Holland America, Another Chef in the Kitchen

Holland America Line announced this week that they are adding another chef to their acclaimed Culinary Council, Chef Elizabeth Falkner. Falkner’s focus will be to enhance appetizers and main courses for the line’s menus, in addition to offering her guidance to the line’s culinary program. A San Francisco, Calif., native, Falkner began her career working […]

Queen Mary 2 Celebrates 200th Crossing This Year

Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will mark a major milestone on her 6 July 2013 voyage from New York to Southampton, achieving her 200th Transatlantic Crossing in her ninth season since entering service in 2004.  The milestone will be commemorated with various activities and special speakers and performers on board to add to the […]

Newer MSC Ship Offers Year-Round Caribbean Cruises from Miami

It’s been about a year since the 3,502-guest MSC Divina was first christened, and a little less than that since MSC announced that she’ll do a Miami stint this year. This week the line said that MSC Divina will offer year-round Caribbean service from Miami, starting November. Currently, only Carnival Breeze offers year-round Caribbean cruises […]

Oasis of the Seas Sails Europe in 2014, Briefly

Royal Caribbean is sending one of their biggest ships, the 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas, to Europe in 2014 — but only for an abbreviated season. This follows an announcement earlier this month where eight Royal ships will be based in Europe next year. Oasis of the Seas will depart on a 12-night Eastbound cruise […]

6 Cruise Embarkation Tips

We’ve all been there. Waiting to get on the ship, like a line at Walt Disney World; it just doesn’t seem to be moving. There are ways around being one of those walking zombies, moving a few inches every few minutes. Here are Six Embarkation Tips: 1. It Starts At Home – Way before you get […]