My 12 First Impressions of Viking’s New Expedition Ship, Viking Octantis

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Adding to its lineup of ocean and river vessels, Viking recently introduced the first of its expedition ships. Viking Octantis started sailing from Antarctica in 2022. I hopped on the ship in Barbados and sailed to New York City. Here are my first impressions of the newest addition to their fleet: 1. Octantis is a […]

My Dining Experience on Wonder of the Seas

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The world’s largest cruise ship can’t rest on its laurels because of its size alone. With over 20 restaurants, Wonder of the Seas serves a variety of culinary crowd pleasers in its specialty and complimentary dining venues. Specialty Dining With just a week aboard Wonder of the Seas, I knew that I wouldn’t be able […]

Money-Saving Hacks for Your Next Cruise Vacation to Australia

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For many people, a cruise is the ultimate dream holiday, but it is also one that they assume is going to be out of their budget. When you combine this with a trip to a lifetime location such as Australia it is easy for travelers to assume that they are going to be outpriced before […]

Overview of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Wonder of the Seas

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Just the Facts Registry: Bahamas Measurements: 1,188 feet long by 210 feet wide Size: 236,857 Gross tons Staterooms: 2,867 Capacity: 5,734 (double occupancy) 6,988 (full occupancy) Crew: 2,300 Overview It’s been several years since my last sailing on a ship in the Oasis Class, so waiting for the world’s largest cruise ship to start sailing […]

Last Look: Remembering Carnival Sensation [PHOTOS]

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Carnival Cruise Line announced in early 2022 that it will bid farewell to Carnival Sensation, the third in the line’s highly successful Fantasy-class which has been retired after nearly 30 years of service to the company. Carnival Sensation Specifications Year built: 1993 Length: 855 feet Beam: 103 feet Gross Tonnage: 70,067 Double occupancy: 2,052 Maximum […]

Overview: My Experience on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady Cruise Ship

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Just the Facts Built: 2020 Size: 108,192 gross tons Measurements: 277.20 meters by 38 meters Staterooms: 1,408 Capacity: 2,770 Crew: 1,146 Scarlet Lady made her sailing debut in October 2021, having been delayed due to the COVID pandemic. She currently sails a few itineraries from Miami, including to the Dominican Republic and Mexico, all with […]

My Dining Experience on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady

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I recently took a voyage with my husband on Virgin’s first cruise ship Scarlet Lady. The hype about the dining on the ship intrigued me. I checked out the menus at the different restaurants and made reservations prior to boarding. Mostly intrigued by the menu at Pink Agave, the Mexican restaurant, I booked a spot there […]

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady: Pre-Cruise Planning

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I was a winner of the Shipload of Love Contest that Virgin Voyages sponsored, which consisted of making a video of somebody who was my COVID hero. That person was my husband. As soon as we received notification of the win way back in May 2021, we started perusing the cruises that were offered to […]

Overview: Cruise Line Stock Benefits for Shareholders

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Listen to the original article: Most cruise line stocks come with benefits for the shareholder that many people are unaware of. In this article, we are going to focus on Carnival Corporation (CCL), Royal Caribbean Group (RCCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH). READ MORE: 5 Reasons This Might Be The Perfect Time To Buy […]

Review: Dining at Cagney’s Steakhouse on Norwegian Cruise Line

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Cagney’s Steakhouse is not only Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards Winner, but it also received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2018-2021. That should be a hint that this popular steakhouse must not be missed. The Cagney’s Dining Experience Due to its popularity, guests might consider making reservations for Cagney’s online before boarding. If […]