Trip Report: Eurodam Embarkation Day

This week, I’m setting sail on Holland America’s Eurodam, and it’s one of those great times when I get to combine business and pleasure. On the one hand, I’m on a cruise ship, and that’s always a pleasure. On the other, with cruise ships now returning to the islands that were hit by hurricanes a […]

MSC Cruises Donates a School to Hurricane-Stricken Island

MSC Cruises, along with members of the government of the British Virgin Islands, have dedicated a new, 4,000 square foot building that will serve as a school in Virgin Gorda. With all 15 schools destroyed in the British Virgin Islands, this new pre-fabricated building will allow kids to focus on the future and continue their […]

In Defense Of Cruising

“Seriously? You’re going on another cruise?” Someone in your life has probably said it, their voices filled with incredulity, as if your favorite pastime is as impossible to understand as quantum physics. And yet again, you find yourself having to mount an argument in defense of cruising… even if doing so is sort of a waste of […]

Photos: Carnival Elation Cruise Ship After Dry Dock

Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation just underwent a multimillion refurbishment at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. During the refurb, she ship got a new water park, food venues, and new staterooms. The cruise ship may be approaching 20-years old, but there’s no slowing down Carnival Elation yet. Carnival Elation Photos 1. Carnival Elation docked in Nassau. […]