A Roundup of Cruise Bargains

I’ve just been looking over a press release about all the good cruise values being offered. There’s two-for-one pricing, kids sail free, early-booking offers — and more. Personally, I think it’s a great time to latch on to some of the bargains and plan a get-away for the spring or summer. Following is a sampling of… [Read More]

Service Taken Seriously


I entered Prime 7 yesterday 15 minutes before it opened. The staff, pictured here, was getting a lecture from the maitre ‘d, who sounded like a coach, laying out the game plan for the night and emphasizing the importance of good service. Like most of its competitors, Regent takes service seriously. The company even keeps… [Read More]

Show Me A River

A record number of ships are wanting to give you a close-up look at Europe’s rivers in 2009. “Attention ladies and gentlemen. We are approaching a very low bridge, and we kindly ask that you vacate the Sun Deck until we have passed.” Floating down Moselle River, Peter Deilmann River Cruises’ Heidelberg is passing under… [Read More]