Articles by Destination


Pack A Lot of Europe Into One Trip: 10 Cruises You Need to Check Out

BY : Sally Farris | 2013

With a blistery winter hitting most of the U.S., flowers blooming, birds chirping and clear blue skies start to feel like an impossibility. But soon enough the chill in the air will turn to warm breezes and spring will arrive—and with it comes...


The Titanic Ready to Redeem Itself in 2016

While James Cameron may have impressed millions when he brought a new generation aboard the Titanic through his 1997 blockbuster film, Clive Palmer is doing one better. The eccentric billionaire is physically bringing cruise-goers onto the famous...
BY: Tara Imperatore | 2013

Our Favorite Cruise Trends for 2013

BY : Lena Katz | 2013

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) had some intriguing and exciting trends to report during its most recent State of the Industry Press Conference in New York this year. From brand-name entertainment to celebrity chef-driven cuisine to...


Travel to Rio de Janeiro for a First-Ever Offering from Crystal Cruises

BY : Sally Farris | 2013

Crystal Cruises, a favorite luxury cruise line for many discerning travelers, is now offering yet another one-of-a-kind adventure. These Boutique Adventures are a way to expose Crystal passengers to exclusive cultural experiences that the...


Uncover a Cultural Connection With Crystal Cruises Boutique Adventures

Being able to truly experience a location and immerse yourself in the local culture has become one of the biggest travel trends this year; so it is no surprise that Crystal Cruises has introduced Boutique Adventures to their Mediterranean...
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

Get a Sneak Peek of Princess Cruises' Newest Ship Before its Maiden Voyage

Princess Cruises, in celebration of their newest vessel Royal Princess, has announced that they will be offering two preview excursions to allow passengers to become acquainted with the luxury cruise ship’s many unique appointments. The two, two-day cruises will take place June 9 and June 14, 2013. The itinerary will feature a roundtrip from Southampton, making a stop in St. Peter Port on the island of Guernsey off the coast of Normandy. The shorter cruises will serve as a sneak peek before the June 16, 2013 maiden voyage, which will follow the Grand Mediterranean itinerary that Princess Cruises specializes in. An expanded atrium, over the water SeaWalk, onboard television studio, pastry shop, and private dining experiences enclosed in curtains of light are just a few of the Royal Princess’ exciting extras that set the 3,600-passenger vessel apart from her sibling ships. The mini cruises begin at $530 per person.
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

Cake Boss Sweetens the Norwegian Breakaway With New Bake Shop

Any lover of food-related TV shows has probably heard of Buddy Valastro, the star of TLC’s Cake Boss and owner of the renowned Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey. The fourth-generation baker who was born into the business owned and operated by...
BY: Nicolle Keogh | 2013

Newest Luxury Cruise Ships of 2012

BY : Tina Stewart | 2013

2012 was an exciting year for the cruise industry as several new luxury cruise ships were launched to wow passengers during their extravagant vacations at sea. Some companies added to small fleets while others were outdoing, or revamping, previous...


Innovative New Culinary Program to Join Silversea Cruises

It is easy to see why Forbes named Silversea one of the most luxurious cruises last year. Constantly looking to surprise and spoil guests, the cruise line has recently partnered with luxury hotel brand, Relais & Chateaux and a former Le Cordon Bleu...
BY: Sally Farris | 2013

Discover First-Hand What Makes Bordeaux Wines World Famous With Viking River Cruises

To be intrigued by this new luxury cruise itinerary from Viking River Cruises, all you have to do is one thing: enjoy drinking wine. Well, you also have to like traveling to Europe, touring beautiful French wine regions and learning how that little...
BY: Tara Imperatore | 2012

Luxury Cruise Ship Silver Cloud Shows Off New Look

To maintain their status as an innovator in the luxury cruise industry, Silversea is constantly coming up with ways to keep their liners fresh and exciting for their discerning guests. And in case you thought their ships couldn’t get any more...
BY: Tara Imperatore | 2012

How to Tip on a Cruise

Most luxury cruises either automatically include gratuity on a passenger’s tab, or provide a suggested tip amount for each staff member. Prepaid tipping is also increasingly common on cruise ships, though passengers are usually allowed the option...
BY: Sally Farris | 2012
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