5 Cool Things to do in Key West

Key West is known for their laid back lifestyle and come-as-you-are attitude, so while you’re there why not hit the local spots? You can pretty much walk to anything from where the cruise ship dock (the island is only 4-miles long by 2-miles wide). Sure there’s the Ernest Hemingway House, kayaking, and the Mel Fisher […]

Norwegian Cruise Line has ‘gone country’ with Rascal Flatts

First Blake Shelton, then Lynyrd Skynyrd, and now add Rascal Flatts to Norwegian Cruise Line’s musical line up for 2012. The cruise line has country music group Rascal Flatts performing on a sailing on Norwegian Spirit’s 7-night Western Caribbean sailing out of New Orleans on February 26, 2012. The actual concert will take place when […]

Carnival cruise to debut thrilling new waterslide in 2012

The 2,680-passenger Carnival Spirit will soon have an addition in what’s being coined “the steepest and fastest waterslide at sea.” The new water slide Green Thunder will have a trap-door with a breathtaking steep drop that’ll carry riders through a green translucent tube, over the side of the ship, and into a splash zone (pictured […]

Day 1 – Aboard MSC Poesia + first time sailing solo

I started my day in Port Everglades at the Ramada Airport/Cruise Port hotel, which provides parking with a stay there (nominal fee) . The MSC Poesia doesn’t pull out of port until 7pm so I opted for the 12:15 shuttle. Anytime I cruise out of a port other than Jacksonville, I do the stay and […]