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Our Five Night Holland America Rotterdam Bahamas Cruise – Overall Thoughts and Evaluation

We are back home after our five-night Bahamas cruise on Rotterdam, the newest ship in the Holland America Line (HAL) fleet. This voyage was a press trip courtesy of Holland America Line and All Things Cruise. Out of 100 points, how did our voyage score?  What were the high and low points? Read on! Overall score out of 100 points:  94 points. Boarding and disembarking procedures. HAL has taken advantage of technology. A great deal of the…

ROYAL CARIBBEAN ~ ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS: A Little Peek at a BIG Ship!

It didn’t take me very long to appreciate the appeal of a big—okay, massive—cruise ship, particularly for active families. It took me exactly two-days, or the duration of Royal Caribbean’s recent Odyssey of the Seas inaugural and naming event, exclusively for 2,200 press, travel professionals and the line’s most devoted guests. As one passionately devoted to small and mid-size ship cruising, the thought of sailing the Quantum Class Odyssey of the Seas, a 1,138-foot long, 16-deck, 167,704…

MSC Cruises And Fincantieri Mark Float Out Of The Line’s Next Flagship MSC Seascape

MSC Seascape today floated out at the shipyard in Italy as sister ship MSC Seashore’s simultaneous naming ceremony takes place at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas MSC Seascape is one of three MSC Cruises ships currently under construction, two of which will be delivered in 2022 following the two that came into service in 2021 Courtesy MSC Cruises: Trieste, Italy – November 18, 2021 – MSC Cruises today celebrated the float out of its…

Invitation To Pre-Book Special Voyages~For Our Treasured Guests: Azamara® World Voyage, a 155-Night Journey

Azamara® Announces New Five-Month World Voyage, Visiting More Than Seven Wonders of the World Aboard the Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Azamara OnwardSM The once-in-a-lifetime sailing will bring guests to over 40 countries on six continents. Announcing the Azamara® World Voyage: a 155-night journey aboard our newest ship, the boutique-style Azamara OnwardSM offering the most comprehensive way to experience all 7 Wonders of the World and more. Visit over 40 countries on six continents as you call on…

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas: Shipboard Activities

For her 25th wedding anniversary celebration, Lauren Evans of Miami pictured herself sitting on the balcony of a ship stateroom, perhaps reading the newest Nora Roberts novel. She and her husband would enjoy leisurely restaurant meals, strolls on a beautiful island beach and Broadway-style shows in the evening. Her husband, Larry Evans, on the other hand, was looking forward to rock climbing, swimming, ice skating, zip lining, surfing and maybe even boogie boarding. Then he would be…

Invitation To Pre-Book Special Voyages~For Our Treasured Guests: Silversea Grand Expedition 2023

With cruise itineraries constantly evolving due to changing guidelines around the globe, not all itineraries may be available on our website for pre-booking. We are extremely pleased to share some exciting news and offers for you. Please use links below to see latest available pre-booking sailings and request a quote. Silversea Grand Expedition 2023 Aboard Silver Cloud From Ushuaia To Anjouan To Tresco To Kangerlussuaq, Silversea’s Grand Expedition 2023 Takes Guests On A Voyage Of Colours And…

Day 5 Aboard Holland America Rotterdam – The Private Cabana

On this voyage we made two visits to Half Moon Cay, the private island. Jane and I chose to stay onboard the second day. We had other plans. We started with our usual in room breakfast followed by coffee at the Lido Market. About 9:30 we headed to The Retreat on Deck 12. The Retreat is a private area consisting of about 20 tented cabanas, a hot tub, plush loungers and dining areas. At $45 per person…

Day 4 Aboard Holland America Rotterdam – Half Moon Cay, Private Island

You know our routine by now. 7:00 AM knock on the door as rolls and coffee arrive. We shower and head up to the Lido Market. More food. We sit in the sun. The focus of today will be Half Moon Cay, the private island owned by Holland America Line since 1996. It’s a significant sized island, looking long and narrow. While on a tour we heard the company invested $ 60 million, including about $40 million…

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