Carnival Vista Live Blog – Day 6 – Sea Day

Today was a day we finally got to sleep in because it was a fun day at sea. There are two new areas on Carnival Vista that aren’t anywhere else in the fleet: Havana Suites and Family Harbor Staterooms. Cabin Tours Havana Suite guests have their own private patio if they book a balcony stateroom […]

Carnival Vista Crew Member Saves the Day!

Talk to the employees of any cruise line, and they’ll tell you that their fondest wish is to help you have an awesome vacation. But every now and then, one rises so far above the call of duty as to achieve hero status in our eyes. And today, we want to take a moment to […]

Episode: Broadcasting from ms Koningsdam 2016

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Broadcasting from ms Koningsdam” artist=”Cruise Radio” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ]We are broadcasting from Holland America Line’s brand new ship, ms Koningsdam. Hear about the new public spaces, what the ship has to offer, the venues, and all the other new hardware onboard, all while managing to stick to their traditional ways. On […]

7 First Impressions of Carnival Vista

If you look up the word “vista” in the dictionary you’ll find that the definition is, in essence, a pleasing view. And by the end of my first day aboard Carnival’s newest ship, it was quite easy to see why they had dubbed her the Vista, given the numerous spaces on board where one could […]

Holland America Names Upcoming Ship

Holland America Line has announced the name of ms Koningsdam‘s sister ship – ms Nieuw Statendam. Set to be delivered in fall 2018, Nieuw Statendam will be the sixth ship in the cruise line’s history to be called Statendam.  It will be built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, beginning this summer. Nieuw Statendam will include several of the innovative […]

How to Get From New York Airport to Manhattan Cruise Terminal

If you’re flying into New York City (JFK, La Guardia, or Newark Airport) and trying to get to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, you may think that purchasing the cruise line transfer or hopping a cab is your best bet. And yes, both of them will get you there but it could be a little pricey. A […]