From Mailroom To Multi-Billionaire


[This Avid Cruiser profile of Micky Arison was first published in 2005.] Standing in the discotheque aboard Holland America Line’s new Zuiderdam, Micky Arison hardly seems like the cruise industry’s most powerful executive. Tanned, relaxed and smiling, his silk shirt unbuttoned three down and wife Madeleine on his arm, he could be mistaken for just… [Read More]

Seabourn Odyssey: Five Little Annoyances & How To Deal With Them

So if you want that wrinkled shirt cleaned or pressed and you don’t want to pay a surcharge, you need to board the morning before your cruise departs.Seabourn Odyssey Marina Better marina managemen t. The marina just doesn’t work efficiently on weeklong cruises when there is only one day when it can be used — and only for a short timeframe.

Awesome Oasis Of The Seas


The Oasis will have amenities never seen afloat before, such as a zip-line and a carousel, as well as the first moving bar at sea, which will ascend from the ship’s Promenade area of indoor stores and cafes, to its Central Park, an open-air outdoor “park” with pathways, flower gardens and canopy trees that span the length of a football field. … In addition to Central Park, the “neighborhoods” include the Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone: 28,700-square-feet just for kids and teens with Kids Avenue, a central boulevard connecting various themed play areas; a nursery for infants and toddlers; a theater just for children.