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 […]

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 […]

Silversea Cruises Silver Cloud to Undergo Refurb

Luxury cruise ship company Silversea Cruises announced a refurbishment for their 296-guest vessel Silver Cloud. The goal during this stem to stern refurbishment is to renovate the ship’s interior and exterior. Look for: New public spaces New look for suites Upgraded outdoor spaces Reconditioning teaks decks Maintenance on mechanical and propulsion units Dining enhancements to […]

Protests in Egypt Divert Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean issued a statement to their travel agents that they are closely monitoring the protests in Egypt and as a precaution have canceled an upcoming sailing into Alexandra, Egypt. “In an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International has decided to cancel Mariner of the Seas’ next port call to Egypt.  Mariner of the Seas, […]

Windstar Cruises Launches “Last 12 Deals of 2012”

Windstar Cruises has just launched its “Last 12 Deals of 2012” on Europe itineraries. Launched today, guests who book any of the featured voyages by Saturday, September 1st can sail on board one of Windstar’s unique sailing yachts for as low as $1,799 per person. Guests can experience signature voyages such as: Greek Isles & […]

Survey Says — No Sign of Cruise Industry Downturn

A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive shows that the American population still plans to cruise in spite of the events that led to the sinking of Costa Concordia this past January. “Among those travelers that have cruised in the past or plan to in the future, two-thirds (65%) shared that they are no more […]

Costa Cruises Highlights Asian Deployment at Korean Expo

Costa Cruises — the first Western cruise line to enter the Asian market in 2006 — took center stage during the “National Day of Italy” today at the Yeosu International Expo in Korea. The 2,394-guest Costa Victoria berthed for the occasion at a wharf set up by the expo organizers inside the exhibition area and […]

Cruisers can Explore the Renaissance Architecture of Florence

One of the most charming cities in Italy, Florence (or Firenze) is the proud home of 25 percent of the most important works of art in the world and 50 percent of the Italian ones. Indeed, few places in the world can be proud to have generated so many geniuses: Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Dante and […]

Costa Cruises Posts Best Sales Day of 2012

Costa Cruises North America reported that Monday, July 16, was the best single day of bookings of the entire year. June bookings were also great, with a 32 percent increase over last year. “Our recovery is well under way, and we are ahead of where we expected to be at this point in 2012,” said […]

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 […]