Ready, Set, Cruise: How To Eat Like a Local

I confess this topic is one I don’t have a lot of experience in. I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but the last few times I visited Europe on a cruise, I stayed in internet cafés or bars in ports and didn’t really sample much of the local cuisine. So I’m definitely looking for some […]

Carnival Sunshine Resumes Service, Plenty To Do

Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy. The unprecedented transformation added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with a host of […]

Video: Carnival Sunshine Starting to Take Shape

It’s about a little over a month since Carnival Destiny entered a shipyard in Italy to undergo a $155-million renovation, transforming her to Carnival Sunshine. Fast forward to April, things are really starting to take shape. The drydock process includes over 3,000 employees working round-the-clock. This week’s video features a lot of the public areas […]

Five Ways to Score Last Minute Cruise Deals

It wasn’t that long ago when you could show up at the dock with your passport in hand and go on a sailing. These days, post- 9/11, and with increased homeland security, it’s nearly impossible. Even industry people who want to go on a ship for the day need to submit their paperwork at least […]

Silversea World Cruise 2014 Now Booking

Luxury Silversea Cruises announced their 2014 World Cruise today, a 113-night journey from Los Angeles to Barcelona aboard Silver Whisper. Embarking January 6, 2013, this sailing will hit 54 destinations, 29 countries and 12 overnight stays. Silver Whisper will follow a westward path across the Pacific to call on lush Polynesia and lands Down Under, […]

Celebrity Reflection Floated Out, Prepares for Sea Trials

She floats! Celebrity Cruises’ fifth and final Solstice-class ship Celebrity Reflection touched the water for the first time this morning at Meyer Werft shipward in Papenburg, Germany. She was floated in front of shore-side onlookers and folks logged on around the world to the shipyard’s webcam. The dry dock bay was flooded with water until […]

Holland America Rolls Out New Itineraries for 2013 European Season

Next summer Holland America will deploy seven ships to Europe that’ll feature seven unique ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam — will cruise throughout the region on 107 departures that […]

See-through shower a big hit for Celebrity Cruises

After revealing in April that the “Reflection Suite” on Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection will feature an all-glass shower extending out over the edge of the ship, the modern luxury brand has received so much interest that it has released renderings of the intriguing space. Nestled in the highly desirable corner location of the ship’s 14th […]

Choosing the Best Cruise Holiday

When it comes to seeing more of the world, nothing beats going on a cruise. Not only do you have the opportunity to visit several different destinations, you can do so while traveling in comfort and having all of your needs catered for. When it comes to choosing cruise holidays, you need to focus carefully […]

Holland America offers a broad range of European itineraries

This fall, Holland America Line is offering an extensive selection of cruises that explore ports of call that span from Turkey to the Canary Islands and across the Atlantic. Setting sail after the bustling summer months, these idyllic itineraries showcase the best of the region at a beautiful time of year. Ranging from a 7-night […]