For my first voyage with Celebrity Cruises, I opted for the Prime Verandah Stateroom on the Celebrity Silhouette. Choosing the right stateroom can greatly enhance your cruising experience, and I was eager to see what this selection had in store.
Recently on a Facebook Cruise Group I read the question, should I use a credit card or cash when making purchases while in port. Its a great question and I am sharing my thoughts in this weeks travel tip.
On one of my cruises, I visited one of the most beautiful islands I had seen, Curaçao in the Southern Caribbean. If your next port of call is the picturesque island of Curaçao, get ready for a delightful blend of vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and exciting activities. This Caribbean gem has something for every type of traveler, ensuring that your stopover is nothing short of memorable.
On December 23. the brand new Carnival Jubilee will make her debut in Galveston Texas. Jubilee will be the third in the Excel Class ships and will feature all of the favorites from Mardi Gras and Celebration including the rollercoaster BOLT.
Tuesday, my last day in Boston was expected to be the best weather of the trip so I was up early. One of the places, of many, I missed was the Public Gardens near Boston Common. So I made a coffee in my room and headed over early.
On Monday I had planned on taking it easy as the forecast had more rain. After a visit back at Bruegger’s Bagels, I headed across the street to the Old South Meeting House.
Sunday was probably my busiest day but the least amount of walking as I took the Old Town Trolley. This is one of the best ways to get around Downtown Boston as you get a fully narrated tour along with the ability to hop on and off at 14 different stops throughout the day.
I started my day with a cup of coffee and a bagel sandwich from Bruegger’s Bagels and it was fantastic. The only thing is, I had to just go back to the hotel to eat as they had no seating for some reason. After that, I went for a walk at Boston Common just a couple blocks from the hotel This is such a beautiful park framed by Tremont St, Boylston, Charles, and Beacon. People were out walking their dogs, running, walking and just enjoying the park. Made me wish I lived near something like this.
Over the past couple of years, I have read some books about the creation of our country including the Revolutionary War and the patriots in Boston. I quickly added Boston to my bucket list and recently crossed it off with a visit to Beantown.
Almost everyone has a bucket list of travel destinations they want to visit and most include places like Paris, Rome, New York and other major cities around the world. Why not at some nature and include some of the beautiful National Parks. Here are six do not miss National Parks in the US and Canada.
In 2024, you if you intend to travel to Europe you will need to apply for a acquire a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS for short. This will be required of citizens of the United States and Canada to be granted entry.
The allure of European river cruises lies in the seamless blend of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Sailing through iconic waterways such as the Danube, Rhine, Seine, and Douro, these voyages offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore the heart of Europe in an intimate and luxurious setting. As the gentle current carries you through charming villages, ancient castles, and vibrant cities, a European river cruise promises an unforgettable journey of discovery and relaxation.
Princess Cruise Line has a pricing structure different from most cruise lines. They allow you to choose your experience where you can purchase the perks ahead of time at a reduced rate.. In recent years they introduced, Princess Standard, Princess Plus and Princess Premier with varying perks with each pricing category.
This week they made some changes worth noting. Up until now the OceanNow Delivery was free but for Princess Standard will now be $14.99 per person for the entire cruise. In addition, restaurants like Alfredos and Gigis were included but now have a charge. You can move up to the Princess Plus to get these items included now. Below I have broken down the different packages.
Europe, like Alaska, is one of the most popular destinations for cruising. But also like Alaska, much different from the Caribbean. Lets take a look what you need to consider when planning your European Cruise Vacation
We are now in the beginning of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season and many people will cruise over the next few months. So what do you need to know about cruising during hurricane season?
There are three typical scenarios you might encounter if your cruise is planned during this time of year. But keep in mind, the cruise line will not place you, the crew or the ship in any danger and the odds of being impacted are rare.
During a recent cruise on Royal Caribbeans Mariner of the Seas one of my ports was Cozumel Mexico. Although I have visited Cozumel a number of times this time did I something different. I visited one of the most popular attractions at this port. The Tulum ancient ruins and cenote.
I have a passion for travel and believe travel is about experiences. Experiences create memories and are the stories we tell to friends and family - even with a little fudging on the facts.