Seabourn Bans Balcony Smoking

In an email to travel agents last week, Seabourn announced the news that smoking will no longer be permitted inside any ship at any time, including on guests’ private balconies. The new policy will take effect on all four of the cruise line’s ships, on the following dates: Seabourn Quest: 11/28/2016, Buenos Aries – Valparaiso Seabourn […]

9 Phrases You Only Hear on Cruise Ships

You hear them every voyage, without fail. Cliché phrases that people say on their cruise. Here are nine of them I heard on my last sailing. 1. “I’m King of the World!” Taken from the 1997 film Titanic, it’s always a popular saying followed by a photo opportunity of someone with their arms spread out like an […]

5 First impressions of MSC Divina

It’s no secret that MSC is not your typical cruise line. They are a privately owned Italian cruise line that prides themselves on their European flare, unique design and architecture, and visually stunning entertainment. The first time I sailed on MSC Divina was back in November 2013 on a short two-night inaugural cruise. Though there are […]

Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 8: Disembarkation Time

Woke up this morning to the sun piercing through the blinds, that was to make sure I wouldn’t over sleep. Since I signed up for self-assist debarkation, I was able to be one of the first ones off the ship. I have to say, the folks in Vancouver have disembarkation down to a science. From the […]