By David Yeskel I’ll be honest. I knew that a 7-day Caribbean sailing on Costa Cruises’ Costa Deliziosa would be different from competing mass-market ships sailing out of South Florida. I just never imagined it would be that different. In fact, it’s more than a cruise experience; I’d actually describe it as a taste of […]
By David Yeskel If you were smitten – as I was – by the new, modern look and feel of Holland America Line’s (HAL) Koningsdam upon her debut in 2016, prepare for the love affair to continue with a just-delivered sister ship, Nieuw Statendam. And while the gorgeous, 2,666-passenger vessel matches her sibling’s lighter, contemporary […]
A cruise vacation means sailing on a beautiful ship, with comfortable accommodations, fine cuisine and more tantalizing activities than one can possibly do in a week. It also means visiting fascinating ports of call just about every day. So, the question becomes, what’s the best way to take advantage of exploring these iconic destinations?
By Norman Sklarewitz As the newest liner in NCL’s young fleet, the Norwegian Bliss went into service this month offering the traveling public, an eye-popping line-up of services and amenities. For the more action-inclined passengers, there is the industry’s longest sea-going Go Kart track, a Laser Tag course and a heart-stopping water slide that takes […]
Amy Hurley of Boston cruised in Alaska in 2017 with three generations of her family. Outside of Ketchikan, she had a jaw-dropping moment – the kind you dream about in anticipation of a cruise to a bucket list destination. “We saw four whales spiraling down to create a whirlpool to get food and jump up with their mouths open,” said […]
Going on a cruise vacation may be a heavenly way to travel. But going on a cruise with like-minded souls and immersing in the deep experience of a favorite interest while traveling to far off places on the high seas…. well, that is close to sublime.