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 […]

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 […]

Carnival Breeze: Disembarkation in Barcelona, Spain

Well it finally comes to an end. Carnival Breeze’s 12- night sailing through the Med is officially over and done. We had baggage tags put in our room last night and the bags had to be out by 10:30 if we wanted to check them and pick them up pierside. I carried mine off the […]

10 Tips for First-Time Cruisers in Europe

So you have your cruise picked out, your airfare purchased and you’re ready to cruise Europe, right? Europe offers a lot of picturesque ports and can be an great country to sail from, but not knowing the little things before you leave could wind up ruining your vacation or tarnishing your European cruise experience. I […]

Luxury Cruise Line (And Passengers) Give Back

Call it Volunteer Travel, Volunteer Vacations, Vacanteerism or Voluntourism, it means travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause.  Its a topic that has been about as popular as “minimizing our carbon footprint” or  “making a positive environmental impact.”  Some travelers get into it, some don’t.    For one cruise line though, its a whole lot […]