Carnival Receives Award 2nd Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Carnival Cruise Line has been named Most Trusted Cruise Line in America by Reader’s Digest. The award is based on a poll of over 5,000 Americans who were asked to rate products they trust across 40 different categories.  Carnival received the most votes of any cruise line, and […]

Sitka Expecting More Cruise Ships Next Year

Sitka, Alaska is expecting a big cruising season next year.  Like, really big. Why the Growth? With Holland America putting larger ships on the southeast Alaska run, and other lines adding Sitka stops, the town is expecting a 20 percent increase in visitors. Chris McGraw, manager of the Old Sitka dock, said he heard that Amsterdam would […]

Carnival Featured on The Ellen Show

With The Cat in the Hat running for president, he obviously needs an expert campaign manager.  Enter Macy Hensley, The Ellen Degeneres Show’s self-proclaimed “presidential expert.” Carnival and Dr. Seuss Enterprises teamed up to surprise the sweet six-year-old with a visit from the beloved Dr. Seuss character at her home in Kansas.  The duo then […]

Holland America Teams Up with Popular Cooking Show

Holland America Line has launched a partnership with popular long-running PBS television show, America’s Test Kitchen, as announced at a special event in New York City today. What’s In Store The cruise line’s Culinary Arts Center will be transformed to replicate the set for their TV show, where its recorded for broadcast by over 350 […]

How to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise

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Knowing what to pack and how much to pack can be tricky when going on an Alaskan cruise, especially if you are used to living in the hot, humid Florida heat like me. In the summertime, temperatures hang in the 50-60’s fahrenheit, and it’s usually overcast. Here is a list of items to make sure […]