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Cruise Ships Currently Sailing to the Bahamas

Courtesy Cruise Industry News: Jan. 8, 2022: Those in the U.S. fancying a warm getaway will be right to consider a cruise to the Bahamas. Located a very short sailing distance from Miami, this country provides a perfect winter escape with its sandy beaches and bright blue water. Luckily, with more than 30 cruise ships currently sailing to the Bahamas, finding a cruise that fits the bill won’t be a challenge. Ship: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean…

American Queen Voyages Debuts in Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula

Courtesy Cruise Industry News Jan. 5, 2022: American Queen Voyages has welcomed guests for its first Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula voyage. After arriving in Cozumel on Jan. 4 and embarking on land tours, guests will be boarding the Ocean Voyager, formerly Victory I, today to visit ports and sites that include Campeche, Progreso and Valladolid. According to a press release, highlights of the inaugural voyage include a visit to Malecón de Campeche, a sunrise visit over El…

CELESTYAL CRUISES ANNOUNCES “WAVE SEASON” OFFERS WITH SAVINGS OF UP TO 30% OFF~ Kids Sail Free and Reduced Fares for Solo Travelers

Courtesy Celestyal Cruises: ATHENS, GREECE (January 04, 2022)  Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced its “Escape Back to the Blue” Wave season campaign with savings up to 30 percent off select 2022 sailings booked from now through March 31, 2022.  Prices start as low as $449* on the three-night “Iconic Aegean” itinerary, which is normally priced at $610, reflecting a savings of more…

The Gym Rat at Sea

I’m a gym rat, except I’m not. For years I’ve been at the gym three to four times a week. I’m an early morning person, getting there about 5:30 AM when they open. It’s a great way to start the day and it gets exercise out of the way. The pandemic changed all that for obvious reasons. I work out at home on the same timetable. I hope to return to the gym in 2022. When my…

Celebrity Apex: Dining Choices Galore on New Cruise Ship

Such a simple thing. But, to me, it shows that Celebrity Cruises aims to please its passengers and pays attention to what breakfast eaters want. In the Celebrity Apex’s buffet restaurant, Oceanview Café, is a popular breakfast item with a sign overtop it – Crispy Bacon. Great idea! I’ve seen it happen so many times on cruise ships where a passenger in the breakfast buffet asks a crew member for crispy bacon. Then the crew member uses…

Cunard Queen Mary 2 TransAtlantic Crossing: 11 Things We Will Do When Boarding the Ship

It’s been almost two years since we stepped aboard a Cunard liner. That changes when we board the Queen Mary 2 on Monday, January 3rd, to cross the Atlantic in the eastbound direction, enroute to Southampton. We have done this many times. We think the transatlantic crossing is Cunard’s signature voyage. We try to board as early as possible and have developed a routine for our first day on board. In no particular order, they are: Arrive…

Celebrity Apex: Dining at Le Petit Chef

Lights dim in Le Grand Bistro restaurant aboard the Celebrity Apex and my dinner show begins. Right on the dining room table in front of me, a tiny chef prepares a four-course meal in a delightful presentation called “Le Petit Chef & Family Cooking Through the Seasons.” Le Petit Chef is the brainchild of Skullmapping, an artists’ collective that specializes in 3D projections. It began as a land-based offering before hitting the high seas with Celebrity. During…

Celebrity Apex: Splendid Cruise Ship Shows

What was the first instrument Jimi Hendrix learned how to play and who gave it to him? Also, who designed the logo for the famous rock group Queen? I didn’t know the answers to either of those questions until I attended the “Rockumentary” show aboard the Celebrity Apex. The daily ship bulletin describes the production as being a chance to relive epic performances that have defined decade after decade of rock and roll. That it was. But,…

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