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, Amtrak train…

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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
Holland America Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details

Holland America Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details

When Holland America Line welcomes Nieuw Statendam to the fleet in December 2018, the ship will mirror the design that was introduced with Koningsdam, the&… View Post
Carnival Triumph Becomes Carnival Sunrise After $200 Million Makeover

Carnival Triumph Becomes Carnival Sunrise After $200 Million Makeover

Carnival Cruise Line just announced a $200 million dollar stem-to-stern Carnival Triumph refurbishment in 2019. Once complete, there’ll be a renaming ceremony when Carnival Triumph … View Post
Why I’m Back Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Why I’m Back Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise

When I first started cruising as an adult (or quasi-adult), first it was NCL, now officially renamed Norwegian Cruise Line.  Then I was all … View Post
Five Things to Know Cruising Solo on a Transatlantic Crossing

Five Things to Know Cruising Solo on a Transatlantic Crossing

This isn’t your typical cruise. Not long ago, I cruised solo onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam across the Atlantic Ocean en route to … View Post