Half Moon Cay Horses in the Ocean

Latest Cruise News for Oct 2, 2019

  Carnival Has Two Big Projects in the Plans Carnival and the Bahamian government have filed an agreement to permit Carnival to begin work on two new projects.  Carnival plans to develop a new cruise port destination as well as dig in for some major improvements to Little San Salvador, home of Holland America’s Half […] Read more…

Cologne Christmas Markets Heinzel

Christmas Markets River Cruise Photos with AmaWaterways

I really had no interest in trying a Christmas Markets river cruise in Europe.  In my mind, every market would be overrun with aggressive shoppers, cheapskate lookers, sloppy drunks and of course, tourists.  But I had to go just to experience it and hopefully prove myself wrong.  And I did. How I ended up on […] Read more…

Freedom of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Sends the Next Ship for Major Refurbishment

Next in line for a Royal Caribbean Royal Amplified ship makeover is Freedom of the Seas refurbishment to the tune of  $116 million dollars. Freedom of the Seas Refurbishment and What You’ll See This February, the Freedom of the Seas refurbishment will have the ship out of service so new restaurants, bars and attractions can […] Read more…

Whale Watching Shore Excursion in Juneau Alaska

This time for whale watching in Juneau, I was prepared.  The words, “Don’t forget to grab a large plastic bag” popped into my head just before I closed the door to my stateroom.  This was my second whale-watching shore excursion from Juneau, but the first time I brought along a real camera. On my first […] Read more…

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…

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