Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam has much to offer

By Robert N. Jenkins Art There’s no way to be certain which artworks in the brand-new cruise ship Nieuw Statendam will draw the most attention: Will it be the clear plexiglass, 5-foot-tall statue of David, a copy of Michelangelo’s masterwork, except this one is holding a cellphone in his lowered arm? Or is it the collection of everyday objects — a camera, eyeglasses, high heels, scissors — that are covered in bright cloth that is heavily embroidered? …

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Korean-Style Lamb Chops compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  This fiery dish is a satisfying, intense entrée and tastes great paired with rustic mashed potatoes, flash-fried asparagus or long beans. If you prefer a little more heat, try Korean chili paste in place of the chili garlic sauce. Either way, this dish is a true delight. Ingredients 1/3 C (89 ml) soy sauce 1 T (15 ml) sesame oil 1 tsp (5 ml) rice vinegar 1½ T (18 g) sugar ¼ C (48 g) sugar …

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A Visit to Magical Morella, Spain

Story and Photos by Richard Joseph

I recently got this travel diary from my friend, Richard Joseph, who took a trip to a historic area- Morella, Spain. What adventures did he discover on this trip of a lifetime? Read on for his impressions of this lovely area. – Heidi. There is a beautiful hill in Spain where every six years something that seems almost magical happens. That town is called Morella, you should be able to find it on a good map somewhere …

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Thanksgiving Bahamian cruise aboard Carnival Fantasy from Charleston, SC

I am a planner. There is not a trip I have been on in my adult life, especially once I became a parent, that I have not planned far in advance with detailed lists of activities and hotels and restaurants-I love a good spreadsheet. So in October when I saw a fantastic deal on a Thanksgiving cruise leaving in about a month from a port that is an easy one day drive from my house, I had …

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O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise aboard HAL: ‘Let’s Eat’ and not gain weight

by Kathy Witt Special to AllThingsCruise Whenever two or more women get together over dinner, the subject of weight inevitably rears its ugly head. This was the case during dinner in the Canaletto restaurant on our first evening aboard Eurodam, traveling from Seattle to Juneau. I had just shared a frightful factoid gleaned from that day’s invitation to come to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon for a chance to win one of $500 worth of giveaways: The …

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Oprah celebrates a year of adventure on Holland America’s Eurodam

By Kathy Witt Special to AllThingsCruise I consider myself a well-meaning “fashion don’t” so I’m feeling pretty intimidated about boarding  Holland America’s Eurodam on July15 to travel with high profile fashionista Oprah Winfrey, along with O, The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King, editor-in-chief Lucy Kaylin and style guru and creative director Adam Glassman. The cruise, roundtrip from Seattle to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan in Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia, is the first of five such cruises …

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Cruise Adventures Along the Coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Special to AllThingsCruise.com By John and Sandra Nowlan. Even the naturalists were astonished. Directly in front of the ship, at least 50 humpback whales were thrashing in the water and blowing salt spray as they herded, chased and consumed schools of capelin close to shore off the north-east coast of Newfoundland. Acadia University biologist Mark Mallory said it was the biggest concentration of whales he’d ever seen and agreed with the cruise leader that it was a …

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Artsy Oslo-Art and architecture shine along the fjord in Norway’s capital

By Katherine Rodeghier It’s a cow all right. White with black spots, a calf sliced open head to tail, preserved with Formaldehyde and suspended in a clear case, its innards revealed for all to see. Animal lovers might freak, but this passes for art in an edgy museum in the toniest neighborhood of Oslo. Shocking, perhaps, but not nearly as OMG as Damien Hirst’s other installation nearby. “Adam and Eve Exposed” depicts a man and woman on …

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Prague, Europe’s free and easy capital

By Katherine Rodeghier You gotta love a city where beer is cheaper than water. Sitting at an outdoor café on one of Prague’s most popular public squares, my husband and I expected to pay top dollar for our lunch. As we waited for our room to be ready on our first day, we lolled around under the café’s bright umbrella, picture taking and people watching as a constant stream of humanity passed our table. An hour came …

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Carnival Corporation launches new brand and travel category

This week in the historic, recently-renovated grand United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights, New York, Carnival Corporation created some history of its own with the launch of fathom™, a new brand geared to social impact travel. fathom impact travel (yes, lower case), operating as a stand-alone brand — the 10th for Carnival Corp — will offer passengers authentic, meaningful travel experiences working alongside local people tackling community needs. What sets fathom apart, Carnival claims, is its long-term …

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