Carnival Introduces Self Service Kiosks!

I found this article in the USA TODAY- (4:30 p.m. EDT) — Waiting in line to board your ship may soon be a thing of the past. In an attempt to further streamline the check-in process — ever more onerous as ships grow in size — Carnival Cruise Lines is testing out new self-service cruise […]

Carnival Cruise Lines – Warm Melting Cake

Here is how to make my FAV dessert on Carnival Cruise lines! 8 ounces semisweet chocolate 1 cup (2 sticks) butter  7 eggs 6 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup flour Vanilla ice cream, for serving Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter; cool 10 minutes. In separate bowl, mix 4 eggs with sugar. Whisk. […]

What is Coco Cay, Bahamas?

A lot of people ask the question “What is on Coco Cay?” , so I figured I would do a post on it to let you know exactly what the island is and what to do there. Coco Cay is part of the Berry islands, a cluster of islands in the outer banks of the Bahamas that […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Disembarkation Day

We heard the ship docking about 6 am and it awoke us so we knew our journey was almost over. If you want to carry your bags off, RCCL offers express departure between 730-830 am, so we decided to take advantage of that.  Breakfast was available in both dining rooms, we skipped it though to […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 3

Monarch of the Seas anchored off of Coco Cay, Bahamas Destination Coco Cay, Bahamas. 55 miles NNW of Nassau. Our cabin sat in the front of the ship, so about 7 am we were awoke by the chains of the anchor falling into the sea, the first sign that we arrived in Coco Cay.  The shipped […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 2

After a fun afternoon and evening of meeting people yesterday, day two is here. Destination Nassau, Bahamas.  We woke about 8 am, had breakfast at the Windjammer cafe. Went for a little walk to let the food settle and then headed to the gym about 9 am.  The gym is in the very back of […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 1

We got to the cruise port at 11:30, checked in, which was a breeze, and went to deck 11 to grab lunch.  There was plenty of food and a huge assortment.  A salad bar, carving station, dessert station, and hot bar.  We were one of the first people on the ship.  At 1 pm the […]

New Cruise Terminal – Fort Lauderdale

When the brand new Royal Caribbean ship “Oasis of the Seas,” makes its debut in Fort Lauderdale, it will sit at a new terminal, “terminal 18.” The new liner will sit just over 1,800 feet and hold 5,400 passengers and with the new passenger terminal, embarkation will be a breeze. Terminal 18 will have over 1000 new parking spots, 90 check […]

How much money should i take on a cruise?

So your cruise is booked, paid for, and your ready to go. You are ready to get on the Lido deck and sip on a frozen concoction – but not so fast. First you need to figure out how much money to budget for your cruise. Let’s start at the pier Expect to pay $15 […]