Holland America Makes Splash with 2013-14 Caribbean Winter Schedules

Holland America announced the line’s 2013-2014 Caribbean season this week. Itineraries up to 25 days and diverse ports of call highlight the 109 total offerings. From Fort Lauderdale: Veendam will offer one seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise calling at Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Half Moon Cay […]

A Rewind on Cruise Ship Godmothers

By: Sarah Phillips  Last week, Her Royal Highness, Princess Kate christened Royal Princess in a ceremony in historic Southampton, England. I’ve been sailing for years, but haven’t ever given too much thought to the practice of a ship’s godmother. The tradition of naming a Godmother pretty much dates back to the beginning of shipbuilding. Ships […]