When I arrived in Turku, Finland, earlier this week to begin a series of assignments, my trusty Macbook suffered catastrophic failure. I was devastated. My Macbook contained years of photographs, videos and journals, photos of my children and of my travels. It contained accounting data for my business, contacts, music. My entire life, it seemed,… [Read More]
Back in the 1970s, Song of Norway, Royal Caribbean’s first ship, had a gym in an empty cabin that consisted of a rowing machine and a treadmill. Not many people used the gym or made any effort to find it. Today, Royal Caribbean’s newest ships feature the largest fitness centers and spas at sea, overlooking… [Read More]
Oasis features more than 2,000 balcony staterooms and more than 150 suites, but all you need is one. For the best of the best, here are the recommendations of Raimund Gschaider, project director for hotel operations for the Oasis-class vessels.
Oasis’ itineraries – seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean – are certainly not original. It is true that there are few ports worldwide that could accommodate such ships. But Oasis has forced innovation at some of these ports.
A reader recently wrote to ask if Oasis of the Seas’ Loft Suites featured only showers. The answer is shown to be affirmative in the photo above. For soakers, only the Royal Loft Suite features a tub and shower.
A beautiful day departing Helsinki for a promising week ahead on what one authority rates as the world’s best ship. Posted from my Blackberry.
Moving between the Royal Promenade and Central Park on Oasis of the Seas, the Rising Tide is cruising’s first elevator bar.
Tomorrow in Helsinki, I will board Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa, the flagship of the German cruise company’s fleet. The acclaimed Berlitz Cruise Guide awarded the ship 5-stars-plus for the eight consecutive year in 2009. Does the 408-passenger vessel live up to the hype? Tune in tomorrow to find out.