Is your luxury cruise really all-inclusive?

Written by Collette Peck on August 27, 2014

To all cruising aficionados:

I am happy to report that I’m finding more and more cruise lines listening to their travelers who are sick and tired of being “nickel and dimed” once they get onboard a ship. Cruise lines are starting to offer a more truly “all inclusive” experience.

Many of the premium brand cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America are offering daily beverage packages and when you book in certain categories or have a particular status with the

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Norwegian Cruise Line: Artistic ship hulls

Written by Collette Peck on December 5, 2012

Miami-based artist, David “LEBO” Le Batard has been commissioned to apply his vivid imagination to the signature hull of the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship. His vibrant style is the perfect choice to bring the Norwegian Getaway to life as she sets sail year round from Miami on 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises in 2014.

What do you think of his artwork?


Your trip of a lifetime

Written by Doreen Lopez on July 31, 2012

Travel is my passion, and so each time I plan another personal vacation, my husband teases me about how excited we are to embark on yet another “trip of a lifetime”.  Fortunately there have been several.

How many “trips of a lifetime” have you been on?  A trip of a lifetime is not a specific destination or itinerary, but an experience – a feeling and memory that will last forever and become a part of a person’s history.  A trip of a

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Australia- Cruise on Sydney Harbor

Written by Donna Evans on January 1, 2011

Sydney Harbor Cruise

Does it get any better than this? While visiting Sydney, you can cruise like a local on a 52′ Pacific Motor Cruiser (from 2 to 10 people.) View Sydney from the water with stunning views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Opera House, botanical gardens and the city. Your customized four-hour tour will offer kayaking, swimming, fishing or just some relaxing time lounging on board while you enjoy the sun. You will also be treated to a gourmet Australian

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Norwegian Cruise Line Featured on Undercover Boss

Written by Merri Lou Martin on December 29, 2010

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes on a cruise ship?  Wondered if the cabin steward ever gets a break?  What does the food service team do between meals?  How do all those deck chairs magically disappear at night and reappear in the morning?  Tag along as Kevin Sheehan CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line goes ‘Undercover’ aboard Norwegian Epic and Pride of America to find out what it’s really like to work aboard the Freestyle Cruising ships.


Cruising the Mexican Riviera

Written by Merri Lou Martin on December 14, 2010

The Sapphire Princess

Our trip to the Mexican Riviera was a welcome escape from the unusually cold November we experienced in Salt Lake City.  Once we were aboard the on Saturday afternoon, rest and relaxation mode set in.  No emails. No phones. No stress. No worries!  The biggest decisions to make were which restaurant to eat at, which hot tub to soak in, which swimming pool to play in or do you want a vanilla, chocolate or vanilla chocolate twist

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