Princess Cruises Changes Dining Times and Updates Menu

Princess Cruises Changes Dining Times and Updates Menu

Princess Cruises changes dining times plus Chef Curtis Stone menu updates Two items of interest this week for Princess Cruises fans and they both … View Post
MSC Cruises World Cruise Offers Extended Overland Excursions

MSC Cruises World Cruise Offers Extended Overland Excursions

MSC Cruises World Cruise delves deep into land-locked destinations. The countdown has begun for the first MSC Cruises World Cruise departure date.  The 119-day … View Post
Visit the Windmill Village of Kinderdijk with Viking River

Visit the Windmill Village of Kinderdijk with Viking River

Kinderdijk was the first stop on my Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam. Until my visit to Kinderdijk, the closest I’d been to a … View Post

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