Our Perfect Day at CocoCay

By Cortney Fries Royal Caribbean International recently unveiled the $250 million transformation of their private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, and my 7-year-old daughter, Fiona, and I were there to soak it all in. It was her first cruise and an incredibly memorable mother-daughter weekend. She ran between water slides, the obstacle […]

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Celebrity Summit’s New Revolution

By Kimberly Button The Celebrity Revolution is changing the cruising experience onboard Celebrity Cruises. If you haven’t sailed with Celebrity recently, you will likely be surprised at the cruise line’s ongoing extensive modernization effort. More than $500 million of state-of-the-art upgrades are being added across the Celebrity Cruise line fleet for guests’ enjoyment, including Xcelerate […]

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On the Horizon

Last spring, Carnival Cruise Line launched Carnival Horizon. Boasting more innovative features, upscale stylings, better dining options and more amenities, the Carnival Horizon offers guests ample opportunities to “choose fun.” The ship features 1,980 guest staterooms and suites, including 25 accessible staterooms. Large groups will enjoy the Family Harbor staterooms, with access to the exclusive […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Sail the Celebrity Edge

Editor’s Escape Everyone’s talking about the latest and most innovative ship from Celebrity Cruises — Celebrity Edge. If a cruise is on your list of New Year’s travel resolutions for 2019, here are five reasons to make it happen! 1.    Magic Carpet This distinct orange, glass-enclosed, moving platform is situated off the side of the […]

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Wine and Rhine with AmaWaterways

A European river cruise has long been on my travel to-do list. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine (Wine Cruise)”, I was all in. Bob and Lynette Morus, proprietors of Phelps Creek Vineyards in Oregon, traveled with us. They hosted wine tastings and lectures throughout our journey. I could […]

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Category: Cruises, US, World

Rock ‘N’ Roll is Here to Stay on Rocky’s Rockin’ Cruises

It’s prom night, and you’re wrapped in taffeta, hearing the squeaking soles of dancing shoes all across the room. The band is live, and they’re playing your favorite song. You haven’t heard that one in years. You and your date dance the night away together. People all around are wearing bobby socks and poodle skirts. […]

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Category: Cruises, Europe, World

Cruising the Romantic Danube

Moonbeams danced playfully on the surface of the Danube, competing with reflections from Budapest’s myriad lights, as the Viking Egil cruised unhurriedly past stately 19th-century architecture and impressive monuments in Hungary’s capital city, adoringly called the Queen of the Danube. The “Romantic Danube” itinerary was Viking River Cruises’ notable way of introducing guests to the […]

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Category: Cruises, US

Road Trip to Your Ship

There are many perks to living in the Carolinas. Being within a relatively easy drive to Florida cruise ports is one of them.  Road tripping it to your cruise saves you money on airfare — which can be pricy for families. In addition, you don’t have to worry about potential flight delays, luggage limits, and […]

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