SeaDream Yacht Club emphasizes the yachting lifestyle over the cruising lifestyle, a point well-illustrated in this photo. You may not notice at first, but against the backdrop of the large cruise ship in the background, in a photo snapped at 6:30 a.m., someone is sleeping in the Balinese-style beds. Sleeping under the stars, in fact,… [Read More]
Have questions about SeaDream Yacht Club? Or want to see photos of the yacht or the on-board lifestyle? I’m sailing on SeaDream I with 82 other guests on a nine-day itinerary from San Juan to St. Thomas, and I’m happy to snap photos that you’d like, ask questions or conduct interviews for you. Just let… [Read More]
Its sister, Celebrity Solstice, received rave reviews, so anticipation is high for Celebrity Equinox, which will offer a soft launch before her August 8 maiden voyage. Equinox will depart July 31 to sail through the Norwegian Fjords, roundtrip from Southampton, England. The 8-night cruise through the Norwegian Fjords features visits to Stavanger, Flam, Geiranger and… [Read More]
Copenhagen’s beloved Little Mermaid, known from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, will leave the city in 2010. She will travel around the world to be part of World Expo in Shanghai from April to November 2010. The Little Mermaid has never left her spot at Langelinie Pier, where cruise ships dock, since the statue was… [Read More]
While true connoisseurs of luxury cruising may not accept a substitute for sailing on a small upscale ship, there are now pockets of luxury on almost every large premium and contemporary cruise ship afloat. Recognizing that there are many cruisers with a taste for luxury but who appreciate big ship amenities (and often lower rates),… [Read More]
Royal Caribbean International is gearing up for the November launch of Oasis of the Seas. The new ship will feature a unique neighborhood concept that will provide cruise passengers with the opportunity to seek out relevant experiences based on their personal style, preference or mood in seven distinct areas of the ship.
There is a scene in the 1980 movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy” when a Coca Cola bottle falls from the sky onto Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The bottle, which was tossed out of an airplane, is found by a tribe that has no knowledge of the world beyond. Once exposed to the strange artifact, however,… [Read More]
With the dollar gaining strength on European currencies, it’s a good time to book a European cruise. Pricing is unprecedented, and your dollar will go much further ashore than it did last summer. Some of the deals: Crystal Cruises offers an onboard credit of $2,000 per couple on European sailings. And some of Crystal’s cruises… [Read More]