Cruising Windstar’s Wind Surf in the Caribbean

The Caribbean islands that run like a loose, wiggly string from Puerto Rico southeast toward Grenada and Barbados, are situated perfectly for the meandering ways of a sailing ship. Most distances between island anchorages are relatively short, so hurry is not a factor, and there’s little need to put into the bustling ports where big ships plop. Private motor yachts, sailboats owned and chartered, and larger sailing ships — with motors for battling capricious winds — ply …

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Dining aboard the Disney Magic

ABOARD THE DISNEY MAGIC – My grandson Logan did a double take when we walked into Parrot Cay for dinner the first night of our Magic cruise and a server called him by name. How did anyone know Logan’s name? We sure weren’t wearing nametags. The mystery was solved when Simoun Olba introduced himself as our server for the entire cruise. When he saw us walking toward Table 67, I guess Simoun had no trouble figuring out …

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Carnival Victory launches year-round four- and five-day Caribbean/Bahamas cruises from Miami

Carnival Victory arrived at PortMiami on February 4, 2013 to kick off its new year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises that visit tropical destinations throughout the Caribbean and Bahamas. The 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory is the newest and largest ship to operate year-round four- and five-day voyages from South Florida. Carnival Victory’s new Miami-based schedule features three distinctly different itineraries, providing consumers with a variety of cruise options departing from one of America’s top tourist destinations. Four-day …

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