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Fast Getaways

By Kristy Tolley Charleston + Carnival = One Convenient Cruise Sometimes you just have to get away. Turquoise waters and blue skies beckon. However, a Caribbean vacation might seem difficult to pull off on short notice. Not so! For Carolinians, a Caribbean...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Around the Mediterranean in 12 Days

Cruising to Saint-Tropez, Pisa, Florence, and Rome offers adventures among ancient architecture, breathtaking coastal views, and a taste of local tradition.Before my friend and I left U.S. soil this past Memorial Day weekend, we agreed to a master plan:...

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Explore the Outdoors…Online!

NEWS Explore Asheville has curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a much-needed...

Take a Virtual Vacation!

by Kristen Griffie Covid-19 might have us homebound right now, but that doesn't mean we still can't "escape!" There’s no shortage of TV shows, movies, FaceTime...