Holland America’s Koningsdam Finishes Caribbean Season

Holland America Line’s newest ship, the ms Koningsdam, wrapped up her inaugural Caribbean season this past weekend. On Sunday, the 2,650-guest ship left her Caribbean home of Port Everglades for Rome, to spend the summer months in Europe. On the 14-night voyage, she’ll make a call in Portugal and two calls in Spain – arriving Rome […]

Cruise Stateroom Categories Explained

One of the biggest challenges to booking a cruise is making sure you wind up in the stateroom you want. Whether you’re taking your first cruise or your 100th, it’s easy to get confused… especially when looking at the seemingly random number/letter combinations indicating the various stateroom types. Because there’s no industry-wide standard, the designations […]

Florida Couple Celebrates 200 Carnival Cruises

Bernard and Janice Caffary of Lakeland, Florida started cruising in 2003, and haven’t stopped. The retired couple just returned from their 200th Carnival cruise. The duo recently celebrated the milestone on a short Bahamas sailing from Port Canaveral aboard Carnival Liberty. Their first sailing was aboard Carnival Sensation in 2003. What keeps this couple sailing? “It’s the […]

5 Inventions Cruisers Need

Want to make a lot of money? Like, the kind of money that will allow you to not only take a bunch of cruises, but buy the deluxe drink package… you know, featuring the premium, top-shelf stuff? Figure out a way to solve one of these problems that have bedeviled cruisers for ages, then sell […]