The Reimagined Queen Mary 2

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Position as of this writing: 42° 16.8’ N, 51° 26.6’ W

Speed: 22.7 knots

Wind: 10 knots / Temperature: 14°C / Seas: Slight

They’ve taken my coffee from me.

Well, not really. My coffee has just sort of shifted from […]

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At Sea, En-Route to Southampton aboard Queen Mary 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Position as of this writing: 41° 6.9’ N, 62° 42.3’ W

Speed: 20.7 knots

Wind: 15 knots / Temperature: 16°C / Seas: 1 to 4 feet

After a night of calm seas leaving New York, I […]

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Coming Home to Queen Mary 2

Monday, May 15, 2017

After over 100 cruises, I still find embarkation day to be an exciting event. I love arriving at the pier by taxi; love catching my first glimpse of a gleaming-white cruise ship that towers high above the pier; love that moment when I put […]

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Cunard’s Remastered Beauty Still Rules the Waves

Right now, I’m at the halfway point of my eastbound transatlantic crossing aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2, which departed New York on Monday on her first voyage of the season to Southampton, England. There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sight of nothing but […]

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One Last Day at Sea: Reflecting on Carnival Vista

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today is my last day aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista, after a six-day sailing that has taken us from Miami to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, along with featuring a special Carnival LIVE performance by comedian Jay Leno […]

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It’s Carnival LIVE in Cozumel: Jay Leno Comes to Carnival Vista

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today is a big day aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista. We came alongside this morning around 9:30 am for a 13-hour stay as part of Carnival’s Cozumel Plus sailings that feature enough time in Cozumel, Mexico for […]

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It’s All In A Day’s Fun: Georgetown, Grand Cayman

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

After being onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s newest vessel, Carnival Vista for the past four days, I’ve identified only one problem with the ship: there’s so much to do onboard that you’ll be tempted to just not go ashore at all.

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Ya Mon! A Beach Day in Ocho Rios

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Let’s get this out of the way first: I’m a terrible person to take to the beach. I sunburn easily. I don’t like the heat. And I get antsy if I’m not constantly on-the-go. So as I mentioned, I’m a terrible person to […]

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Exciting news today for anyone who’s had a river cruise along Egypt’s Nile River on their bucket list. Viking River Cruises announced today that it intends to resume Nile river cruising, and that it has acquired an existing vessel and stripped it completely down to the steel in order to undergo […]

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Touring the Vista

Monday, May 1, 2017

It’s my first full day aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s largest and most innovative ship yet,  Carnival Vista. We’re currently making 20 knots as we sail south towards our first port of call, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and today, nothing but ocean lies ahead. And that means I […]

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