My Time/ Your Time Dining….. huh?

Cruise lines have always been fairly regimented regarding dining times. Eat around six or eight thirty. So what if you want to stay at the resort a little longer, drink another pina colada on the beach or watch the sunset into the ocean….. will you miss dinner totally? This post comes from a phone call […]


Journalist Anne Campbell spent the weekend on the worlds ‘LARGEST’ cruise ship, “The Oasis of the Seas.” Anne sits down with us and chats about her weekend voyage aboard the Oasis.  Find out the pro’s and con’s of this mammoth ship! Subscribe to our weekly radio show here. Powered by

Are cruisers drinking more…. ?

The ongoing recession notwithstanding, passengers are still drinking – not necessarily more, as one might expect during hard times, but they are not depriving themselves either. Whether they’re leaning more toward beer than pricier options or splurging on their favorite grape, passengers are continuing to imbibe. Cruise line beverage managers are innovating in response, with […]

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Oasis of the Seas’ dining options

  Royal Caribbean Evolves Culinary Experiences With Al-Fresco Seating, Gourmet Venues And My Time Dining Oasis of the Seas will set the stage for Royal Caribbean International’s culinary innovations. The world’s most revolutionary cruise ship will offer guests more variety and flexibility than ever before, thanks to 24 distinct dining experiences, ranging from an exclusive […]

Royal Caribbean — Live cruise commercials ?

Royal Caribbean has a new marketing campaign, calling themselves the “Nation of Why Not.”   Well starting today Royal Caribbean is putting a twist on things and not helping the crazy cruisers like me! Starting today Royal Caribbean will film and debut a series of television spots starring real guests enjoying a variety of “Why Not” experiences […]

What is Coco Cay, Bahamas?

A lot of people ask the question “What is on Coco Cay?” , so I figured I would do a post on it to let you know exactly what the island is and what to do there. Coco Cay is part of the Berry islands, a cluster of islands in the outer banks of the Bahamas that […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Disembarkation Day

We heard the ship docking about 6 am and it awoke us so we knew our journey was almost over. If you want to carry your bags off, RCCL offers express departure between 730-830 am, so we decided to take advantage of that.  Breakfast was available in both dining rooms, we skipped it though to […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 2

After a fun afternoon and evening of meeting people yesterday, day two is here. Destination Nassau, Bahamas.  We woke about 8 am, had breakfast at the Windjammer cafe. Went for a little walk to let the food settle and then headed to the gym about 9 am.  The gym is in the very back of […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 1

We got to the cruise port at 11:30, checked in, which was a breeze, and went to deck 11 to grab lunch.  There was plenty of food and a huge assortment.  A salad bar, carving station, dessert station, and hot bar.  We were one of the first people on the ship.  At 1 pm the […]