caribbean cruises

Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam

Holland America Nieuw Statendam – Welcome Aboard!

Preview peek at Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam As a fan of Holland America’s 2016 Koningsdam, I jumped at the chance to spend a week aboard the cruise line’s newest and sister ship to the Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam. Nieuw Statendam arrived into its homeport of Fort Lauderdale in late December 2018, after a fall season cruising […] Read more…

How to Choose a Panama Canal Cruise

It’s been on my bucket list for quite a while.  So when I had a chance to jump on Crystal Serenity for a Panama Canal cruise that included a full transit of this feat of engineering, the decision was easy.  But it wasn’t until I really started to look at several other cruise lines’ itineraries […] Read more…

Holland America Cuba Cruises

Holland America Cuba Cruises From Fort Lauderdale Begin Soon

Packed yet? Holland America Line begins its first cruise to Cuba aboard the Veendam in December. Roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale itineraries include an extended call at Havana and a visit to Cienfuegos on seven-, 11- and 12-day Caribbean itineraries. On Dec. 22, 2017, Holland America Cuba cruises begin when 1,350 passenger Veendam sets out from Fort […] Read more…

Carnival Vista adds Concrete Beach Brewery to be the first ever brewery at sea.

Where to Dine and Drink Aboard Carnival Vista

New Carnival Vista restaurants and bars feature a global mélange of tastes and flavors. I was excited to learn that one of my favorite Carnival restaurants would be added to the new Carnival Vista; Ji Ji Asian Kitchen.  I first tried Ji Ji aboard the “new” Carnival Sunshine and was totally impressed.  And there’s more! One of […] Read more…

Richard Branson announces Virgin Cruises ship will be at PortMiami.

Sir Richard Branson Brings Virgin Cruises to Miami

What’s it all about, Alfie? If you’re a child of the 60’s (as Sir Richard and I) it’s nearly impossible not to occasionally flash back to the days of the British Invasion, Carnaby Street fashion and of course, iconic movies like Alfie and To Sir With Love. Sir Richard is the entertainer, too. When this knightly […] Read more…

Here's the artist rendering of the Carnival Vista SportsSquare SkyRide.

More Carnival Vista Family Friendly Reveals and a Ship Tour

Carnival Vista will offer family activities that get the adrenaline pumping. If the family that plays together, stays together, then it’s beginning to look like there’ll soon be a drop in the divorce rate for families that cruise.  Family-friendly onboard activities dominate the future for the three mass market cruise lines that includes Carnival, Royal Caribbean and […] Read more…

Costa Mediterranea Overview and First Impressions

A UNIQUE CARIBBEAN ITINERARY BECKONS. Twenty years had elapsed since my last Costa cruise. When I received an invitation to cruise aboard the Costa Mediterranea, it was a no-brainer. Two decades ago, my kids and I had a fabulous time on the Costa Romantica. In those days, Costa was family-owned, pasta dishes were prepared tableside and […] Read more…

Carnival will visit Antigua on longer cruises.

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Longer 10- 14-Days Voyages

Longer cruises mean new ports, less kids and more fun. That’s my opinion, anyway.  I love longer cruises.  With so many unique and fabulous new specialty restaurants to experience, it’s impossible to try all of them on a 7-night cruise.  New ports are certainly enticing to those of us who’ve been there, done that for the […] Read more…

Princess Cruises Regal Princess at Sea Trials

Take Another Look at Princess Cruises’ New Regal Princess

Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess wraps up Europe season to head to Ft. Lauderdale. It’s been nearly four months since Princess Cruises introduced their newest ship, the Regal Princess. Though a sister to the 2013 Royal Princess, the Regal Princess is set to shine on her own.  Since May, the Regal Princess has been sailing inaugural voyages […] Read more…

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