Carnival’s Mardi Gras – New Ship Highlights

  • Six zones each with a different vibe and attractions
  • BOLT – the first roller coaster at sea
  • Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s first restaurant at sea, BAM!
  • New Excel Suites & Presidential Suites
  • Exclusive Loft 19 – a secluded retreat
  • Family Feud Live!

CL_MD_SportSq_04_rev2_rendMardi Gras, Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship is slated to set sail in 2020. She’ll be brimming with exciting new features. In addition, popular signatures such as Serenity, the adult-only retreat; Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and the Alchemy Bar, among others will be onboard. Continue reading

Holland America Cruises in Northern Europe

Bryggen Street In Bergen NorwayFrom the majestic beauty of Norway’s fjords to the fairy-tale charm of Copenhagen and the iconic golden onion-domes of St. Petersburg, a Holland America Northern Europe cruise offers a bevy of fascinating sites and experiences. Continue reading

French River Cruises – C’est la Bonne Vie!

Chambord Chateau Pays-de-la-loire, FranceSail along the storied rivers of France – the perfect choice for a magical voyage. You’re guaranteed to gain an appreciation of why this culturally rich and historic region is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Discover its many wonders from the comfort of a luxurious river cruise ship. Continue reading

Cruises – Ideal Vacations With Kids

Once upon a time it may have been a challenge to find kid-friendly cruises. But things sure have changed! Today, a multitude of ships are purposely designed with families in mind. They’re chock-full of age-specific activities, entertainment, dining choices, shore excursions and more. Even more exciting is that they continue ramping up the fun to provide kids with an experience they will cherish forever. Continue reading

Delightful Dublin — By Day & Night

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Charming Dublin may be enjoyed on a Europe Coastal/British Isles cruise or land vacation.  When visiting the Emerald Isle and in Dublin days provide a tremendous number of things to engage in.  When the sun goes down  diverse nightlife beckons, from  traditional Irish music and a pint in a local pub to attending the theater. Continue reading

Say Aloha to Paradise on a Hawaii Cruise

Hawaii flowersDreaming of a tropical paradise vacation? Do visions of sun-kissed beaches with sapphire-hued waters, lush rainforests, swaying palms and majestic waterfalls dance in your head? Hawaii cruises are the perfect way to turn dreams into a reality. Cost-effective, they provide the ideal way to visit this gorgeous island chain, as you comfortably and easily island hop from one magical place to another. Love at first sight does exist and it will strike you upon arrival. An idyllic laid back ambiance, friendly people and spectacular scenery will captivate you while warm tranquil waters and tropical breezes will relax and refresh you. Continue reading

Coming Soon – Celebrity Apex

Apex_Aerial Bow DayCelebrity Apex is slated to set sail in spring of 2020, becoming the second of Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning Edge Class series. The 129,500-ton, 2,910-guest ship will have many of the same appealing features that debuted on her game-changing sister, Celebrity Edge, along with exciting new ones. Continue reading

Cruising Solo? You’re Not Alone!

Join the growing trend of “solo cruising” as more people are venturing out on their own when they go on vacation. With this expanding popularity, select lines now feature dedicated  “solo accommodations” and some have reduced or done away with charging a “single supplement,” so you are only charged for yourself. More and more solo travelers are choosing an exciting cruise for their solo sojourn. The great news is that a variety of selections are available, both on the high seas and on river sailings. Continue reading