New York City

One of the prettiest of the Amtrak Silver Meteor Dining Cars.

Overnight on Amtrak from Florida to New York City

There are plane people. And there are train people. Some people want to get there yesterday. Others, like me, enjoy the journey.  For train people, the trip begins when you step onboard. Settle into your seat.  Wait for that forward lurch when the wheels engage, signaling the journey has begun. It’s slow travel; scenic, relaxing and […] Read more…

New York City to host first Le Taste of France Show – a culinary and lifestyle celebration

Attention French foodies and Francophiles! If you’ve got the European Airfare Blues and long to go to France but the cost has got you down, fret no more.  France is coming to New York.  Yes, the same “France” that causes Americans to crave café afternoons, sip French Champagne, photograph billowy lavender fields and join in […] Read more…

Carnival Glory offers convenient four and five day cruises to Canada from Boston

For rugged beauty, seaside splendor and an easy drive-to port, there’s nothing that compares to a Canadian Maritimes cruise from Boston.  Yes, New York City’s Manhattan Terminal is also a terrific homeport, but for something uniquely different and rich in history, try a cruise that departs from the Black Falcon Terminal in Boston. If time […] Read more…

What to Do in Manhattan on a Port Visit

Yes, it’s New York City. Yes, it’s the Manhattan cruise terminal. And yes, it’s walking distance to Times Square. It’s the perfect afternoon. With a little advance planning (like printing out a map of Manhattan and highlighting a few must-sees) your eight or so hours spent docked in Manhattan can be chock full of fun. Read more…

The Norwegian Breakaway against the New York City skyline.

Norwegian Cruise Line names Peter Max to paint the hull on new NCL ship

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan yesterday announced that Norwegian Cruise Line’s new state-of-the-art 4,000 passenger ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will make New York City its year-round home port from May 2013 to March 31, 2015, with an inaugural season sailing to Bermuda. Norwegian Breakaway—which will be the largest ship ever […] Read more…