I’d never been to Nevis until this morning, and while it was a pleasant stop, Nevis was not nearly as beautiful as Virgin Gorda, where SeaDream I called yesterday. The great thing about yachting, however, is that you don’t need to feel guilty if you decline to disembark. “We’re past the point of ticking off… [Read More]
6 a.m. and SeaDream I is anchored off the island of Nevis with Saba visible in the distance.
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.