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Norwegian Cruise Line Debuts Dining Enhancements


Cruise ship dining has changed considerably in the last 10 years.  Passengers have so many wonderful options when it comes to the dining venues and gastronomy available onboard: French, Italian, Asian, Brazilian, steakhouses, sushi bars and seafood restaurants are all represented.  Conversely, with the addition of all these great choices which by the way, require… Continue reading ‘Norwegian Cruise Line Debuts Dining Enhancements’

A Look At Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas


For many, many years people from the Northeast have enjoyed cruising on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas from Cape Liberty, New Jersey.  Ready for a change, those same travelers rejoiced when it was announced that the brand new Quantum of the Seas would replace the Explorer in November of 2014…only to bemoan her redeployment… Continue reading ‘A Look At Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas’

Cruising to Greece: Mykonos

Mykonos island in Greece, Area of the small Venice

Thus far we’ve stopped in Athens, Rhodes and Santorini on our cruise to the Greek Islands. This week we finish up our voyage with a closer look at the picturesque fishing-village island of Mykonos. The island is located almost in the center of the Cyclades complex in the Aegean Sea and a prettier island would… Continue reading ‘Cruising to Greece: Mykonos’

Cruising to Greece: A Day in Santorini

Santorini famous churches

The last few weeks I’ve written about cruising to Greece covering the archeologically rich city Athens and the medieval port of Rhodes.  If your Mediterranean cruise includes Santorini, it’s an entirely different experience. Who doesn’t recognize the pastel colored buildings clinging to steep cliffs, along with whitewashed churches with bright blue domed roofs as the… Continue reading ‘Cruising to Greece: A Day in Santorini’

Cruising to Greece: Rhodes


In our first installment of Cruising to Greece we took a look at the top sites of Athens.  Today, we journey to Rhodes, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, and the largest of the Dodecanese Island complex. It is one of the most beautiful Greek islands, with a landscape of fertile plains, low hills,… Continue reading ‘Cruising to Greece: Rhodes’

Cruising to Greece; First Stop Athens


The Greek islands are full of important cultural sites, breathtaking landscapes, idyllic beaches, and quaint villages of whitewashed buildings and cobblestone paths.  Its clear to see why its one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world!  Since Greece is made up of clusters of inhabited islands, there’s no better way to explore the… Continue reading ‘Cruising to Greece; First Stop Athens’

Partying in Rio with Azamara Cruises


The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous 5-day celebration, the biggest carnival in the world, with two million people per day on the streets! The official start date is on the Friday before Ash Wednesday, and it finishes on Fat Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent. If you have ever considered cruising… Continue reading ‘Partying in Rio with Azamara Cruises’

Alaska Shore Excursions Worth Splurging On


Nothing is as amazing as an Alaska cruise vacation.  Add a spectacular shore excursion or two and you can make it the trip of a lifetime!  I’m talking about an expedition that cannot be replicated on other itineraries and is synonymous with the “real Alaska” experience. Here are a few suggestions well worth splurging on:… Continue reading ‘Alaska Shore Excursions Worth Splurging On’

Oceania Cruises Gives Us A Taste Of The World


Without a doubt, for me, one of the most satisfying aspects of traveling is eating! I’m a huge fan of tasting the food from every country I visit.  After all, if you don’t try the local specialties you lose a chance to truly explore the country and it’s culture! Well, it seems like Oceania Cruises feels… Continue reading ‘Oceania Cruises Gives Us A Taste Of The World’

Royal Caribbean Ships Certified as “Autism Friendly”


Autism on the Seas is an organization that arranges and staffs cruise and land resort vacations for families with special needs children including autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental impairments. Autism on the Seas recently awarded Royal Caribbean “autism-friendly” certification, which makes it the first cruise line to receive this distinction.… Continue reading ‘Royal Caribbean Ships Certified as “Autism Friendly”’

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