Diary of Viking’s Iconic Mediterranean Cruise Aboard Viking Jupiter

Starting in February, there will be 19 Opportunities to sail on Viking’s Iconic Mediterranean Itinerary.  Here’s what to expect. Viking Cruise Line, perennially atop “Best Cruise Line” lists, offers this true Bucket List voyage. Viking sails from Rome to Barcelona (or the reverse) on this wonderful itinerary. It takes in Italy’s must-see cultural sites in Rome, Florence and Pisa.  And for those who have ‘seen it all’, there are forays into the Tuscan countryside including a Wine tour …

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MSC Seashore: Lucky Cat Beckons Diners to Kaito Sushi Bar

A mechanical Lucky Cat waves her paws on the front counter as two sushi chefs prepare fresh delicacies and place them in domed dishes on a moving conveyor belt. I watch all the dishes pass by me before choosing the ones I want at Kaito Sushi Bar. I know in my cruising years I have sometimes ordered an appetizer or entrée from one of the ship restaurants and, when it arrived, it didn’t look at all like …

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CDC Director Says Cruise Industry Has Stepped Up

Courtesy Cruise Industry News Jan. 12, 2022: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the cruise industry had stepped up. “I think the Conditional Sail Order and the fact the industry has stepped up and is now interested in exceeding the compliance with the Sail Order without the order necessarily being in place is a real testimonial to how well that has worked.” she said, noting the CDC had worked collaboratively …

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MSC Seashore: New York Décor on Elegant New Ship

The Statue of Liberty raises her arm in welcome. Times Square billboards glow with dazzling lights. Dining rooms boast names like Manhattan, Central Park, Tribeca and 5th Avenue. Then there’s the Long Island Pool. The new MSC Seashore definitely has a New York vibe and is an astoundingly elegant ship. But that’s just the beginning of what this lovely ship offers. Even though I have just stepped onboard, I can see why people are choosing to cruise …

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Chic and Lavish Digs At Sea ~ Celebrity Cruises: The Retreat®

The Retreat® The Retreat® isn’t a place. It isn’t an amenity. It isn’t a service. It’s all of this and more. The Retreat includes stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck that rival any high-end resort. Your dedicated team of attendants, concierges, and your Personal Retreat Host will do everything to ensure you never have to lift a finger on vacation. Reflection Suite Available only on Celebrity Reflection®, Reflection suites have extra-high ceilings and …

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Luxurious Digs At Sea ~ Disney Cruise Line

Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah Unparalleled luxury and personal attention combine in Disney’s very finest type of suite and our most spacious quarters. Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah are classified as Category R and are located on Deck 12, Forward. Beginning with sailings in 2022, Concierge Royal Suites with Verandah will be classified as Category 1A. A sophisticated Art Deco décor incorporates original artwork, vintage Disney hallmarks, warm wood finishes with inlaid details, elegant furnishings and lavish …

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Posh Digs At Sea ~ Holland America Line Suites

Neptune & Pinnacle Suite With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. Pinnacle Suite Approximately 1,290 Sq. Ft. Including Verandah Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave and refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with …

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Lavish Digs at Sea – Experience Sky Suites, Lux Suite and Club Class on Princess Cruises

When you cruise, be sure to check out what’s available as far as best posh digs at sea! Sky Suite – (Available on Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess) Unparalleled Service & Princess’s Largest Balcony Exclusive doesn’t begin to describe the experience. Inclusive amenities, attentive service and a dedicated Suite Experience Manager to deliver your every desire are just the beginning. Crowning the heights of the ship, each Sky Suite hosts up to five guests, dazzling you with …

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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 …

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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 …

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