What to do in Seven Canada cruise ports

What to Do in Seven of My Favorite Canada Cruise Ports

Don’t miss these seven Canada cruise ports Cruises to Canada rank really high on my list of favorite cruise itineraries.  Almost all cruise ships for a cruise to Canada conveniently depart from the east coast of the U.S.  Maybe it’s the scenery or the ever-changing weather or just a particular port.  Canada cruise ports offer […] Read more…

Luxury train Rocky Mountaineer in Canada

Add a Luxury Train to a Cruise for a Rail and Sail Vacation

If a weeklong cruise isn’t enough, combine it with a luxury train adventure for the trip of a lifetime. This isn’t a new concept.  Rail-and-sail vacations have been quietly available for years.  When combined with a cruise, a rail journey offers a chance to explore territory that simply can’t be seen from a cruise ship. […] Read more…

Carnival ship arrives in Nassau Bahamas

Carnival Cruise Line Ends Free Room Service in 2019

Carnival room service gets a price tag Carnival has just announced that beginning mid-January, 2019, they will no longer offer complimentary room service.  The change will be across the fleet, with an expanded à la carte menu. Carnival’s website states, “A wide variety of menu items will be available with a nominal cost ranging from […] Read more…

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Best Tips for Easy Debarkation on Oasis of the Seas

At 7am on debarkation morning, some 5,400 passengers are eager to go on their merry way after a week-long cruise.  Of those, probably a couple thousand arrived by car.  With all this activity – people rushing to their cars, busses and taxis – you’d think an Oasis of the Seas debarkation would be a chaotic […] Read more…

Marjerie Glacier at Glacier Bay Alaskan Dream Cruises

Stay Longer to Explore Glacier Bay, Alaska

Alaskan Dream Cruises new itinerary adds two more days in Glacier Bay If exploring Alaska on a 10-person expedition vessel sounds exciting, this could be the cruise for you.  Alaskan Dream Cruises received the permits for their 10-passenger Misty Fjord ship to spend two days in Glacier Bay. A UNESCO world Heritage Site, Glacier National […] Read more…

How to Bring Wine on Your Cruise

Guide to Bringing Wine on a Cruise 2019

What to know if you plan to bring wine on a cruise. I know a lot of cruisers who prefer to bring wine on a cruise that they’ve purchased at home. I even knew someone who packed inexpensive wine glasses to use in their stateroom with their smuggled French Bordeaux. Then again, years ago, people simply bubble-wrapped their […] Read more…

Cruise Ship Comes to the Rescue of Two Stranded Sailors

When bad weather forced Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas to change course last week, officers on night watch spotted a flashing signal light in the distance.  For security reasons, the ship confirmed the stranded vessel’s identity and checked with nearby ports that might be able to send rescue boats. On Friday night, as Empress […] Read more…

Nieuw Statendam at Port Everglades

Holland America’s Newest Ship Arrives in Port Everglades

Earlier this week, Port Everglades welcomed the 2,666-passenger Nieuw Statendam to its new home port in Fort Lauderdale.  Sister ship to Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam is the second Pinnacle Class ship and one of the largest ships in their fleet. After leaving from the port of Civitavecchia, Italy at the beginning of December, Nieuw Statendam arrived […] Read more…

Carnival Miracle Cruises from San Francisco

Carnival Miracle Will Cruise from San Francisco for the First Time

Carnival Miracle Cruises from San Francisco For the first time ever, Carnival Miracle will cruise from San Francisco.  Cruises from San Francisco aboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle are set to begin on March 19, 2020.  The kick-off season includes four-day weekend trips to Ensenada.  In addition, Carnival Miracle will also offer longer, five- and six-day cruises […] Read more…

Luxe Cruise Line Adds Small Group Shore Excursions

Attention curious cruisers who prefer to travel in the lap of luxury.  Regent Seven Seas Cruises, yes, it’s the ultra-luxe cruise line that started complimentary shore excursions, has added two new shore excursion concepts.  Called “Go Local Tours” and “Regent Choice small group tours” as you can guess, you don’t travel with a motor coach full […] Read more…

Carnival Mardi Gras and a Roller Coaster at Sea

It was just last week that Carnival revealed the retro-name of its newest ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in 2020.   As the dust settled over Carnival’s choice of “Mardi Gras“, the cruise line has announced that their ship will have the first-ever roller coaster at sea. Appropriately named BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster, it promises […] Read more…

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