Oceania Cruises’ Riviera Makes North American Debut in November

Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship in the upper-premium cruise segment, arrives at her homeport of Miami on November 29 for her inaugural winter season. Riviera will sail five Caribbean voyages over 12 departure dates featuring ports of calls from the exotic Eastern to the deep Southern Caribbean. Guests can enjoy the sun-drenched beaches, natural wonders […]

5 Tips for a Canada/New England Cruise

Bar Harbor Maine Cruise

When you think of Canada/New England in the summertime you may think of scorching hot temps (like everywhere else in the country) and have the mindset of a Caribbean cruise itinerary, but it’s a lot different. Here are five things I learned on my latest cruise to Canada and New England on Carnival Glory. 1. […]

Carnival Glory: Black Falcon Cruise Terminal + Embarkation

Today started out great. The Hyatt Regency Boston is a great pre-stay cruise hotel, located right next to the T and about a 20 minute walk from everything in either direction. The views aren’t too bad either. *Tip* Request a room on the 20th floor on check-in. The cab ride to the pier took six-minutes […]

Windstar Announces Fourth of July Sale, Lowest Fares of the Year

Fares start as low as $976 per person on 2012 voyages booked by July 6th, 2012. Seattle, July 2, 2012 – Windstar Cruises, which operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, announces its biggest one-week sale of the year on 2012 luxury […]

Norwegian offers “Cruise a Day Giveaway” as part of HSN 35-year celebration

Norwegian Cruise Line is helping leading multichannel retailer HSN celebrate 35 years of innovation by launching a “Cruise a Day Giveaway,” on June 30, 2012.  Throughout the month of July, HSN customers will have the opportunity to win a free cruise every day. Winners will receive a cruise for two, plus airfare, to one of […]

Carnival Breeze: Venice, Italy + Red Frog Pub

Last year I was in Venice but my day was a blur because my cruise originated there and I was up for 36 hours by the time we got there. So this year, I was bound to make it happen. We arrived in Venice and the ride in was so picturesque. There was a little […]

Get Over It: A First-Timer’s Guide To International Flights

What to expect on that flight from the United States to someplace across the pond for your first European cruise vacation. That’s really the focus of this post; to address the concerns of those who have not flown internationally, choosing the safe and convenient Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or other close-by areas of the world instead.   […]

Island Resort Day Pass Becoming Popular With Cruise Passengers

Going ashore off just about any cruise ship in the Caribbean can be done a number of ways.  Some choose to just walk off the ship and explore on their own, with or without plans for what to see and do.  Others go on a shore excursion, reserved and paid for in advance, to see […]

Survey shows general awareness down for Canada/New England cruise market

At the 2012 Canada/New England Cruise Symposium in Quebec City,  Christine Duffy, President and ceo of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), gave results of a travel agent survey conducted earlier this year about the Canada/New England cruise market by 378 agents. The study showed 42% of travel agents believe first timers are key to the […]