For those who get seasick when the ocean is calm, being on board a cruise ship during a hurricane sounds like an absolute nightmare. Though it’s been relatively quiet so far, hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean looks like it’s ramping up with major storms in the forecast for the coming weeks.
Bar Harbor, Maine, on lovely Mount Desert Island, a pretty-as-a-picture quintessential New England harbor town, is one of the most popular ports on New England/Canada itineraries – it’s certainly a big favorite with me. There is much to enjoy during a call here – from natural beauty to hist
A vibrant port for over 400 years, Boston is a marriage of the past and future, a place where you can trace America’s history through its cobblestone streets while across the river, students at MIT are developing the cutting edge of technology. Nicknamed the “Athens of America” for its cultura
Although it won’t be until 2020 until she actually floats out, Dream Cruises latest ship is the talk of the town thanks to a new contest to name the cruise line’s biggest ship ever. The contest is accepting names in both English and Chinese and anyone who thinks they have a great name is enc
Bliss it is! Majestic Alaska! A land of infinite beauty, magnificent wildlife, fascinating history … and weather so changeable that the smart traveler will pack everything from skimpy tank tops to a parka, gloves, and certainly an umbrella before embarking on a journey to the Last Frontier. No que
Seabourn, a top name in luxury cruising, has grand plans in store for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The cruise line is sending Seabourn Ovation to Asia for new cruises at the end of this year and into 2019. Ports of call include Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore as well as optional sh
Cunard Line operates three of the most iconic cruise ships at sea and a new promotion means passengers can save big on cruise vacation on board any of them! The Three for All promotion is applicable on select sailings on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria cruise ships.
While most planning a cruise vacation are checking out itineraries involving the ocean, river cruising is growing in popularity as evident by new expanded cruisings from the American Queen Steamboat Company. In order to meet demand from cruisers, the cruise line has added three new fall cruises on t
Make the most of your San Juan port of call and engage in enchanting experiences, each less than an hour from your cruise ship terminal. Every year, Puerto Rico receives millions of cruise ship passengers from all over the world. Even though San Juan is a major international port of call, considered
Any cultural anthropologist worth their salt knows that to truly immerse yourself in another society, you have to break bread. For Miami’s Cuban community, a meal is a powerful thing capable of bringing people together in more ways than one. Any discussion of Cuban culture and society begins a
Guests at the naming ceremony for Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship AIDAnova on September 3 were in store for quite the party as the event featured a performance by famed French DJ David Guetta. Upon her launch, AIDAnova became biggest ship in the Carnival fleet and will feature innovative guest
It’s too easy to have your luggage lost while on the way to your beautiful cruise port! The more flight connections, taxi rides, and buses you take, the more your chances of going those first few days aboard without your master-collection of tropical t-shirts. So we figured there had to be a s
Halifax, a top destination on New England/Canada cruises, offers a mix of historic and modern attractions and strong maritime traditions – it was here that Samuel Cunard established the legendary Cunard Line in 1840 and here that many victims of the Titanic were brought and laid to rest in 1912.
My phone rings and on the other end of the line is Bill Panoff, editor-in-chief of this magazine and former magician with Carnival Cruise Line way back in the day. Panoff (or “Pandini,” as I call him) and I have been friends for over 40 years. I came to Carnival in 1996 as an entertainer [&helli
While some cruise lines are taking steps to curb the use of single-use plastic straws and upgrading their fleet to state of the art liquid natural gas power, others like The Fjords are looking for ways to stop harmful carbon emissions entirely. Their new all-electric ship, Future of the Fjords, won
The places on Earth where humans haven’t explored grows smaller and smaller with each passing year. However, there’s one place which still remains widely unexplored that’s more accessible than ever before; Antarctica. Heritage Expeditions is one of the world’s leading adventure cruise compan
Celebrity Cruises is kicking off Labor Day weekend with a sale you aren’t going to want to miss. Through Wednesday, book your next quality luxury vacation—more than 600 sailings available around the world—and save up to $450 per stateroom. The deal is valid for cruises departing between Septem
Port, when used in the context of a cruise ship, usually refers to the left side of the vessel. However, when in the dining room of that very same cruise ship, port becomes something very different. In the Douro region of Northern Portugal, you’ll find thick bunches of touriga and tinta grapes cas
This summer I had the unbelievable opportunity to visit the city of Hong Kong, China. What made the experience even more memorable was being able to take my ten-year-old daughter. She is an adventure-seeker, like me, so it was an easy sell despite the 19 hours we would spend on the plane. Within t
When Royal Caribbean International put $120 million in upgrades into Mariner of the Seas, one of the highly anticipated new features was a laid-back Polynesian style bar and lounge called The Bamboo Room. The cruise line recently released the recipe for the hottest drink on the menu, The Royal Zombi