Comprised of nearly 700 islands and cays, the Bahamas are situated only about 60 miles off the coast of Southeast Florida. Bahamas cruises typically depart Fort Lauderdale or Miami for short cruises to Nassau or Freeport, but a Bahamas cruise vacation may also visit the private islands operated by many cruise lines. Disney Cruise Line,… [Read More]
An Interesting Pour, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. I am currently on a press trip in Valencia, Spain. The tour is billed as a culinary excursion in this land of plenty. This week, we’ll visit Michelin-starred restaurants, taste the local Horchata and attend a Paella workshop. Valencia, along with the surrounding region, is a major… [Read More]
The debut of the Seabourn Odyssey, the first of three new ships rolling out over the next two years for the Yachts of Seabourn, is currently underway, and as with any debut of a new ship, we are eager see and learn more about what promises to be a gorgeous addition to the luxury market…. [Read More]
Princess Cruises will have an original copy of the Declaration of Independence on board its ships in Alaska during the week of July 4, and passengers will be invited to see this historic statement written and signed by the founding fathers of the United States.
In Amsterdam, the rental agency, Mac Bike, recommended a route called “The Great Waterland Bicycle Tour.” I followed the route, well described on the map, through Amsterdam, riding past charming canals, beautiful architecture, over pedestrians (well, past most but nearly over one or two who stepped in front of the bike) and alongside other cyclists… [Read More]
Looking to attract more first-time guests who may want to dip their toes rather than dive into a cruise vacation, Princess Cruises has announced 18 shorter itineraries from the West Coast for during the spring and fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011. Ranging from as little is one night to seven days, these… [Read More]
Few cruising regions offer the cultural and historical diversity of the Mediterranean. On a Mediterranean cruise vacation, you can spend time exploring the beginnings of the Greek and Roman empires, visiting the vestiges of the Crusades and the Ottoman rulers, marveling at the power and the glory of the ancient pharaohs, and walking religious sites… [Read More]
Hotel Pulitzer has all the charm of an Amsterdam canal house, yet it offers a luxury, five-star hotel experience. The hotel’s gardens and courtyards provide small sanctuaries from Amsterdam’s bustling street life. One of Hotel Pulitzer’s key selling points, however, is that it is ideally situated in the heart of the old city center for exploring Amsterdam by boat, bike or on foot, and returning to all the trappings of a luxury hotel.