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Cooking and Barge Cruising in France, A Perfect Pairing

Cooking and Barge Cruising in France, A Perfect Pairing

One of the most rewarding aspects of barge cruising in France is that you have a chance to experience all the exotic French cuisine along your route. You can go ashore and explore fine restaurants, stop by out-of-the way cafes, and perhaps even learn a few tricks of your own. But what if the fine […]

April 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruising Into The Future – Where Cruising is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Cruising Into The Future – Where Cruising is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Lind and I have just returned from attending Cruise Shipping Miami, a global cruise conference that brings together the world’s major cruise lines, destination representatives and ship building suppliers – quite a heady experience!  For three days we attended seminars, chatted with cruise line CEOs and learned about where the world of cruising is headed […]

March 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Can I Bring Alcohol On A Cruise? – 13 Cruise Lines That Say YES!

Can I Bring Alcohol On A Cruise? – 13 Cruise Lines That Say YES!

While excitedly packing up for a cruise vacation, most of us have asked ourselves, “Can I take wine or alcohol on a cruise?”  For years the answer has been no, but increasingly that is changing.  We’ve found 13 major cruise lines that now say, yes you can. Half the charm of booking a balcony cabin […]

February 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
The ABC’s Of Cruisng With a Toddler

The ABC’s Of Cruisng With a Toddler

  For Everyone Who Ever Wondered, “Can I Cruise With A Toddler?”, Here’s Your Answer Not only can you cruise with toddlers—you should cruise with them!  Cruise lines make it easier than ever to holiday with young children.  They supervise them, entertain them, and they do it all in the safe confines of a specialized […]

August 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Riverboat Gambling Makes A Comeback

Riverboat Gambling Makes A Comeback

Riverboat Gambling in the United States has a captured the imagination of travelers since the days when Samuel Clemens changed his name to Mark Twain. In the early 19th century, the Mississippi River was a major center of commerce and trade, as both farmers and merchants used the Mississippi River to transport their goods. Naturally, […]

August 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carnival Glory Review: A Family Fun Cruise from Boston to Canada

Carnival Glory Review: A Family Fun Cruise from Boston to Canada

Beginning this summer, Carnival Cruise Line began their newest itinerary – a cruise to Canada out of Boston, MA.  Here’s my just-back review of The Carnival Glory which departs from Boston for a five day New England coastal cruise to St. John and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Carnival Glory’s short summer and fall cruising season […]

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Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Last winter Clint and I were gazing out to sea at sunset from a funky beach bar on St. Kitts. Off in the distance was the most beautiful sailing ship gliding majestically through the bay with soft sunlight reflecting off its billowing sails. Right then and there I knew I had to get on that ship! A bit of detective work determined that the gorgeous 4 masted schooner was one of Star Clipper’s sailing ships and you guessed it… this winter we went sailing with Star Clipper on a journey through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Join me on this memorable journey:

March 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Calling all vacationers who love getting a great deal on their winter cruise. From now until October 23rd virtually every major cruise line is offering special promotions in what the Cruise Line International Association describes as The World’s Largest Cruise Sale in celebration of National Cruise Vacation Week.

October 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Newcomers Guide To River Cruising

A Newcomers Guide To River Cruising

A river cruise offers a very unique way of travelling. The Ships are much smaller than their ocean-bound counterparts, with an average sized river ship carrying around 150 passengers, giving you the opportunity to soak up scenery that cruise liners simply cannot access.

August 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
3 Top Luxury Cruise Lines Offer Amazing Summer Deals

3 Top Luxury Cruise Lines Offer Amazing Summer Deals

We’re all accustomed to the low, low  offers advertised by huge mass market cruise lines who want you to vacation with thousands of other passengers, but rarely do the premier luxury guys get into the act.  Well that has all changed this year with some wonderful promotions being offered for summer sailing in Europe. Here […]

April 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
Take A Luxury Mozart Cruise At A Super Low Price

Take A Luxury Mozart Cruise At A Super Low Price

We’ve found a fabulous offer for a European River Cruise that celebrates the life and works of Mozart while cruising along the storied Danube River.  The outstanding two-for-one promotional price offered by eWaterways.com makes this 5 day luxury cruise a can’t miss choice at $418.50 per person (twin share).  That’s less than $100 per day […]

May 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
The Best Italian Food In The Caribbean

The Best Italian Food In The Caribbean

The best Italian food in the Caribbean might be at sea! Can’t decide between a European vacation or a Caribbean cruise this year?   No problem – experience both!  Take a deeply discounted Caribbean cruise on an Italian cruise line to  enjoy the cuisine of the Mediterranean, the culture and ambiance of Italy, (not to […]

December 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Newly Divorced? – Don't Mope, Get Out And Party On A Divorcee Cruise

Newly Divorced? – Don't Mope, Get Out And Party On A Divorcee Cruise

The fun folks at Cruise.com have come up with a new specialty cruise category – Divorcee Vacations. These short cruises (3-5 days) are especially desgined to help newly single adults reconnect with others with similar interests and experiences.  Currently three cruises are scheduled to depart between now and the end of the year.  A 3 […]

July 31, 2009 | By | Reply More
Edgy Chic Night Clubs – The Latest Trend in Cruising

Edgy Chic Night Clubs – The Latest Trend in Cruising

Move over Vegas, Miami and Ibiza, Norwegian Cruise Lines’ new F3 ships are planning the worlds swankiest, edgiest nightclubs on land or sea. Due to debut in 2010, two F3 series ships now in construction will break the cruising mold. No more lethargic midnight buffets, their unconventional adults only nightclubs will rock the boat all […]

August 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
Plan Your Own Cruise Shore Excursions – Save Time and Money

Plan Your Own Cruise Shore Excursions – Save Time and Money

Planning and booking private shore excursions can not only save money, but more importantly save you from waiting in long lines, herded like lemmings in and out of €˜authentic’ reenactments and opportunities to buy the finest gift items (reproduced in China) that you’ve ever seen. (Yes, I’m jaded; I’ve been on one too many tours […]

April 8, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

10 Ways to Save Money On Board a Cruiseship

You’ll need these money saving tips while on board your next cruise because we all know the cruise reservation price is just the beginning! The cruise lines are hoping you’ll spend twice your initial expenditure on fine wines, pool side drinks, shore excursions, at the gift shop and in the casino. It’s all about finding […]

April 1, 2008 | By | 7 Replies More
How To Find the Lowest Cruise Prices

How To Find the Lowest Cruise Prices

Cruising has become one of most desired vacation activities in both the United States and throughout Europe. The proliferation of new cruise ships is unprecedented. Each year sees the introduction of half a dozen gleaming new vessels. The good news is that in recent years supply has kept pace with demand, and in some cases […]

January 14, 2008 | By | Reply More
Are You Missing Baseball Already?

Are You Missing Baseball Already?

Sometimes it seems like an interminable stretch between the World Series and the opening of spring training. For true baseball fanatics we’ve got a cruise of a lifetime to ease the withdrawal. Baseball Hall of Fame, Home Run Champion, (no not Bonds!) Hank Aaron will be a special guest on board the Crystal Serenity sailing […]

November 18, 2007 | By | Reply More