Best Things to Do in Ponta Delgada, Azores on a Day in Port

Best Things to Do in Ponta Delgada, Azores on a Day in Port

Almost every transatlantic crossing, except Queen Mary 2, (what I’ve named the “Atlantic Express”) pays a call at Ponta Delgada, on the island of … View Post
53 Days to Europe and Beyond Without Flying – How Did I Do It?

53 Days to Europe and Beyond Without Flying – How Did I Do It?

“I long to be at sea,” she whispered through an ear-to-ear grin.  That “she” was me. A tall, colorful sail-away drink in one hand, … View Post
How to Get to Queen Mary 2 in Southampton from Amsterdam by Train

How to Get to Queen Mary 2 in Southampton from Amsterdam by Train

Queen Mary 2 from Amsterdam to Southampton in four easy steps. It’s exciting and yet bittersweet.  That’s how I describe the day that … View Post
Seven Secret Hideaways Aboard Queen Mary 2

Seven Secret Hideaways Aboard Queen Mary 2

Secret Hideaways aboard Queen Mary 2 If you think the idea of finding solitude and anonymity among 2,618 guests seems far-fetched, you’re wrong.  With the … View Post
The Best Time to Visit Paris

The Best Time to Visit Paris

Spoiler Alert: This has nothing to do with the seasons. There are countless songs written about the best time to visit Paris or when … View Post
Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Cruising Solo

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Cruising Solo

Cruising solo has its advantages. Cruising solo pushes the envelope for most people.  We’re a “couples” society for the most part and those … View Post
Princess Cruises New Culinary Shore Excursions Around the World

Princess Cruises New Culinary Shore Excursions Around the World

Princess Cruises Partners with Bon Appétit Princess Cruises has announced their new culinary shore excursions program in collaboration with Bon Appétit, offering … View Post
Next Time, I’ll Get to the Cruise Port a Day Early

Next Time, I’ll Get to the Cruise Port a Day Early

Practice what you preach. I should have followed my own advice.  With a Europe-bound ship to catch and no alternative for a missed departure, … View Post
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Review

Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Review

One thing is true about the shorter cruises; they’re usually done with older and oldest ships in a cruise line’s fleet. Take … View Post
Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Meet the world’s largest cruise ship! Following 36 months of construction in France, Royal Caribbean took delivery of their newest ship, Symphony of the … View Post
Carnival Paradise Returns to Tampa Following Major Refurbishment

Carnival Paradise Returns to Tampa Following Major Refurbishment

Carnival Paradise cruises from Tampa are back! Carnival Paradise has resumed its year-round cruise schedule from the west coast of Florida.  The newly refurbished … View Post

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