Holland America Designer Details Koningsdam Inspiration

In the final episode of the “Conversations with Adam D. Tihany” video series, the acclaimed designer reflects on the reasons people travel, and how design influences it.  Aboard ms Koningsdam, his goal was to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the ship’s guests.  The new cruise ship began service in early April in Europe. Another goal of Tihany’s […]

Fathom Adds More Cuba and DR Cruises

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Fathom has announced additional sailing dates, extending the Adonia‘s stay in the Caribbean at least through December 2017.  Demand continues to grow for Fathom; a cruise that combines one’s love of travel, with the desire to make a difference and do good. “We have been humbled by the tremendous response Fathom has received from travelers eager […]

We’re Carnival Vista Bound

As you’re reading this, I’m heading to meet Carnival Vista for the first time in Barcelona, Spain. Trip Details Day 1: Barcelona, Spain Day 2: Marseille, France Day 3: Livorno, Italy Day 4: Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) Day 5: Naples, Italy Day 6: Sea Day Day 7: Crete, Greece Day 8: Rhodes, Greece Day 9: Kusadasi, […]

The Truth (and Lies) about Norovirus and Cruises

Certain news stories are as easy for mainstream media sources to report as they are to get wrong… and when it comes to cruising, the one that tops both lists is norovirus outbreaks. Given how often the topic comes up – not to mention that misinformation spreads as quickly as any virus in the Internet […]

Big Change for Carnival Vista

It looks as if some European ports continue to prove problematic for cruise lines, including Carnival, where the itineraries for sailings of their newest ship, Carnival Vista have been changed for the foreseeable future. What’s Changing…and Why? Carnival’s vice president of public relations, Jennifer De La Cruz, tells us that on “all upcoming voyages on Carnival […]