To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 2 Aboard Koningsdam

Pic of the Day – Day 2 At the start of every transatlantic voyage, I wonder how in the world I’ll spend the next week or two and not go…

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Queen Latifah Gives Carnival Horizon the Royal Treatment

Queen Latifah Gives Carnival Horizon the Royal Treatment

Queen Latifah, in a new role as godmother, officially named Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.  The ceremony was held on Wednesday in New … 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
Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

On the first morning of our Holland America Mexican Riviera cruise husband Rob and I were thrilled as our ship slowly cruised within sight … View Post
Kids Cruise for Free to Grand Bahama Island in June

Kids Cruise for Free to Grand Bahama Island in June

Celebrate the beginning of summer with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Kids Cruise Free sale, now in progress.   Because on all June cruises, kids 16 years … View Post
Monte Carlo, Monaco – the Glamorous Cruise Port on the Med

Monte Carlo, Monaco – the Glamorous Cruise Port on the Med

Good morning, Monte Carlo, Monaco! The tiny territory of Monaco, first ruled by the House of Grimaldi in 1297, continues to be a mecca for … View Post
Sneak Peek at Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Renderings

Sneak Peek at Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Renderings

When Sir Richard Branson first announced his intent to build a fleet of cruise ships, originally named Virgin Cruises, we were excited and totally … View Post
Queen Mary 2  Britannia Main Dining Review and Advice

Queen Mary 2 Britannia Main Dining Review and Advice

Dining aboard Queen Mary 2 There’s sort of a rule of thumb when it comes to fixed dining times. Families and older folks tend … 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